Knife throwing is an art, sport, combat skill, or variously an entertainment technique, involving an artist skilled in the art of throwing knives. 它们的刀刃和刀柄研磨地极度锋利，以及平衡感非常好掌握。由於它们刀身轻薄，they have less range than thrown spears or hatchets.
A throwing knife specifically designed for combat. 刀刃和刀柄都很锋利, and the knife may be skeletonized to reduce its weight. Some are also made of titanium.
A throwing knife more designed for sport and circus performance. Only the blade is sharpened.