The main purpose of a throwing knife sheath is to protect the knife and the user from being cut. But some sheaths have an additional feature which allows you to wear the knives and give you an assassin feel.
One of the best things about throwing knives is that they are small enough so that you can conceal them anywhere on your body. You can hide the knives in your shoes, under your belt or around your wrist. To do this, you will need the appropriate sheath – there are sheaths/harness on the market that allow you to strap around the leg or shoulder.
Type of Cool Sheaths
Shoulder holster is a sheath that can be strapped around your shoulder with a shoulder harness. The knives are usually stored inside the slots of the sheath. Throwers will wear the sheath in front of their chest with the help of the shoulder harness.
Leg Wrap Sheath
Leg warps are usually made with a piece of nylon and you just wear it around the leg. They contain slots where a thrower can put the knives in. A thrower then pull the knives from their leg which is a quick way to draw knife. The cool thing is that these sheaths give you a proper Ninja feel. But the downside is that the weight of the knives may pull the sheath down if it isn’t put on tight enough.
Wrist Sheath is similar to a normal throwing knife sheath with a wrist strap. It can be wrapped around your wrist or ankle. Most of the wrist sheaths can fit three knives and the sheath can be hidden under your sleeve or trousers.
Today we are going to look at a few knives that come with a very cool throwing knife sheath.
- Overall Length: 6.5”
- Metal Type: black-coated stainless steel
- Handle: wrapped in green cord
- Sheath: Leg wrap nylon sheath
The knife is coming in at a few dollars per knife which is a great deal. These knives are short so they could be quite difficult to practice on if you are a beginner. They are made of thin stainless steel. If you don’t want them to break that quickly, choose a target that is made of soft material. You should also watch out for the green cord as it comes off quite easily.
Overall, the greatest thing about this knife set is the leg wrap sheath because it looks pretty cool.
These skull shaped design throwing knives come with a free wrist sheath. They come with a pack of three knives and they can all fit into the nylon wrist sheath at the same time. The sheath can hide stealthily under your sleeve even when it is packed with all three knives. The knives are double edges which may cause a problem when you perform a blade throw.
- Overall Length: 7.5 Inches
- Metal Type: one piece 440 Stainless Steel
- Blade Length: 3.25 Inches
- Blade Thickness: 2.5mm
- Handle: Natural Leather Wrap
- Sheath: Nylon Wrist Sheath
Overall, the knife only costs a few bucks per knife which isn’t bad. The free wrist sheath looks bad ass and you can replace the skull knives with your own knives and they can still fit in the sheath provided they are around 7” long.
- Overall Length: 5.5″
- Metal Type: Stainless Steel
- Sheath: Nylon Sheath with Elastic Wrist Strap
These knives are center-balanced so they spin uniformly in the air. Other than that, the specs for this knife set are pretty average. They might not be the best starter throwing knife set out there but the price is very attractive though. If you are a casual thrower who doesn’t want to spend too much then this might be perfect for you.
The United Cutlery UC2904 Lightning Bolt Set is very popular on the market and it comes with a very cool shoulder harness sheath. I am going to talk a bit more about this knife set because it is one of my favourite sets. I just love the shoulder harness that comes with it and I wish I can wear it all day.
The solid AUS-6 stainless steel is one of the features that make the UC2904 Lightning Bolt so popular. The knife is durable and strong to withstand any surface be it hard or soft. This saves you the time and money to replace the knives.
Unlike other small throwing knives in the market, the UC2904 Lightning Bolt is accurately balanced so that every throw you make comes out accurate. You don’t have to be a professional thrower to hit the target. With this type of a throwing knife you can compete with great throwers and still stand a chance to win.
This is the type of a knife you wouldn’t let your kids play around with. It is double-edged and razor sharp. It doesn’t need any extra sharpening. You should be extra careful when using it because the impact may be fatal especially if you miss your target and hit something else.
A Bit On the Short Side
Most of the throwing knives are silver in color. The UC2904 is black and slim enough to perfectly fit in your wallet. You don’t have to reserve a space for it. The black-coating feature gives it an impressive finish and the coat doesn’t wear out.
Unfortunately these knives are quite short, with a length of 5-1/2 inch overall. It will be hard to control if you don’t have much experience. I would recommend a larger knife if you are a new thrower. The good thing is you can hide these knives pretty well
If you prefer a longer knife, consider the UC1255 Lightning Bolt Triple Knife Throwing Set. It is similar to the UC2904, but a bit longer: 7-1/4-Inch overall length. It comes with the same shoulder harness and overall it is a great beginner set.
Coolest Shoulder Holster Ever
Unlike other nylon or leather sheaths you see from other blades, the sheath for the UC2904 Knives Set is made of hard ABS plastic with a nylon shoulder harness. It has three slots on the sheath which allows you to put one knife in each slot.
The coolest thing about this knife set is that the sheath is basically a shoulder holster so you can strap it around your shoulder. You can also wear it on a belt but I wouldn’t do that because pulling knife from your chest looks much cooler.
The price of this throwing knife ranges from is not cheap comparing to most of the throwing knives but it is worth it. It does not easily break regardless of the target and it stays sharp for a long time.
How to Throw These Knives
The sheaths mentioned above are undoubtedly cool, but one common feature about these sheaths is that they can only fit a shorter knife. So you will find that most of the knives reviewed have a short length. Because of this length, it is better to throw theses knives from a short distance. You can start with a cardboard and stand 2-3 feet away from the cardboard. I prefer using the handle throw (e.g. holding the handle) to throw this knife. Some of these blades are just too sharp and using the blade throw technique may turn into a disaster.