I have purchased a lot of different brands of throwing knives and the majority of them are either too light to stick, too short to gauge a spin, or too brittle and snap in two they same day you buy them. Not these! The Boker Ziel 2 are absolutely the best throwing knife I've ever thrown. After thousands and thousands of throws, they have never bent, or broken. And I don't think they ever will. I've been very rough with these and they can take whatever you "throw" at them. They are perfectly balanced and throw well from either end. The tips are sharp but the blade isn't and won't cut you if you throw from the blade end. These are exactly what I was looking for and have lasted for years and 1000's of throws. After awhile all I've had to,do,is resharpen the tips on a couple of them. If you want an excellent throwing knife, get these!