SWIFT (Russian: Strij) is a Professional Throwing knife, used for Competitions...
Not a beginners throwing knife, Swift Throwing Knife is tricky little devil to master whether it be by the handle or the blade. The balance point lies dead center at 4 ¼” inches on this 8 ½” with its intricate lines, unusual profile and light weight at 6.5 oz. Easy to throw by the handle or by the blade but the Strij definitely requires a masters touch to be accurate.
Kizlyar Supreme Throwing Knives were developed and improved to their highest potential over the years by the fathers of the Russian knife throwing school, the most prominent is still grandmaster V. S. Kovrov, who is their original designer. Nothing is insignificant here: grip features and control of the knife, weight, surface finish, heat-treatment, proportions, aerodynamical properties - all these make a genuine throwing knife different from a standard knife. Professional throwing knives do not have thin parts or edges like standard knives have because they break very fast. In addition to this, the throwing knives are hardened at around 42-45 HRC to guarantee they will not break after years of throwing.