Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Whoa, Nellie! This is a thoroughbred of a thrower. Just, has a lot of visual appeal, beautiful lines and graphics. I just love the detail in the ThunderHorse Logo. This would make such a stunning presentation in a display case, I kinda hate to throw it and scratch it up. Maybe I can find funds to buy a 2nd one. ThunderHorse is a heavy weight throwing knife. Balance is forward of handle; fulcrum at center of fletching in arrow (if that means anything to you?). … Well, I took it out and gave it a whirl. Planted it solidly in the target on my 2nd throw. Excellent weight and balance, a very intuitive throwing knife. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It seems, KaBar is a one trick pony. I know they probably, buy 1095 CroVan by the train load, and get a good price on it that way. But, couldn’t they have sprung for a special order of 1055 tool steel for this knife (softer, tougher steel, less prone to breakage than, 1095 CroVan)? I thought they may have done a special, lower tempering; but, checking the specs, this 57-58 HRC on ThunderHorse is a harder range than the 56-58 HRC on their USMC Fighting Knife. ??? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’m sure almost everyone’s first thought is, “Couldn’t KaBar at least, provide a cheap plastic lined, nylon sheath?” Other throwing knives I have purchased have not included sheaths. I collect knives made all over the world, but, I like to support U.S.A. knife makers when I spot a worthy offering. If, not providing a sheath is what it takes to keep this knife affordable/sell-able, and keep American workers in a job, I’m okay with that. I plan on making a between the shoulder blades, harness sheath. I remember seeing this in my childhood (old “B” Movie Western, Sky King, Rawhide, Lone Ranger, Daniel Boone TV show?), where a guy reaches up to tip his hat, scratch his head, or, wipe his brow, and in a blink of the eye, a knife is whirling thru the air towards its target. This knife seems to be begging for such a sheath. You can probably make one with a cheap nylon shoulder holster harness. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> For KaBar’s first throwing knife, I think they found the right knife designer in KJ Jones (could find no evidence that KaBar, or their parent company, United Cutlery Co. ever made a throwing knife?). I look forward to seeing further collaborations with her. ThunderHorse is just a handsome, well designed thrower. I’d saddle-up on this one. Definitely, one to have in your stable.