Great set for both beginners and those looking to expand their throwing weapon collection.
This package deal includes 12 throwing knives plus target board. Each thrower is 6 1/4 in. overall and made of stainless steel with a black cord wrapped handle. Half of the knives are finished in black with red wrapping and kanji etching, while the other half have a black finish with silver dragon etching.
A nylon sheath is included for easy knife storage and transport. The enclosed 3 x 4 in. paper flyer lists several knife throwing games to keep you and your friends entertained and throwing for hours.
History of the Kunai knife:
A kunai is an ancient kind of trowel, originated during the Tensho Era in Japan. The kunai was normally wrought of iron, not steel, cheaply forged and unpolished. The size of most kunai ranged from 20 cm to 60 cm, with the average at 40 cm. The kunai was used by common folk as multi-purpose gardening tools and by workers of stone and masonry. The kunai is not a knife, but something more akin to a wrecking bar. The blade was soft iron and unsharpened because the edges were used to smash plaster and wood, to dig holes and to pry. Normally only the tip would have been sharpened. The uses to which a kunai was put would have destroyed any heat-treated and sharpened tool like a knife.
Kunai normally had a leaf-shaped blade and a handle with a ring on the pommel for attaching a rope. This would allow the kunai's handle to be wrapped to act as a grip, or when used as a weapon; to be strapped to a stick as an expedient spear, to be tied to the body for concealment, or to use as an anchor or piton.