I actually had another set of them that my brother got me for my birthday one year, but I had to leave them at his house in California because I couldn't take them on the plane. I still intend to get them back, but I missed them so much that I just bought another set. One thing that I will say is that the side of the blade is sharp, so throwers should be aware when holding then. It is very easy to accidentally cut your fingers. The sides are razor sharp. That being said, you get used to that pretty quickly. I have had three other sets of throwing knives and these are the best set yet not only in quality and throw-ability, but in value for the money as well.