I’ve been meaning to finish my mini series on Flying Steel throwing knives for a while but life got in the way as did actually throwing these things! I started this series with the Shur-Knife review and I will be tackling the North Wind and the Vayu models here.
I am reviewing both of these knives at once because they are really close in appearance and they throw nearly identical as well. The only difference is that Vayu is a more traditional double bladed throwing knife whereas the North Wind has one short grind.
- Length: 10.4 in
- Mass: 265g/260g
- Steel: German 8670
- Hardness: 50RC
I utterly enjoy these knives. I have thrown them so much that both knives are completely tarnished from sweat.
Both models are very durable and have held up as well as the Shur-Knife. The only structural issue I’ve had is a dented tip on the North Wind and I know that it hit a rock on that throw. Even so, the damage is far less than other throwing knives I own have sustained in similar situations.
Whether I was throwing no spin, half spin, or 360, both of these knives performed great. However, I did find that I preferred the North Wind and I threw it more consistently than the Vayu. That said, they really do objectively feel and throw almost the same so I attribute my favoritism to personal preference.
I give the Vayu and North Wind from Flying Steel 4.65 out of 5 stars. These knives are fantastic whether you’re a beginner or a pro. I have yet to find a better throwing knife out of the box than these two. Seriously… they are that good.
Both models can be found at the Flying Steel site for $40USD each.