This is a nice practice knife! It’s not plastic so expect it to feel a little heavy at first. Very well made but has a problem with the screws coming loose where the handle attaches to the blade. Keep a close eye on them because they are easily lost! The first time ours came loose I went ahead and cleaned up the threads and applied “blue” Loctite. This helped but didn’t solve the problem. The way the handles attach, you can’t really crank down on the screws because it will keep the handle from rotating smoothly. There may be a different blend of Loctite that will work better for this application?
Overall very nice product!!
When using or practicing as a beginner, you want to practice with pants, socks and shoes. You also want to practice in the yard or standing on carpet or a thick blanket. Once you get a little confidence with the knife and you start spinning it around and learning new tricks, you will be dropping it. Like I said before, it’s a well made, fairly heavy, metal knife. Even though the blade is NOT sharpened, it still comes to a point! You really don’t want to drop it on your bare feet, or hit yourself in the knee or shin, and it could possibly scratch or dent hardwood flooring.