Perfect Point is known for its cheap knives that manage to often outdo products by other brands that cost over twice as much. That was definitely the intention with the Perfect Point RC-1793B, although the company slightly missed its mark.
The Perfect Point RC-1793B has a star rating of 4.5 out of 5. While that is not bad for a throwing knife, a lot of the online reviews are skewed by people who want something cool and want to spend a few dollars. These are not great for actual throwing.
If you just want something to sit on a shelf and look cool, these are fine. If you want to actually throw them (at any skill level) these really don’t have the quality. If you like the brand, try the Perfect Point PAK-712-12 throwing knives instead.
So, where does this throwing knife from Perfect Point work, and where does it fall short?
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Perfect Point RC-1793B First Impressions
Opening the three-piece throwing knife set, there are no surprises. Perfect Point has a lot of models in a similar price range, and the RC-1793B looks no different than most. The black blades do nothing to stand out particularly, and I have always found the monogram to be pointless (it takes away from the minimalist look and almost always wears off).
The black blades have an 8-inch overall length, which I quite like. If you have read any of my other reviews, you will know that I prefer knives between 8-10 inches, and this hits the spot. There is a laser cut-out to attach a rope to, although I have never done that. Lastly, the nylon sheath is almost exactly the same as in other similar models by Perfect Point: Not great, but definitely serviceable.
How I Reviewed the Perfect Point RC-1793B Throwing Knife
I tested the steel blades over the better part of the day. Normally, I like to test a set of throwing knives for at least three days, but as you will discover later, that was not possible with this set.
Still, I got to try the knives out using multiple throwing techniques and at various ranges. Then, I tried to compare the set with other knives at a similar price point to see how they perform.
How the Perfect Point RC-1793B Compares
Balanced Out of the Box
The knives work extremely well out of the box. You do not need to make any kind of modifications in order to get a balanced throw out of them. This is indeed rare at this price point, and it was nice to see a set that could perform so well without having to change anything.
This makes the RC-1793B a very beginner-friendly knife, and considering the size and the somewhat lightweight build, I would also recommend this knife for kids that are just beginning to get into the art of knife throwing.
Stable and Thick
The knives are designed with a thick blade edging (excuse the pun) towards a pointy end. This makes the knife ideal for long-range throws.
Of course, it cannot compete with knives made for competitions, but I found it to be better for long-range throws than any other knife that I have tested in this price bracket.
Value For Money
Considering the fact that you can actually use this knife for proper practice, this is as good of a deal as you are going to get. Although there are cheaper knife sets in the market, most of them are quite unusable.
At this price, while there are a couple of other throwing knives that you can consider, it is hard to find a better bargain, and Perfect Point has to be commended on that.
If you are looking for a knife that attracts attention and stands out, then you will have to look elsewhere.
The problem is not just that it is a standard black design but the fact that the finish used seems just like any other knife that you could think of.
Of course, I had the black version, but the set also comes in a silver finish. Although I have never personally seen it, it does look much better in pictures. Sadly, the spider monogram will almost certainly wear off over time if your hand rubs against it.
Remember when I said that I could only test the knives for a day? That was because they broke. Yes, all of them!
Durability is a common complaint with knives in this price range, and the RC-1793B is a perfect example of why it is always a good idea to spend a little bit more and go for a higher-end model.
Is Perfect Point a Good Knife Brand?
When it comes to really cheap knives, Perfect Point is my go-to brand. While there are better options available in the mid-range or value category, Perfect Point is the king of making ultra-affordable knives that punch way above their price bracket.
That said, you should always be wary of quality control and durability issues when purchasing cheap knives. The RC-1793B is a perfect example.
If you’re looking for something to get you started in the sport – we have a full list of the best beginner throwing knives. The budget Perfect Point models didn’t make the list.
Perfect Point RC-1793B vs Perfect Point PAK-712-12
Both of these knives suffer from durability issues. Whereas the RC-1793B usually breaks in the area between the blade and the handle, the PAK-712-12 has delicate tips that can break quite easily if thrown at a hard surface.
Overall, the knives perform quite similarly to one another. If you want a knife with a sharper tip, then going with the PAK-712-12 would be a great idea. However, it does require a few modifications before it can function properly.
The RC-1793B, on the other hand, functions well right out of the box. It is also an extremely well-balanced knife, something that cannot be said for the PAK-712-12.
Perfect Point RC-1793B vs Perfect Point RC-595-3
If you are looking for a really small knife that can be thrown at really fast speeds, then the RC-595-3 is one of the best budget options in the market. Overall, I found the model to be a lot better (and a lot more fun) than the RC-1793B, which makes no attempt to differentiate itself in any meaningful way.
Both of these knives are ideal for kids, but the small size of the RC-595-3 takes the cake. That said, if you are someone that has larger hands, you may find it extremely difficult to use it, and the RC-1793B would be a better option for you.
Lastly, while the RC-595-3 only functions well on soft targets, it is one of the most durable knives that you can find in its size (unless you are willing to spend a lot of money). As such, I would advise that most people go for the RC-595-3.
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