I want a good quality knife, won’t break easily, and will stay sharp for a long while. Anyone have any suggestions?
I have several brands of throwing knives and ‘d have to disagree with prev. poster. United cutlery throwing knives are made of very soft metal. It is so soft that sharpening an edge becomes an issue, metal folds too quickly.
Now, that isn’t really a problem with throwing knives in general, but you mentioned staying sharp long time.
In that case I’d recommend Cold Steel true flight thrower knives.
As much as I don’t like cold steel knives, those are one of the better quality throwing knives.
Made of 1055 steel which is plenty tough and holds reasonably good edge for a throwing knife it’s a pretty good buy.
Mini review here – http://zvis.com/knives/throwing/cstft.shtml
At some point Rigid knives also made pretty solid throwing knives – http://zvis.com/knives/throwing/rigid.shtml
In general, throwing knives and good edge holding don’t really go along. Throwing implies impacts with wood and other hard objects, so blades have to be optimized for high toughness/impact resistance, which is detrimental for edge holding ability, which requires higher hardness, thus more brittle blades.