All Darts Sold in a set of 3
Darts are made of brass, nickel silver or tungsten.
Brass is a soft/light
material, which makes for easy machining, which keeps costs down.
Due to the lightness of this material, the darts can be bulky as the
Nickel Silver is
slightly heavier than brass, but is still considered a soft/light material.
Again, a nickel-silver dart will be bulky as the weight increases.
Nickel-silver darts do not tarnish as easily as brass darts and usually
retain their luster longer.
Tungsten is a brittle
and dense material. Because of its
brittleness another alloy is added to it to avoid breakage, the most common is
nickel. The higher the percentage
of tungsten, the density increases in the barrel.
Thereby you can have a smaller barrel (than brass or nickel-silver) even
with the same or greater weight. The
higher the percentage of tungsten, the cost of the dart usually goes up.
This is because Tungsten is a harder material to machine.
The hardness of a Tungsten barrel allows it to retain its grooves and
knurl longer than a Nickel Silver or Brass dart.
Tungsten is a preferred choice for more serious darters because you can
group your darts tighter with a smaller barrel.
The most common weight for soft tip
darts is 18 grams, followed by 16 grams. Soft
tip darts are weighed complete (flight, shaft, barrel and point).
Most soft tip darts have both
2ba tip and shaft thread size, this allows for easily reversing the barrel to
find a better grip--based on individual preference.
Occasionally, you will find a ¼” tip size, but this is not that
common. Keep this in mind when
purchasing accessories for your soft tip darts or when purchasing multiple sets
of darts that you may want to use the same tip size for all.
Darts with any type of coating are not guaranteed due to wear and tear. Some Manufactures do warranty their darts against fractures and breakage. However, coatings are NOT guaranteed (this includes titanium, grafix or any type of paint on the barrel)