Brass is the softest and lightest metal so brass steel tip darts need to be bigger and bulkier to achieve the desired weight and due to their softness are more prone to wear. Brass steel tip darts are usually the least expensive.
Nickel Silver is slightly heavier than brass and a bit harder so darts are a bit more durable but still bulky.
Tungsten is the hardest and heaviest metal so darts can be smaller and slimmer than brass darts of the same weight allowing for tighter groupings. Tungsten steel tip darts are also much more durable so grooves and knurling are not as quickly worn down. By far the most popular choice for steel tip darts.
The weight of the steel tip dart is a matter of preference. How hard you throw the dart will determine how heavy the darts should be for you to use them accurately. The heavier the dart, the harder you have to throw it. Steel tip darts typically range from 18 grams up to as heavy as 30 grams with 22 grams to 25 grams being the most popular. Consider also where the steel tip dart is weighted. Some steel tip darts are weighted toward the front which are more suited to someone who lobs or arcs the dart. If you have a straight throw consider a steel tip dart that is more evenly weighted. Steel tip dart grips are usually smooth, knurled, diamond cuts, rings or a combination of each. The best grip offers control, consistency, and accuracy. Lastly and maybe most importantly is the design of the steel tip dart. Having steel tip darts with the right look can make you more comfortable, which can result in a very real psychological advantage.
At Pro Dart Boards you will find a huge selection of top quality professional grade steel tip darts from brass to tungsten ranging from 18 to 30 grams in loads of different styles at bargain prices. Many of our steel tip darts come with a deluxe carrying case and extra parts. Our staff is knowledgable and courteous and our check-out process is quick, easy and secure. Shipping is free on orders over $75 and most orders ship the same day. As always all of your purchases come with our famous 30-Day No Hassle Return Guarantee. We're confident you'll find just the style of steel tip dart that fits you perfectly and gives you the competitive edge!