So, which darts are the most expensive? The most expensive darts in the world cost little more than $4,000. The set is crafted of pure gold and each dart weighs 27.35 grams. Each dart is worth around $1330, and that is just for the material. Not including the price of the case or anything else, the total value is likely to be much higher.
The King Edward VII Darts Board is kept at the National Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. It was donated to the Hall by the family of Harry Diamond, a business partner with Raymond Gilmartin who created the first commercially successful wooden dart board in the United States. The board is even marked with its original price tag of $10,500.
Darts can be expensive because they are valuable, but also because they are rare. There are only five known sets of gold darts in existence, and they all belong to different owners. Two of these sets were made for the king of England, one was given to the president of the United States, and two others were bought in Europe!
The world's second-most-expensive dart set was sold at auction in January 2016. It consisted of 42 gold darts priced at $50,000 - $100,000. The set was sold by Priti Patel of England and she got it as a gift from her husband.
The $20 to $30 range is an excellent starting point. Darts are normally of pretty good quality at that price point, and going much higher will likely not benefit a beginning player much. Buying darts over that price range, on the other hand, may be appropriate in some cases for more experienced players. There are some great-quality sets available for less than $100.
In general, a set of three darts will cost around $60 to $80, while four or five would be about $100 to $120 or more. Some sets include bottles of oil, others don't; some have wooden handles, others don't. Look for sets that are high quality without being overly expensive. Avoid sets with plastic or metal components unless you know how to treat them properly to avoid damage to your furniture.
There are many factors to consider when buying darts. Price should be just one of them. You also need to look at quality, balance, number of feathers, weight, handle type, and so on.
Good darters can make the difference between winning and losing matches, so make sure you get one that feels right. Handles should be comfortable to hold, but not so soft that they feel like playing tennis with them. The set should come with instructions on how to use it, and how to clean it too. Most sets also include some kind of bottle of oil for cleaning the dart board and darts themselves.
So, do pricey darts make a difference in the game? Expensive darts are composed of higher quality materials, such as tungsten. The higher the proportion of tungsten, the higher the price of the dart. Less priced darts will wear out faster and have a different feel. They're not as durable.
The difference is very noticeable when playing against people of similar skill levels. An expert player who uses only cheap darts usually loses to someone with more expensive equipment. However, the expert can win games if he uses darts that are less expensive but still high-quality. So, yes, expensive darts do make a difference.