Steel tip darts
Steel tip darts are heavy and durable. They are used on standard bristle dart boards.
Soft tip darts
Soft tip darts have tips made of semi-rigid tapered plastic that easily pierce the holes cast in a dart board. They are used on electronic dart boards. They can be further classified according to the type of metal they are made of: brass, nickel/silver, or tungsten.
Brass soft tip darts
Brass is a fairly dense metal that is also inexpensive and readily available. They are ideal for recreational games. However, brass soft tip darts are quite soft and easily wear down or become dull.
Nickel/silver soft tip darts
Nickel/silver darts are made of a mixture of nickel and tin. They are inexpensive, harder, and more durable than brass soft tip darts.
Tungsten soft tip darts
Tungsten is an exceptionally dense metal. This makes tungsten soft tip darts heavy, durable, and highly resistant to wear and tear.