Knife & Tomahawk Throwing: The Art of the Experts

May 4, 2021
Knife & Tomahawk Throwing: The Art of the Experts

"Knife & Tomahawk Throwing helps keep alive thesetraditional arts of the old West. In these pages, you will learnabout the fundamentals of the sport and gain insight into some ofthe greatest professional knife throwers–the men who paved the wayfor the modern day thrower." — Bobby Branton, President ofthe American Knife Thrower's Alliance (AKTA)Harry McEvoy, the foremost expert in the field of tomahawk andknife throwing and best-selling author of Knife Throwing: APractical Guide, provides us with an exciting, in-depth lookat the popular sport of weapon throwing.Meet the men who throw flaming knives at lovely ladies on aspinning target—and not scorch a hair; learn about the legendary"Skeeter" Vaughan, whose record-breaking throw saved the lives ofhundreds of U.S. servicemen during World War II; and witness thecourage of Tony Cascarella, who brought down a 275-pound wild boarwith only three Bowie-Axe throwing knives.In addition, this book will clearly show you the skills involvedin knife and tomahawk throwing—skills all the professionals firstmastered before attempting the daring feats required whenperforming the "impalement arts." Also presented is an interestinghistory of throwing-knives, from the earliest times, through thedevelopment of the European daggers, and up to the knives usedduring the Vietnam War. Furthermore, you'll learn about many of theother throwing weapons of the world, including the martial artsweapons used by the Japanese ninja, and the deadly boomerangs ofthe Australian aborigines.Concisely written and illustrated with more than 50photographs—including many of the "greats" in action—Knife andTomahawk Throwing is a must for anyone interested in thesefascinating sports.Chapters include:The Fine Points of Knife ThrowingHow to Build TargetsEvolution of the Throwing KnifeThe Art of the ProfessionalsThe Saga of Skeeter VaughnTomahawk ThrowingThe Hunt of the "Hog Heaven" BoarThe Other Throwing Instruments