Harry McEvoy, foremost expert in the field of knife and tomahawk throwing and best-selling author of Knife Throwing: A Practical Guide,
provides us with an exciting, in-depth look at the popular sport of weapon throwing.
Meet the men who will through a flaming knife at a lovely lady on a spinning target-and not scorch a hair; learn about the legendary "Skeeter" Vaughan, whose record-breaking throw saved the lives of hundreds of U.S. servicemen during World War II; and witness the courage of Tony Cascarella, who brought down a 275-pound wild boar with only three Bowie-Axe throwing knives.
In addition, this book will clearly show you the skills involved in knife and tomahawk throwing-skills all the professionals first mastered before attempting the daring feats required when performing the "impalement arts." Also presented is an interesting history of throwing-knives, from the earliest times, through the development of the European daggers, and up tot the knives used during the Vietnam War. Furthermore, you'll learn about many of the other throwing instruments of the world, including the martial arts weapons used by the ninja of Japan, and the deadly boomerangs of the Australian aborigines.
Concisely written and illustrated with more than 50 photographs (including many of the "greats" in action), Knife and Tomahawk Throwing
is a must for anyone interested in these fascinating sports.
Harry K. McEvoy, a long-time resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan, founded the Tru-Balance Knife Company there in 1949, and almost ever since has been the primary supplier of quality throwing-knives to professionals and sportsmen alike. He has coached and demonstrated knife and tomahawk throwing for more than thirty years and is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject.