Knife & Tomahawk Throwing

Martial Arts
$12.95
Current Stock:
SKU:
9780804815420
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
9780804815420
Format:
Paperback
Date Published:
05/01/1988
Illustrations:
b&w photos throughout
Number of Pages:
152
Trim Size:
5 X 7 1/2

"Knife & Tomahawk Throwing helps keep alive these traditional arts of the old West. In these pages, you will learn about the fundamentals of the sport and gain insight into some of the greatest professional knife throwers–the men who paved the way for the modern day thrower." — Bobby Branton, President of the American Knife Thrower's Alliance (AKTA)

Harry McEvoy, the foremost expert in the field of tomahawk and knife 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 throw flaming knives at lovely ladies 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 to the knives used during the Vietnam War. Furthermore, you'll learn about many of the other throwing weapons of the world, including the martial arts weapons used by the Japanese ninja, 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.

Chapters include:
  • The Fine Points of Knife Throwing
  • How to Build Targets
  • Evolution of the Throwing Knife
  • The Art of the Professionals
  • The Saga of Skeeter Vaughn
  • Tomahawk Throwing
  • The Hunt of the "Hog Heaven" Boar
  • The Other Throwing Instruments


    About the Author:
    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.