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Axe throwing
« on: April 12, 2018, 09:29:29 AM »
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Re: Axe throwing
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 10:21:35 AM »
6 people per target with axes.  Could be interesting.  Wonder if they have a medic in staff. 

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Re: Axe throwing
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 10:15:12 AM »
These places are becoming very popular news stories all over the country, but...those look like hatchets in the photos, not axes...Just saying. It's kinda like having a BB gun and saying you're a big game hunter.   :)  ;D  :laugh:

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Re: Axe throwing
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 04:30:19 PM »
At the Wormsloe historic site here in Savannah they have hatchet throwing for the folks to try out.  They even have some small ones for the smaller folks.    It's a great way to learn something about the sport.  I noticed the back boards in the picture appear to be regular lumber.  Am I correct?  Seems they would split and tear apart quickly.
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2018, 06:07:24 PM »
It is a lot of fun.  We do it at our yearly "Camp Alaska".  over the course of the day, we will coach 400 boy scouts at "tomahawk" throwing.  You can by a scout pack of tomahawks with 6 hawks and 2 extra handles for around a hundred dollars.  for a target we use elm, or cottonwood cookies on a tripod.  Aprox. 7 steps away and let er rip.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 05:02:08 PM »
Hi Alissa, just got my double bit razor throwing ax.  Not sharp on the points, the handle fit is not perfect, but see in the pics that is how they do it.  any thoughts.  do you need to sharpen points out of the box?  
will be using this weekend.  I will reach out to precision as well
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Re: Axe throwing
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 08:23:06 PM »
got email from Sherri.  not to sharp for safety to ship but usually sticks good in wood target, and can be sharpened as needed.  axes designed to take a lot of abuse, common to shatter a handle if rotation is off.  Nice people at precision axes and sponsor of the axe women
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Re: Axe throwing
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2019, 09:57:05 PM »
I doubt if Alissa has anything to do with, or knows anything about the business of selling the axes. She just knows where she gets them. Be kinda like asking her about your Logrite canthook.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2019, 07:35:51 AM »
yep, I get it.  I was just curious if they sharpen their throwing axes or use them as is.  Sherri at Precision was very helpful.  thanks.
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Re: Axe throwing
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2019, 01:17:09 PM »
Hi Doc, 

Glad you communicated with Sherri...the folks at Precision Axe are good people!

As a rule, unless something drastic happens to the blade, we don't sharpen our throwing axes that often. A tiny curl, fold or ding helps them stick in the target! 

Have fun!

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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2019, 02:36:03 PM »
thanks for the info!!!
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