Starting to throw hawks – part 1

I was introduced to the Tomahawk Throw during a visit to the 2011 National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Autumn Shoot. I was there with a friend and we wandered up to the area where the tomahawk throw was being contended. Since there were not a lot of people there at the time, we were able to chat with the lady who was officiating the throwing that day and she offered to show us how to throw the tomahawk. We, of course, took her up on the offer. After just a couple of tries we were both sticking the hawk consistently. Pretty much after that I was hooked. We hung out there throwing for about 20 minutes until we felt kinda’ guilty for taking up her time. At that point she directed us to “Commercial Row” where the vendors were set up and where we could find throwing hawks for purchase. I happened to find the same kind of hawk that I was using to learn with so, since it was working for me, I bought it. My first throwing hawk was an H&B Forge “Pierced Lady’s Tomahawk.” It is called “lady’s” because it is popular with women and children due to its smaller size and weight. It is, however, a fine throwing hawk and just happened to be the hawk that I threw with first…



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