Here is the classic video showing Ed Ames teaching Johnny Carson how to throw the Tomahawk. Ed Ames is the actor who is best known for his role as “Mingo” on the 1964 TV series “Daniel Boone”. In the video he talks about doing a 1 revolution throw but he is actually doing a 1 1/2.
On several occasions I have had the opportunity to teach younger folks how to throw the tomahawk. I have taught kids as young as 6 and as old as… Here we have the grandson of a good friend of mine. I recently set up this friend with a new ‘hawk and target block, and I happened to be there when his grandson was visiting and he was very interested in giving it a try. I demonstrated a few times and guided him through the first few throws and in short order this was the result. Here he is with his first “stick.” Needless to say he was very excited! My friend tells me that now, just a few short weeks later, this grandson is routinely beating him in their weekly tomahawk competitions!!!
Just got a couple new Beaver Bill Throwing Hawks, a Premium model and a Thin-Line! I was out testing them today and they fly beautifully as expected. Stickin’ every time, well at least when I hit the target, at 4 rotations once in a while I threw wide, maybe I should say wild!! Anyway, I was taking a few photos and I thought I would try some unusual angles. This is one my favorites.