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The Easy Steps in Throwing a Tomahawk


Prior From Starting

Flinging a tomahawk can be done by anyone. Tomahawk throwing, also called as Hatchet, is considered as everyone’s annual fun game which can be performed outdoors. It has been practiced many years ago by Native Americans and Mountain Men in their log splitting chores, animal tracking, and also for their defense purposes. Acquiring these basic abilities allow you to become skilled at hurling whether it is a simple axe, hatchet, or a tomahawk.

Things to Remember Beforehand

Having a good board to aim at is a must as you start throwing your tomahawk or hatchet. The finest target would be some fallen tree’s cut rounds that is piled in a triangular formation. You can also assemble it in a tripod manner that would support the tree rounds. Learning how to throw a hawk would be more simple as the size of the target increases. Thus, you would prefer an older wood since its softer surface allows the blade in breaking into the logs easily.

Tomahawk Throwing Steps

1. From target, gauge a distance of about 13-14 ft

Measure about 13-14 ft or about 5-6 paces from the target and draw a line in the dirt. From this gap, the tomahawk, axe, or hatchet will undergo one revolution up until it touches the target. The length of the handle will determine the distance.

2. Ensure that the target is where your tomahawk’s blade is pointing at

You’ll never know how ignoring this obvious step can mislead to.

3. Position of the Pitcher

With the foot opposing your throwing arm, the pitcher’s position is where your feet should be positioned.

4. Hold handle at tomahawk’s base

Grip the handle close to or at the base with the tomahawk’s blade at the top.

5. Straight to and fro

Aiming for your target, carry the tomahawk evenly in a straight manner backwards and in a same straight way forward .

6. Finish off

Maintain your wrist locked and follow through with your arm.


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