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  • 7 months later...

The general rule of thumb is that if the head is sticking in the target then it has hit the target with the head.

 

If the axe hits on the handle and bounces away, the general consensus is you made impact with the handle.

 

or did you mean for your presumed attack by zombies?  it is all down to the rotations, same as knife throwing.  i guess practice makes you better.  

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44 minutes ago, Rich Rule said:

The general rule of thumb is that if the head is sticking in the target then it has hit the target with the head.

 

If the axe hits on the handle and bounces away, the general consensus is you made impact with the handle.

 

or did you mean for your presumed attack by zombies?  it is all down to the rotations, same as knife throwing.  i guess practice makes you better.  

What do you know about it then? Oh, hang on, I remember.......?

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I wish I had of checked this forum sooner. I used to throw at Mountain Man Rendezvous'. I was taught, not to flip the knife or ax, tomahawk. The natural arc coming over your shoulder gave it the correct rotation. It worked for me. I found an old Plumb Boys Ax that was so rusted, I started to throw it on the scrap heap. But, I could still read Plumb on it, so I started grinding. It was a 2 1/4 pound ax, and I ground 8 ounces of steel off of it. It was winter time, I had a lot of free time, but no haft to hang the bit on. I found a piece of White Ash in my fire wood pile and carved a haft for it, it turned out OK and throws a treat. Way years ago, when I threw a double, it was a Plumb Cruiser. My mate hand carve a new Hickory haft for the double. It's octagonal and fits the hand. But, now it's too pretty to throw. Here's a few picks. Oh, just a bit of American humor. My target slab is Highly Valuable Black Walnut! Joe.

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