Introduction: How to Throw a Tomahawk

This is how to throw a tomahawk the right way.

Step 1: Your Stance

Stand with your feet about 2 feet apart . The right foot a little more forward than the left.

Step 2: How to Aim

Look across the top of the handle. Then line it up as best as you can with the center of your target.

Step 3: Throwing It

Now pull back keeping it straight. Then swing, releasing when you reach the spot where you aimed it

Step 4: Now One More Thing

Last step. I promise. The last thing you have to do is get a bullseye. And congrats. You will have mastered the Tomahawk.


seamster (author)2014-09-22

Very interesting!

How do you time the spin so it always hits blade-first?

gravityisweak (author)seamster2014-09-24

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it is a combination of how hard you throw, and how close you are to the target. Once you have the muscle memory of how heavy your Tomahawk is you should have a feel for how fast it will rotate. That timing will change once you get closer or farther. One tip I was taught was to start at a set distance and throw it with the same force every time. If your blade is not hitting first, take a step forward or a step back. You will soon find the spot where it hits blade first every time.

dmcduffie (author)gravityisweak2015-08-14

we threw at 10, 20, and 40 feet from target. You are right about the step up or back to get the rotation correct.

dmcduffie (author)2015-08-14

this is how the group I threw with does it...if the tomahawk is too large for you to throw with one hand maybe you need a mousehawk...

sandystarr28 (author)2014-09-23

uhhmmm...I don't think that you really want to throw your tomahawk BEFORE you find your bullseye... that is, unless maybe you have another target in mind??? ;)


What do you mean? I explained how to aim.

JM1999 (author)2014-09-23

Looks neat!

radiox (author)2014-09-22

Nice choice of hawk I also own the cold steel norse hawk

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