This new line of throwing axes really shows what HatchetsandAxes.com is all about. Handcrafted in the USA this state of the art competition throwing axe is designed for lumberjack competitions. You throw this axe by holding the thick hickory handle with two hands, hoisting it over your head, and then launching it over your head towards your target.
This throwing axe is a precision axe designed specifically for throwing. As can be seen in the images, the shape, head design, pin design all is made so that you can safely add this to your throwing arsenal.
Overall Length: 28 inches
Blade Edge: 6 inches!
Excellent Wear Resistance
Heat Treated Blade Edge
Handle: Straight Grain American Hickory (USA Made)
Handle Finish: Smooth Sanded & Wax Coated
Use: Recreational or Competition
100% USA Made
Axe Weight: 2 lbs 15 oz
Brand: Precision Axes
About The American Hickory Wood Handles
You know what they say about Hickory right? It is "time tested and logger approved"! American Hickory is the most sought after wood material to use for your axes and tomahawks. All the premium Swedish and German axe makers import American Hickory for their handles and proudly advertise it. We selected Hickory because it will take more abuse than maple or birch or ash. And on top of that, it is much more affordable.
Basic Facts of American Hickory
Hickory Is Ergonomically Better For Comfort And Stress Reduction
Hickory logs produce the best handles and are selected for their heavy weight, and straight grain.
The U.S. Forest Products Lab has found no difference in white or red hickory's strength. Therefore, the best hickory handles may be white, red or a mixture of both.
Hickory is a natural shock absorber and has excellent strength for tool handles.
Why Straight Grained Wood?
Grain refers to the direction of the "veins" of the wood. Wood will split easier if you are cutting in the direction of the grain. When chopping wood you try to cut along the grain to split the wood. If you were to use cross grain handles it just wouldn't make sense for throwing (they would break much easier). By selling only straight grain handles we are offering you the most durable handles available.
More About Throwing Axes
Axe throwing is found in nearly all lumberjack competitions. Typically, a throwing axe target is a stump around 3 feet wide with a target drawn on it. The typical competition is based on your ability to precisely throw your large axe over your head and hit your target within the rings. The closer to the center of your target, the better accuracy and the more points you gain. The traditional point system is from 1 to 5 points. There are five rings drawn on the target. The outer ring is 1 point and the bullseye is 5 points. Give yourself five throws and see what you score! Typical distance is about 20 feet from the target.