INTERNATIONAL KNIFE THROWERS HALL OF FAME
Come and join us, it not just about throwing knives and tomahawks but about bringing the sport back to life and the companionship of good friends, bonding with our children and being a part of something great. You do not have to be a pro to be a member but have a love of the growing sport. Our State Representatives are more than happy to help with any questions you have to make the experience of knife and tomahawk throwing a very enjoyable experience.
Mission and History
The Mission of the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame is: To honor, preserve, educate and promote . . .
To honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to knife and tomahawk throwing, knife making and education of the public in support of knife throwing.
To preserve professional knife and tomahawk throwing historic documents and artifacts.
To educate the public regarding the origin, development and growth of knife and tomahawk throwing as an important part of the American culture.
To promote the positive values of the sport.
2013 World Knife and Tomahawk Throwing Championships
Participant Registration Form
Event Date November 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2013
South Austin Karate @ 10203 Old Manchaca Rd., Austin, Texas 78748
A fee of $150.00 is required for participants to enter our World Championship event if paid by the 15th of September 2013. Participants paying after the 15th of September 2013, $175. 00 is required which includes the following:
The World Championship Conventional Knife and Tomahawk throw, The Bob Carp Master of the Blade Gold Cup for knives, The Dr. Ted Eisenberg Gold Cup for Tomahawk. The eighth annual IKTHOF World Championship Knife and Hawk throwing games. Participation in all 11 events is not required, but we hope your schedule allows you to do so.
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Bob Karp Master of The Blade Gold Cup Knife throwing Rules:
The IKTHOF Bob Karp master of the Blade Gold Cup tournament will use a double elimination system to determine a winner in a fair and equitable manner. Each thrower will throw the same three knives for each distance: ½ spin (2meters 6ft.6 inches min.) by the blade, 1 spin (3 meters 9ft 10 inches11 ft. min.) by the handle, 1 ½ spin (4 meters 13 ft 2 inches. min.) by the blade, 2 spins ( 5 meters 16 ft 5 inches. min.) by the handle, 2 ½ spins ( 6 meters 19 ft.8 inches min.) by the blade, and 3 spins ( 7 meters 23 ft. min.) by the handle.
Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5pts.), 20cm ring (worth 4pts.), a 30cm outer ring (worth 3pts.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points and a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. Knives are scored as they stick, and each thrower must have 3 knives of the same length and style.
Dr. Ted Eisenberg Gold Cup tomahawk throwing rules
The IKTHOF Dr. Ted Eisenberg Gold Cup tournament will use a double elimination system to determine a winner in a fair and equitable manner. Each thrower will throw the same three Tomahawks for each distance: 1 spin (3 meters.) handle down blade facing forward before the throw, 1 ½ spin (4 meters.) handle up blade facing backwards before the throw,
2 spins ( 6 meters.) handle down blade facing forward before the throw, 2 ½ spins ( 7 meters ) handle up blade facing backwards before the throw, and 3 spins ( 9 meters.) handle down blade facing forward before the throw..
Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5pts.), 20cm ring (worth 4pts.), a 30cm outer ring (worth 3pts.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points and a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. Tomahawks are scored as they stick, and each thrower must have 3 Tomahawks of the same length and style.
World Championship Rules
IKTHOF Conventional Knife Throwing Rules 2013
All Throwers will throw 3 knives at 3 targets, 4 times total per distance for a total of 60 knives 15 knives on four separate ranges. Minimum distances are ½ spin by the blade (2meters 6ft.6 inches min.), 1 spin by the handle (3 meters 9ft 10 inches. min.), 1 ½ spin by the blade (4 meters 13 ft. 2 inches. min.), 2 spins by the handle ( 5 meters 16 ft 5 inches. min.), 2 ½ spins by the blade ( 6 meters 19 ft.8 inches min.) Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5pts.), 20cm ring (worth 4pts.), a 30cm outer ring (worth 3pts.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points. And a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. Knives are scored as they stick, and each thrower must throw the same knives from all distances and have 3 knives of the same length and style.
IKTHOF Conventional Tomahawk Throwing Rules 2013
All categories Expert, Intermediate and Novice throwers will throw 3 tomahawks at 3 targets, from 5 distances for a total of 60 tomahawks. Participants will throw a total of 15 hawks per session from 5 distances on four separate ranges. Minimum distances are 1 spin 3 meters handle down blade facing forward before the throw 1 ½ spin 4 meters handle up blade facing back before the throw, two spin 6 meters handle down blade facing forward before the throw, 2 ½ spin 7 meters handle up blade facing backwards before the throw, 3 spin 9 meters handle down blade facing forward before the throw. Tomahawks must be at least 14 inches in length from the end of the handle to the poll of the hawk.
Long Distance Knife
Throwers will qualify from beyond the 5 meter or 16 ft. 5 inch line. One stick out of five knives is required to continue. All throwers will have numbers. The lowest qualifying number will throw first and will throw five knives at the target from beyond the highest distance of the longest qualifying throw. One knife of the five is all that is required to set a new distance. The next qualifier will throw beyond that distance until a winner is determined.
Long Distance Hawk
Throwers will qualify from beyond to 7 meter line. One stick out of 5 Hawks is required to continue. All throwers will have numbers. The lowest qualifying number will throw first and will throw five Hawks from beyond the highest distance of the longest qualifying throw. One Hawk of the five is all that is required to set a new distance. The next qualifier will throw beyond that distance until a winner is determined.
Two throwers will start and both hands must be held shoulder high in front of the thrower. Upon the command GO each thrower will pull his or her knife from the belt around the throwers waist and throw at the target in front of them. The first knife to hit the target successfully will win. Throwers will continue to throw until one of the contestants sticks the knife in the target. The loser of the competition between the two contestants is then out of the contest. The winner of the two contestants will then move to the back of the line of waiting throwers. At no time can any thrower change position in the waiting line after the range master has placed you in line or after you have won a heat. To do so would mean disqualification.
The thrower will on the command of GO throw as many knives into one, two or three targets on a backboard from the half spin distance in a total of 20 seconds.
The throwers will throw on a flat board around a paper cut out mannequin. There are 15, 4 inch bull’s eyes around the mannequin. The thrower must start on the lower left bull’s eye and progress up and hit each consecutive bull’s eye. If a thrower misses a bull’s eye the next bull’s eye must be thrown at. In other words if a thrower is throwing at the number two bull’s eye or the second bull’s eye from the bottom and misses he must now throw at the next bull’s eye to score. Total amounts of points is 75, there are 5 points for each bulls eye hit in the proper order.
Texas Three step
A Bowie knife or period knife with a minimum length of 12 inches will be required for the knife throw. The knife handle must be made of leather, wood or bone. Each participant will throw at one throwing block with the standard 9 inch Paper plate the plate must be cut to score. The thrower will throw 3 knives from sheath to target from 1spin behind the 3 meter mark, each participant will then move to the two spin behind the 5 meter mark and throw 3 knives sheath to target. Each participant will then move behind the 7 meter mark and throw three knives sheath to target. Any throw offs will be judged from the two spin or beyond the 5 meter mark with a total of three knives. Once the thrower has started his/her throw with his/her hand on the handle the throw must be a fluent motion never stopping until the knife has left the throwers hand. One warning will be given should the knife stop and not be thrown in one continuous motion. Upon being told the second time by the judge the score will not count if there is any hesitation in the throw. From sheath to target throwing must be accomplished in one continuous motion. Total amount of points 45.
Walk Across Texas
A Bowie knife or period knife with a minimum length of 12 inches will be required for the knife throw. The handle or scales of the knife must be made out of leather, wood or bone. Each participant will throw at one throwing black starting on the left hand side. The participant will pull his knife when requested to do so and the knife will be replaced by a golf T by the scorer. The next knife to be thrown is to the right of the golf T. If any part of the blade of the knife is in a vertical line with the golf T the thrower is out. If at any time during an attempt the knife does not stay in the target the thrower is out. If at any time the thrower pulls out the knife before being requested to do so the thrower is out.
Knife and Hawk total scores will be added at the end of the tournament and each thrower will be placed in a division according to the following schedule
0-99 Novice Division
99-199 Intermediate Division
200-300 Expert Division
0-99 Novice Division
99-199 Intermediate Division
200-300 Expert Division
Targets will be 20 inches in diameter and made up of 5 concentric circles, Bull’s-eyes are 10cm or 4 inches and count as 5 points. 20 cm circles count as 4 points. 30cm circle is worth 3 points, 40 cm circle is worth 2 points and 50 cm circle is worth 1 point The point of the weapon must penetrate the target in order to count, and the highest ring penetrated by the weapon will be the score. After a thrower has finished throwing all three knives from the appropriate distance, a range official will approach the targets and call out the scores as they determine they exist. The score keeper will record the score and then the thrower will be allowed to retrieve their weapon. If the range officer cannot determine the score, they will call for another official to confer with over the score. Their decision is final and will be carefully considered to ensure a fair and accurate tournament.
Throwing of your Tomahawk
If you throw your Tomahawk: Pipe hawks not warranted for damage to bowl unless otherwise specified, remove vent picks before use:
Here are some basic helpful hints for throwing your Tomahawk and with practice you can get very accurate so enjoy and have fun
Find your target and take 5 to 7 normal stride paces from the target.
(You may find that with different arm lengths that your step may need to be a little more or less)
Hold the Tomahawk in your throwing hand 3 to 4 inches up from the base but some people prefer to hold it at the end of the handle. When you throw the tomahawk let it slide out of your hand rather than a firm grip on it and just letting it go.
When you do throw your tomahawk step into your throw:
A good friend of mine stands pretty straight when he throws his Hawk but I find something more of a pitchers throw works for me stepping into my throw. Be sure of aim and what is behind your target in case of a miss.
If you hit and stick to your target hoorah!
Anyone can learn to throw a tomahawk with practice so get outdoors and enjoy! Its all about keeping our history alive and passing it on for our generations to come. Remember that your Tomahawk is dangerous weapon so please always know your target. Be safe and be careful and above all be responsible.