Axe Instructor, Dave, instructs a fair goer!
Like many first time throwers, this young lady was sticking axes in just a few minutes after some instruction from Dave.
We provide expert demonstrations of knife and tomahawk throwing. What sets us apart is our specialty: teaching both new and experienced throwers in the art of knife and axe throwing in a one-on-one instructor/learner environment.
We have appeared in such events as:
- Stunt team training for movies
- WI Highland Games
- Milwaukee Admirals Hockey
- stunt shows featuring axe/knife fighting
- Warrior Dash
- Janesville Renaissance Faire
- Port Washington Pirate Fest
- Harley-Davidson events
- even commercial advertisement videos
We are avialable for festivals, demonstrations, even private parties or picnics. We have performed demonstrations and instruction at festivals from 2,000 to over 10,000 guests!
We can put on a very memorable demonstration and/or teach your guests. Give your guests the unique "take home" experience of sticking their own axe or knife!
SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY! We've instructed people of all ages, from kids to seniors! We will safely teach you and provide an educational demonstration at your event! We've taught thousands of people at Renaissance, Celtic fairs and private settings.
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Use the CONTACT US tab for information on booking a demonstration, instruction for your guests or personal lessons or with any other questions. Our manager Jonathan will email or call you back!
Jonathan posing with his long time favorite knife maker and recently made friend, Gil Hibben!
The one and only Gil Hibben! That's right!!! Mr. Hibben is probably most widely known for his Rambo III bowie! Paramount Pictures also declared him the "Official Armorer to the Klingon Empire" for his work.
We sincerely thank Mr. Hibben for his endorsement and we do not take it lightly. Mr. Hibben's living legend status in the knife making community is one that demands respect that has a long history and is well earned. Mr. Hibben's throwing knife and tomahawk designs are available and used world wide. Our Head Knife Instructor, Jonathan, will use nothing other than Gil Hibben throwing knives.
Mr. Hibben is a very accomplished knife thrower and has published his book: The Complete Gil Hibben Guide to Knife Throwing. He is known primarily as a custom knife maker and has been making custom knives since 1957. Many of his knives have been seen in the movies: Star Trek Nemesis, The Perfect Weapon, Under Siege, Mortal Kombat and more - including TV. Most recently, his knives have been featured in Sylvester Stallone's Expendables and Expendables 2.
Mr. Hibben recently concluded serving as President of the Knifemaker's Guild this year. His life tells a story filled with experiences most would only compare by a fraction. He has served in the Navy, worked as a hunting/fishing guide in Alaska, is ranked in Kenpo in the Parker system, and sang in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - just to name a few accomplishments.
Once again we wish to thank Mr. Hibben for his endorsement and enthusiastically invite you to any of our events to see many versions of his work.
The picture featured here was taken in 2012 when Jonathan went to a knife making class Mr. Hibben offered. Jonathan got to make the bowie knife from scratch under Gil's personal instruction. Gil and Jonathan worked together to create the sgain dubh below (scottish knife) for David Sparks. Jonathan made the blade and Gil completed the guard and handle! "What a chance - to team up with such a legend for my brother's knife!"
Jonathan and Gil both love the bowie style and enjoyed finding out they were both "Kenpo guys". While there, Mr. Hibben also introduced Jonathan to playing "dem bones" (its similar to playing the spoons but with bones or wood). Kirsten, Jonathan's wife, shares a similar..."appreciation" for bone playing as Gil's wife Linda, who simply give each other that "knowing look" when "dem bones" come out.
Thank you Mr. Hibben from Jonathan and all of us at Midwest Knife & Axe Throwers!
Our next event is...
JANESVILLE RENAISSANCE FAIRE
MAY 17th & 18th at Traxler Park
Elise and Holly!!!
Elise is Dave's daughter and we are anxiously waiting for her to add a few more years and join the team. Holly is one of our instructors already.
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