Midwest Knife & Axe Throwers
Axe Instructor, Dave, instructs a fair goer!
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
- educational presentation for the Milwaukee Public Museum
- Warrior Dash
- Janesville Renaissance Faire
- Port Washington Pirate Fest
- Harley-Davidson events
- even commercial advertisements
- music video

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!
What's new?
We Are Proud to Announce:
On January 1st of 2019 our Head Knife Instructor, Jon Winski, has just been accepted to the role of State Representative of Wisconsin with the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame!
Jon will be working closely with the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame to serve as a public resource for those knife throwers interested in learning more about the IKTHOF and how to prepare for competion and to promote the arts of knife and tomahawk throwing!
"I am excited to serve the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame as State Representative for Wisconsin and will use this opportunity to further promote the art and sport of knife and tomahawk throwing. This organization is full of accomplished athletes that demonstrate constant honing of their skill for self improvement, recreation, competition and socializing. It is a privilege to serve on this platform among some of the friendliest and professional throwers from around the world.", says Jon Winski.

Jonathan posing with his mentor and 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. Check out hibbenknives.com
Mr. Hibben has made creating incredible handmade knives for 60 years! His creations are highly sought after world wide.

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. We only use Gil Hibben throwing knives in our performances and lessons.

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 Expendable 1, 2 & 3.

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!" Check out Hibbenknives.com to look into knife making classes - you will leave with a knife you are proud of and that you made!

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!
Welcome To My Head Music Video Featuring Jon & Kirsten Winski

Kirsten Winski featured on steam punk ring master attire with her twin tomahawks!  
Midwest Knife & Axe Throwers was honored to be asked to film a music video earlier in 2017. Check out Variant Production's video below starring the very talented Jared Paul at https://youtu.be/vCtk1fMhaNs

We were honored to be featured in the company of such talented artists from many different industries: music, acting, fire work, slack lining and more!
Now that's a knife!
Giant hand made working switchblade

Over 4 ft long, about 40 lbs and full automatic!  
Welcome to our new section: "Now that's a knife!" They may not all be throwing knives but we can't help it - these have to be shown off!
Kicking off this new section, we knew we had to go big! And I mean BIG!!!

So we turned to Bill Hodina, owner of this massive, fully functional, hand-crafted, switchblade! Made between 1949 - 1952, at a whopping 4 feet 4 inches long and 40 pounds this knife is one-of-a-kind!

If you are interested, Mr. Hodina is selling it! Contact him at 319-364-2201 for of interested or for more information.
Our next event is...
The Badger Knife Show

March 29th - 31st
Holiday Inn
Janesville, WI

Special Guest Photo

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