Midwest Knife & Axe Throwers
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 training and 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 provided training and have performed in such events as:
- Stunt team / actor training for movies and TV
- Sporting event demonstrations
- Stunt shows featuring axe/knife fighting
- educational presentations for the Milwaukee Public Museum
- Warrior Dash
- Renaissance Faire / pirate fests
- Company team buildings such as: Harley-Davidson events
- Commercial advertisements
- Music video
- Private instruction / parties
We are avialable for film, festivals, demonstrations, even private parties or picnics. We have performed stunt demonstrations live for audiences and recorded demonstrations as well.
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 provided lessons for tens of thousands of people.
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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!
Our next event is...
The Badger Knife Show
The Badger Knife Show
March 27 - 29th, 2020
We will be talking about the sport of knife and axe throwing with guests at the Midwest's premiere knife show!
You will find custom makers, retailers, suppliers, antique knives and of course... knife throwers!
The Badger Knife Club is an incredible group of outgoing, knowledge-sharing folks of all edges... I mean ages! Annual dues are only $5 with four meetings a year in Wauwatosa where knives are sold, traded and shown with great educational presentations.
Come on by and meet the most incredible knife people from all over. Get an "edge"ucation, talk shop, hunt out great deals or come and see the most incredible array of cutlery from custom to kitchen and tactical to traditional.
Special Guest Photo
Wendi shines as a knife thrower!
When company comes over, you get outside and get throwing! In Wisconsin, if it ain't snowin' you should be throwin'!
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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.
MIDWEST KNIFE & AXE THROWERS Is OFFICIALLY ENDORSED BY GIL HIBBEN!!!!
Jonathan posing with his mentor and friend Gil Hibben with the Bowie Jonathan made under Mr. Hibben's instruction! They teamed up to create the sgain dubh on the bottom.
The one and only Gil Hibben! That's right!!! Mr. Hibben has been creating incredible handmade knives for 60 years! His creations are highly sought after world wide. Gil 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
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 earned respect due to his dedication not only to the craft but as an educator as well. We only use Gil Hibben throwing knives in our performances and lessons.
Mr. Hibben is a very accomplished knife thrower and has published his own book.
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.
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!
"Now that's a knife!"
We met 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.