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 have provided expert training and demonstrations of knife and tomahawk throwing for:
- Movies, TV, music videos, commercials and promotional presentations
- Stunt teams & actors
- Perform live stunts for movies / TV as well as live action stunt shows
- Team buildings / company events
- Renaissance & pirate festivals
- Scouting groups
- Private groups
- Individual lessons
We also provide educational demonstrations, exhibits and presentations on the sport, equipment and history of knives. axes & swords for knife clubs, Scouts and even the Milwaukee Public Museum.
With over 40,000 lessons provided we have honed our training methods to serve the beginner as well as accomplished, those with visual impairments and the blind, as well as those with physical obstacles such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and more!
We have provided training, given educational presentations,provided expert consultation, and performed in such companies and events as:
- Stunt team knife training for the action movie "Divergent"
- Jarred Paul Music video
- Sporting event demonstrations
- Live stunt shows featuring axe/knife fighting
- Milwaukee Public Museum's "Weapons Beyond the Blade" Exhibit
- Warrior Dash
- Renaissance Faire / pirate fests
- Harley-Davidson events
- Commercial advertisements
- Half Acre Beer commercial
- Private instruction / parties
- Throwing knife design consultation to custom knife makers
- Consulted for knife deployment systems
- Scout educational presentations on knife safety
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.
Check out some of the custom makers you can meet at the Badger Knife Show below....
Come see these makers at the Badger Knife Show...
In alphabetical order by last name....
I can't list them any other way, these gentleman are so gifted in different ways!
Philip not only creates custom knives by exploring different styles, materials and aesthetics but he also has multiple designs being produced by factory brands such as CRKT.
Clarence is most widely known for his knives made from rasps but he also forges as well! You will be very hard-pressed to find another maker that uses as wide a variety of handle materials as Clarence!
Mya Knives - Larry Franklin
Larry Franklin makes knives meant to be used. Most makers masterfully place 2 or 3 pins in the handle and through the tang but Larry takes that 7, 8, 9, 10..... Steps further. His pins are not only functional but add artistry to his pieces.
Jess Hoffman Knives
Jess is meticulous when it comes to his knife making. He enjoys a challenge and takes on each knife with the user in mind.
Dennis creates ultra smooth designs with clean lines. These knives go to work while looking good the whole time!
Peter Martin Knives
Peter continues to hone his already exceptional artistry with colors and textures not typically seen on blades.
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 over 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!
It will be on display for sale at the Badger Knife Show! See show details on our events page.
If you are interested, Mr. Hodina is selling it! Contact him at 319-364-2201 for of interested or for more information.