You might be wondering why we call ourselves
“THE REAL DEAL OF AXE THROWING”
Well that is simple. We use real fresh cut log’s for our targets. Not building materials that you can find at your local home improvement store.
What does that mean to you? Less dropped axes, more competitive, and a more exhilarating experience!
It’s hard to hold an axe without getting the urge to watch it spin through the air and sink its blade into wood. At Bullseye Axe Throwing, people can indulge in that instinct. Here, at a safe target range, visitors get in touch with their primitive selves, taking axe in hand and propelling it towards real tree stumps. Our crew of coaches and axe-aficionados are so dedicated to the sport that we’ve even put together an axe throwing league. Our leagues are a community of friends and competitors that meet to throw axes on a weekly basis.
THE HISTORY OF AXE THROWING
The Stone Age is the period in human history that marks the advent of tool production. This period was called the stone age as most tools that were used during this time were formed out of stone. The axe is one of the oldest tools used by mankind. Axes in the stone age had no shaft, as it was difficult to make an axe head with a hole for the handle with a material like stone.
To train the soldiers, they would throw axes at targets. The ‘hits’ were measured by accuracy, consequently this training morphed into a competition, creating the sport of axe throwing. Much like what happens at Bullseye Axe Throwing on a daily basis.
With the advent of the Iron age the non-shaft-hole axes disappeared and were replaced by axes with a hole for a handle. Around this time the hand axe was used more as a tool due to the fact that it became very feasible to make more efficient hand-to-hand combat weapons, such as the sword. However, with these better manufacturing advancements, the throwing axe became popular for soldiers as it could be used from a distance. The throwing axe was the weapon of choice during the medieval times by foot soldiers and occasionally knights. This is because it was cheap and simple to make. Higher ranked soldiers would have had swords or a more robust battle axe.
The throwing axe was launched at the enemy and could apply tremendous force if used properly. Not to mention it could be used from up to 40 feet away. During these times I know I’d like to keep some distance from some of these other soldiers! It would first be swung around over the head of the soldier to obtain speed and maximum penetration. The throwing axe required more expertise and accuracy than the Battle Axe.
If you were a soldier back in the medieval times, how well would you have thrown an axe? Why don’t you come down to Bullseye and find out!