5 Surprising axe throwing facts

Axe throwing, as a sport, likely dates back to the American Frontier, but the tools themselves are much older. Axes with handles (or hafted axes) have existed for centuries, with the first-known hafted axe dating to around 6000 BC! Many of these axes were fashioned from sharpened stone and had handles made from wood—not entirely unlike our modern throwing axes. But as this competitive sport continues to grow in popularity, our Hatchet House experts are constantly shedding light on common axe-throwing misconceptions and sharing their favorite fun facts with our guests.

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What to Wear When Axe Throwing

What you wear when axe throwing can either be a blessing or a hindrance. Just like most sports, axe throwing requires some specific attire, albeit much more casual, to allow you to perform your best. Whether you’re axe throwing for the first time or are a frequent flier at the Bisbee Hatchet House, there are just a few things you’ll want to keep in mind as you get dressed for your visit. 

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Hatchet Throwing for Newbies

The basics of axe throwing are simple. Learn the safety procedures and stance from a pro–our experts here at the Bisbee Hatchet House. Perfect your throw. Compete with friends and family for points. Play Games. Tell Jokes. Laugh. Take Pictures. Bond. This will eliminate any fears about the sport and help provide a new favorite pastime while in Old Bisbee. 

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The Best Wood for an Axe Throwing Target

Very often we’re asked–what type of wood is best for building an axe throwing target? Which kind of wood should I use if I want to build one? With so many types of wood available, it can be difficult to decide, especially when you’re building your first axe-throwing target. That’s why we’re here with our best tips from Hatchet Kenny–co-owner and “Hatchet Man” here at The Bisbee Hatchet House in Bisbee, Arizona. 

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Is Axe Throwing Safe?

Axe throwing is a competitive sport and consists of games that are increasing in popularity around the globe. One of the questions we get asked most by newbies here at the Bisbee Hatchet House is — is axe throwing safe?

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4 Axe Throwing Tips for Beginners

Axe throwing is becoming a major pastime in the USA, as hatchet houses open across America. Are you curious about taking up this new hobby? Here at the Bisbee Hatchet House, we’re here to provide you with a few tips to get you started on your new journey of hatchet throwing.

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