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My New Brokenfeather Tomahawk from Joe Darrah

3 points on the knife throw and 2 points on the hawk throw from five paces.

I was just outside throwing my new Brokenfeather tomahawk from Joe Darrah. He just sent it to me and it’s a beauty! He made it to match the “Bullseye Seeker” mountain man bowie he made me several months ago. Since I don’t have any Tru-Bal throwing knives with leather handles (yet) I used this knife in New Mexico for my first mountain man style throwing competition where I took second place in the amateur division. Not bad for my first official throw!

Here you can see the throw I made not 20 minutes ago. A three point throw with the knife and a two point throw with the hawk. I’m still getting use to it over the 3J hawk I use. From now on I’ll use Joe’s!

3 points on the knife throw and 2 points on the hawk throw from five paces.
3 points on the knife throw and 2 points on the hawk throw from five paces.

You might ask what the connection is with Joe Darrah and Brokenfeather knives and Tru-Bal knives. Well years ago when Joe was learning how to make knives like these he spent a lot of time learning from Harry McEvoy. Harry was very nice about answering Joe’s questions and critiquing his designs through correspondence they wrote back-and-forth over many years. Joe learned a lot from Harry and was also a very avid Tru-Bal collector for many years.

Brokenfeather Bullseye Seeker Mountain Man Knife and Hawk
Brokenfeather Bullseye Seeker Mountain Man Knife and Hawk

Thanks for the knife and hawk Joe!

3 thoughts on “My New Brokenfeather Tomahawk from Joe Darrah

  1. very nice looking hawk, handle seems a tad short, especially for any long distance throwing-and yes, I know about matching the length of the handle to the length of the knife. In any event, I was wondering if Brokenfeather offered the “French” style tomahawk/

  2. This is a very good article. Many years ago I picked up Mr McEvoys book on knife throwing. I also had the pleasure of speaking with him on the phone expressing my interest in learning. He was very pleasant to speak with and extremely helpful. He mailed me a catologue with a hand written note with a membership card making me a member ( honerary ) in the AKTA. I think it would be wonderful to really get this association going again.

  3. Hey John!

    The AKTA is alive and well and is having several events this summer: http://akta-usa.com/

    Ken

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