Mission and History
To promote the positive values of the sport.
3. Upon establishing a board of 20 professional knife throwers, Mike “Alamo” Bainton with their guidance, established rules for professional knife and tomahawk throwing, which is the standard by which knife throwing the world over is judged. Publications such as Guinness Book of World Records, newspapers and magazines throughout the U.S. call upon the IKTHOF and it’s Founder for validation and accuracy of knife and tomahawk accomplishments in the world of family recreational and competition knife throwing.
The International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame provides a positive influence and professional service to its members. Founder and executive director, Dr. Michael J. Bainton, Ph.D., has based the IKTHOF headquarters in the central U.S., in Austin, Texas. The association is dedicated to increasing the communication, education and recognition of all Knife throwers. The IKTHOF has an open membership policy. It is designed to service the varied needs and interests of members from all Knife Throwing styles.
Impalement artists, Mountain Man Throwers, Conventional competitive throwers as well as families looking for a safe and inexpensive fun sport throughout the world have sought out the training methods, facilities and Instructors whose resumes attest to the fact that they are the world’s most knowledgeable in the history of knife throwing. The Guinness book of records, many magazine articles as well as newspapers throughout the U.S. recognizes Mike “ Alamo “ Bainton as the most prolific Knife and Hawk thrower in the history of the sport, winning more documented world titles and first place wins in major competitions with 20 or more world class throwers than anyone in the history of knife throwing. Hall of Fame Inductee Cliff “AWOL” Hill, the facility’s onsite and remote Knife and Tomahawk instructor has a reputation as one of the world’s best competitive throwers in Conventional, Frontiersman and Mountain Man competitions.
Convention attendees seeking team building skills and group fun activities as well as companies looking for an unusual activity to entertain their employees and their guests have sought out our instructors for onsite training at their facility or here at the World’s largest knife and hawk training facility at the IKTHOF headquarters in Austin Texas. We would be pleased to add you to the membership as a Knife thrower. Knife throwing instruction, Tomahawk throwing instruction by the best throwers in the world continues to flourish and expand its membership and instructors. We look forward to serving you into the future as we continue to improve the communication, education, and recognition of all Knife Throwers and Throwing Knife Makers across the United States and around the World.