Learning to throw axe's and knives is a useful skill. I spent a lot of time this winter tossing a coupla knives around. I bought one of those cheap bowie type throwing knive, and a more expensive Tru-Bal Dixie defender from Branton custom knives. Using large sawed logs as targets, it was a fun way to pass time. This winter, I'm going to buy an axe to throw. It's nice to know you can hit a mid sized target with 10-14 inches of sharp steel. Skills like this cannot be confiscated.