Well done Keith, bet that took some practice to achieve those results.
I am lucky to get them to stick in the wood let alone hit a card.
I used to love throwing knives, tomohawks and axes when I was younger. Watching that now makes me wonder why I ever stopped, look out tree!
I was the same broke a few good knives. @Keith would you do in a ye olde battle situation when you dont know the distance and hope to hit him with the blade and not the handle?
Tomahawks have been thrown for offence & defence & hunting, certainly in the 18th century & earlier. I learnt to judge the distance by throwing at dead trees when in the woods. But the main thing to remember is that you need accuracy, it is good if you can strike blade edge first, but even if you strike the target with the poll or the handle, it will do damage. At the very least, even if they manage to avoid your tomahawk, it will distract them & give you time to gain some cover.
In the medieval period the French used axe throwers to throw their axes into the first wave of attackers. They knew they would hit someone regardless of where it hit them & how.
These french axes are still made today.