It’s a test of nerve. Of accuracy. And of guile. And, apparently, hurling a sharpened axe around is now in vogue as a first date.
It turns out it’s quite a thrill to throw an axe. It feels a bit naughty. A bit dangerous. You have to enter a cage, and the wooden target – which has numbered rings and a bullseye painted on, a bit like archery – is designed so the axe can penetrate it, lessening the danger. But the whole endeavor still seems to fly in the face of all accepted axe-handling wisdom.