World’s Finest Knife Thrower from Richmond has opened a knife and ax throwing facility at Scott’s Addition | Local
He is currently second in the world in no-spin and third in conventional knife throw.
“No-spin was something I had specialized in for quite some time,” Pegg said. “Take that third and get a [International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame] the belt buckle has always been a goal of mine, and now that I’ve achieved that goal, I can breathe out and focus a little more on the spinning throw.
As an instructor, Pegg teaches all approaches to the throw. Like any sport, throwing depends on hours of precise training and muscle memory, with the right equipment. Suitable competition knives, for example, are not sharp and have a standardized weight and length.
But it is also an accessible activity for late beginners. Pegg, who works in finance in his “real life,” started in his 40s.
“I have friends from all walks of life, all skill levels, professions, economic status, whatever you want,” Pegg said.
And after a hiatus due to the pandemic, Pegg plans to return to international competition with the Italian National Championship in the first week of October.
Later this month, the Virginia State Ax and Knife Throwing Pro-Am Championships return, starting at 9 a.m. on October 30 at the Virginia Ax Company on Commerce Center Drive in Goochland.
In addition to these two locations, enthusiasts can wield an ax at Stumpy’s Hatchet House on Stony Point Parkway in Richmond.