It is a competition that is growing in popularity, known as the meeting of the Big Throwers.
A small Hungarian village has been the venue for the 17th European knife and axe-throwing championships.
Some 130 participants from 14 countries took part in the event, despite rain that made conditions rather slippery.
László Dicső, the Mayor of Alsómocsolád, told Euronews: “This is a sport like soccer or judo,” says the mayor of the village. “The only difference is there’s no tradition of this in Hungary, so we’re the pioneers here and we’d like to spread this sport around the country.”
One of the serious contenders was 50-year-old Pierre Cazoulat from France. He began the sport as a boy … sometimes leaving his parents less than impressed.