Blade Aces Will Hold the First Ever 2018 Buffalo Chip Knife & Ax Throwing Championships

LAS VEGAS, NV (Feb 12, 2018) – has announced that it will be holding the first ever Knife & Ax throwing Championships at the World-Famous Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 3 to August 12, 2018 from 9am until 3pm daily.  The Buffalo Chip Blade Aces Championships held at the free-access CrossRoads will be the largest knife throwing event ever attended.

Team Blade Aces is extremely excited to be a part of the Buffalo Chip entertainment family and to hold this event at such an amazing venue. Headquartered at the Superhero Foundry in Las Vegas Nevada, is operated by the World’s Highest Ranked Knife Throwing Couple, Melody & TJ Cuenca.  Melody is an eleven time world knife throwing champion. They will also be joined by International Knife Throwing Hall of Fame World Champion, Chris “The Killer” Miller and other champions as well.

There will be four major events happening at the Blade Aces booth including the Amateur rules conventional knife and ax throwing event, Quick Draw competition and an atlatl throwing demonstration. 

The Quick Draw Competition is a head-to-head competition between two competitors throwing at two wooden targets wired to an electronic timer.  The fastest clocked time for the week at the Quick Draw Competition will win the magnificent Buffalo Chip Quick Draw Trophy.

The Blade Aces booth will have 12 targets and four lanes of knife and ax throwing, two designated Quick Draw targets and the atlatl exhibition lane.  Classes are just $20 for a 30 minute lesson, $40 to enter the Daily Knife and Ax Competitions, and $10 for three tries at the Quick Draw Competition. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to enter. 

Members of Team Blade Aces will also be performing exhibitions of knife throwing, whip cracking and gun spinning at the various concert stages and locations all throughout the Buffalo Chip. 

For more information go to or call (702) 785-3111 to register for classes in advance.

About Blade Aces

Blade Aces is an organization with one mission in mind: To design, create and build the most professional, standardized, and fun precision projectile sports organization in the world. Designed by professional competitors for professional competitors, the Blade Aces organization is a non-political, commercial entity that does not shy away from committing to competition from all over the world. Blade Aces hosts competitions for: Knife throwing (Spin & No Spin), Ax/Tomahawk throwing (Tomahawk & Small Axe), Large ax (Single and Double Bit), Archery (Long Bow and Compound), Atlatl (Traditional and Modern), Throwing stars (Small and Large), Spear (Lance and Javelin), Boomerang (Hunting boomerang and Throwing Stick), Blowdarts (Short and Long Blow gun), Sling (Ancient and Modern), Rifle (Air and Gunpowder), and Pistol (Air and Gunpowder).

2023 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 31–Aug. 3
Concerts Aug. 4–Aug. 13

2024 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 29–Aug. 1
Concerts Aug. 2–Aug. 11

2025 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 28–Jul. 31
Concerts Aug. 1–Aug. 10

Contact Us

Cody Ertman
[email protected]
Office: 605-347-9000