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1998 AKTA National Championship Commemorative Knife #20 and #38 of 50 plus Un-Numbered

1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwers 2

American Knife Thrower’s Alliance

1998 AKTA National Championships

Commemorative Throwing Knife by Tru-Balance

Serial Numbers 20 and 38 of 50 plus Un-Numbered


1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwers 2
1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwers 2

Tru-Bal 1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwing Knife
Tru-Bal 1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwing Knife

These knives were custom made for the 1998 AKTA National Championships in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina by the Tru-Balance Knife company. They are based on the Model #98 Frontier Bowie that features an extremely comfortable contoured handle and nice Bowie-style blade, but instead of black handles they have custom red fiber material handles.

The AKTA logo and event information was acid etched into one side of the blade. The normal Tru-Bal stamps are also featured on the blade.

It is a very striking knife!

A limited edition of 50 numbered knives plus 5 un-numbered knives were made exclusively for this event. A very small number of them went unsold to the participants and were stored at the Tru-Balance workshop in Michigan. I recently acquired this knife directly from Stephen McEvoy so it has only had one owner…me…even though I was not at the event!

This is a very rare, true collectible.

Like all Tru-Bal throwing knives, the 1998 Model No. 98 “Frontier Bowie” AKTA National Championships Commemorative is also crafted of super tough specially tempered spring steel and will withstand a lifetime of rugged use as a throwing, hunting, survival & combat knife. But you would NOT want to throw this and ruin all of it’s collectible value!

The size and shape of the blade is very similar to the Model No. 2 BOWIE-AXE but it has the comfortable anatomic handle, which makes it easy to hold and throw.

Overall length is 13½”, 2” wide, 3/16” thick and weighs approximately 15 ounces. Handle slabs are of tough vulcanized fiber in red, not black.

It comes with a standard black leather sheath.

Tru-Bal 1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwing Knife Back
Tru-Bal 1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwing Knife Back
Tru-Bal 1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwing Knife Logo and Stamp
Tru-Bal 1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwing Knife Logo and Stamp
Tru-Bal 1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwing Knife Logo
Tru-Bal 1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwing Knife Logo
Tru-Bal 1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwing Knife Number 38 of 50
Tru-Bal 1998 AKTA Commemorative Throwing Knife Number 38 of 50
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