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Model No. 7 AMERICAN HUNTER

Tru-Bal Model No. 7 AMERICAN HUNTER

This is a fine, rugged all-purpose knife especially designed and balanced for throwing by handle OR blade as well as for general use as a hunting, survival and camp knife. Made to the same high standards as all Tru-Bal knives.

Tru-Bal Model No. 7 AMERICAN HUNTER
Tru-Bal Model No. 7 AMERICAN HUNTER

This version of this model was made from 1971 to 1975. An earlier version was available until 1971 but I am not sure when that started (not 1946) or what it looks like exactly. I’d have to send this in to Stephen McEvoy for certification to be sure.

Tru-Bal Model No. 7 AMERICAN HUNTER
Tru-Bal Model No. 7 AMERICAN HUNTER

Sturdy leather sheath included. Overall length 10 1/2″, width 1 1/2″, thickness 3/16″ and weight is 9 1/2 ounces.

The condition of this particular model in my collection is good but not great. It is well used. I’d give it a 5 out of 10. There is no serious rust but there is some pitting and an overall black luster from use and storage. The blade has been sharpened and there is a very small nick on the edge. The sheath shows some scuffs and signs of wear as well as would be expected from a knife made in the 1970’s.

Because of it’s rarity it is still good for a collection but I would not be afraid to go out and enjoy this in the back yard too.

2 thoughts on “Model No. 7 AMERICAN HUNTER

  1. Respectfully,

    It is possible to gain an exact tracing of the Tru Bal No. 7 knife? I would like to attempt a forging of this practical knife as a genuine multi purpose user.

    I would buy one if they were still available, but alas, all sources have come up negative.

    Sincerely,
    Will

  2. I do not currently have one to trace for you. Perhaps someone else will read this who can hook you up.

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