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Model No. 79 Tru-Bal™ SPORT-PRO Throwing Knife Set of 3 by Harry K. McEvoy

These are my personal throwers in a leather sheath I made myself. It holds three Tru-Bal model 79 but I lost one of them in the underbrush.

In the video I think I said there are 9 layers of leather in this sheath. Actually there are “only” 7…but my hands still really did hurt sewing them all together!

These knives were hand-made by Harry K. McEvoy, founder of the Tru-Balance Knife Company. I bought them from him in the early 1980’s.

Catalog Description (from when I bought it in the early 1980’s) :

The new Heavyweight Tru-Bal SPORT-PRO is designed for throwing in the professional style. It combines all the best features of throwing knives used by the world’s greatest professional knife throwers. It is hurled equally well by handle OR blade for amazing accuracy — after a bit of practice — and with maximum penetration and control. The super-tough tempered spring steel from which the knife is crafted will stand up to a lifetime of rugged use. The SPORT-PRO heavyweight thrower is 13 1/2″ overall, 2 1/2″ wide and 5/32″ think. It weighs 15 ounces and is the perfect length, weight and balance for professional performance. Sheaths are not available for this model.

2 thoughts on “Model No. 79 Tru-Bal™ SPORT-PRO Throwing Knife Set of 3 by Harry K. McEvoy

  1. Last fall I purchased at a farm sale a randall knife and 1 tru-bal throwing knife like the ones you have pictured here. I have been all over the internet trying to find a price range for tru-bal throwing knife and can’t seem to find a general value for this knife. Do you know what this throwing knife is worth? Rod

  2. Rod,

    The Sport-Pro model was (and is) the most affordable throwing knife in the Tru-Balance catalog so it is not going to top out at the high end of the range. It’s great because it is pure throwing steel since it has no handles. I prefer it to the more expensive knives in their line. That being said if your knife is in decent shape it should be worth anywhere from $50-$100. I’ve seen higher end models go on eBay from $100 and up.


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