I received these images of an old Tru-Balance Knife Company catalog that I’d never seen before. It turns out that they come from Bobby Branton, a longtime friend and student of Harry K. McEvoy.
The hand-writing looks like Harry’s (but so does Stephen’s a little) so I think it was before 1993. But I know it was after 1984 obviously by the dates written on it.
This is a great resource because it gives dates that certain models were in production.
You can click on these images to see the full-size version which is easier to read.
I received a copy of the Corrado Knife Album No. 68 from Robert Gruzanski which had this section on page 12 of Tru-Balance Knives which are the earliest I’ve ever seen…
I’m not sure if “No. 68” means 1968 or not but it is in that era. This page shows the early Model No. 1 which was known at this time just as “The Professional” model. It also shows the Bowie-Axe which became the Model No. 2 and the Battle Blade which is the Model No. 4. It does not show the Model No. 3 which is very interesting. Instead there is a “Walrus Skinner” which I have never seen and also some “Target Specials” which I would think are very rare early models.