This is a Tru-Bal Model No. 70 I won on eBay in February of 2009. I bid on it because I did not already have a Model No. 70 that was made by Harry. This model wasn’t being made in 1983 and 1984 when I was purchasing Tru-Bal throwing knives. It was in excellent condition for a knife that the seller claimed was from the mid 1970’s.
Here is his auction description:
I am liquidating my over thirty year collection of Harry McEvoy Tru Bal knifes and other collectible throwing knives. The knife offered here is another one of the early ones that I obtained in the mid 1970’s. It has an overall length of just over 13 inches. It comes with an early Tru Bal leather sheath which is very unusual in that it does not have the normal Tru Bal emblem. Tru Bal written out and three stars on one side and the Tru Bal emblem on the obverse side of the blade. It is very close to mint and appears to have been never thrown.
After I won the auction I asked the seller to tell me anything more about the knife he could recall and he emailed me back with this:
Well, that knife was bought in the early 70’s at either the West Palm Beach Gunshow or the Lakeland gunshow as those were the main shows I was attending at the time. Best I can remember I bought it off of a table, but do not remember the seller. Info on knife was probably from some of the catalogs I have. Some of which I picked up along the way and some I got from Harry’s son about ten years ago when I bought some knives from him. Sorry, but that is the best I can do.
I guess I missed his collection that he sold before this one. After this he offered a Model No. 4 which I also won. I’ve documented that on another post.
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