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Model No. 70 Tru-Bal™ PRO-THROW Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

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.
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Model No. 80 Tru-Bal™ SUPER-PRO Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

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

The SUPER-PRO Model 80 is the ultimate achievement in advanced design and development of the famous professional throwing knife line by Tru-Bal. It provides sportsmen and professional throwers alike with a knife for precision throwing that combines perfect center balance with the exactly correct length and weight for proper target penetration and maximum control. It throws equally well by handle OR blade in the professional style of throwing and is 13 1/2″ overall, 2″ wide and 3/16″ thick. Knife weight is 15 oz. Please add $4.00 if a strong leather sheath is desired.

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Model No. 76 Tru-Bal™ THROWING DIRK Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

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

Model 76 THROWING DIRK was designed by Harry McEvoy in honor of America’s Bicentennial. Like all Tru-Bal knives it is handmade of super-tough, specially tempered spring steel for a lifetime of rugged use. Thrown equally well by handle OR blade, it comes with heavy, handcrafted leather sheath and complete instructions for throwing. This is a true professional throwing knife — a real collector’s item you will be proud to own and throw! It is 13 1/2″ overall in length, 2″ wide, 3/16″ thick and it weighs 15 ounes — same weight as the Bowie-Axe throwing knife.

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Model No. 6-B Tru-Bal™ RIFLEMAN Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

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

The Tru-Bal RIFLEMAN’s throwing knife has been very popular with the nation’s muzzle-loading enthusiasts. Specially made for throwing by either blade or handle. Same steel, temper, and high quality workmanship as all Tru-Bal throwing knives. Heavy duty leather sheath and instruction sheet included. The overall length is 13 1/2″, width 1 1/2″, thickness 3/16″, wt. 14 oz.

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Model No. 5 Tru-Bal™ TRU-PRO Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

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

The Tru-Bal “TRU-PRO” combines the best features of throwing knives designed and used by the world’s greatest professional knife throwers into a new and truly perfect professional throwing knife. It is designed and balanced to be hurled by handle OR blade for uncanny accuracy in the professional style of throwing, and for maximum penetration and control.

Handcrafted of super-tough, specially tempered spring steel and polished to a mirror-like finish, it will stand up to a lifetime of rugged use. The Tru-Balance “TRU-PRO” has a full seven year unconditional guarantee against blade breakage. Complete throwing instructions are included with every order. If a strong leather sheath is desired, please add $4.00 per sheath.

Overall length is 13 1/2″, width 2″, and thickness 3/16″. Knife weight 15 oz.

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Model No. 4-B Tru-Bal™ COMBAT THROWER BATTLE BLADE Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

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

Overall length 12″, width 2″, thickness 3/16″, weight 14 ounces. This fine combat weapon is a combination fighting, hunting, survival and throwing knife. Like all Tru-Bal knives shown above, it is handcrafted of super-tough, especially tempered sprint steel with extended tang to take up the shock of throwing. Handle slabs are of durable vulcanized fiber, heavily riveted on. This rugged foot-long fighting knife represents a triumph in combat cutlery! Strong leather sheath and throwing instructions included.

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Model No. 3 Tru-Bal™ THROWING BOWIE Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

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

Overall length 12″, width 2″, thickness 3/16″, weight 12-1/2 ounces. This is a combination all-purpose throwing and hunting knife especially designed as a “game getter” for hunting as well as for target use. Strong handmade leather sheath included. All Tru-Balance knives are guaranteed five years against blade breakage. Instructions included on how to throw all Tru-Bal knives.

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Model No. 2 Tru-Bal™ BOWIE-AXE Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

This knife was hand-made by Harry K. McEvoy, founder of the Tru-Balance Knife Company. I bought it from him in the early 1980’s.

I took his standard leather sheath apart and rebuilt it to form-fit the Bowie-Axe. I added custom fringe and a nice basket-weave design.

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

The Tru-Bal BOWIE-AXE has been sold world-wide since 1959. It has achieved world fame as an all-purpose throwing, game hunting, camping, chopping, combat and survival knife. Handmade after initial shaping of specially tempered spring steel, it will stand up to a lifetime of rugged use. Overall length is 13 1/2″, width 2″, thickness 3/16″, and weight 15 oz. Handle slabs of tough vulcanized fibre secured with extra heavy rivets. Strong handcrafted leather sheath and instruction sheets included.

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Model No. 1 Tru-Bal™ PROFESSIONAL Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

I had to pay $4 extra for a leather sheath which was optional for this model. I must have accidentally switched it on a Bowie-Axe I sold because this sheath has the “Bowie-Axe” stamp in it!

This knife was hand-made by Harry K. McEvoy, founder of the Tru-Balance Knife Company. I bought it from him in the early 1980’s.

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

Overall length 13-1/2″, width 1-1/2″, thickness 3/16″, weight 12-1/2 ounces. Made of specially tempered spring steel, with highly polished finish. Vulcanized fiber material in handles secured with extra heavy rivets. Considered by many to be the world’s finest throwing knife! Please add $4.00 if strong leather sheath is desired.

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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.