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Model No. 94 Tru-Bal™ Mountain Bowie Throwing Knife by Stephen D. McEvoy

The Mountain Bowie is the biggest knife in the Tru-Bal line-up. It is also the most impressive.

When you hold this knife and feel its heft, you might be tempted to quote Crocodile Dundee: “That’s not a knife. THIS is a knife.”

Because of its weight and shaped handle, the Moutain Bowie is an excellent heavyweight handle thrower. It is also an ideal outdoor survival knife. With accurate throws, this could easily make dinner out of small game.

The Mountain Bowie is made from specially tempered spring steel to stand up to a lifetime of rugged, all-purpose use. It is approximately 15 inches long and weighs about 21 ounces. It is 2 1/4″ wide at the blade and 3/16″ thick.

This knife is one of only two Tru-Bal knifes that have a comfortable anatomic handle. The sturdy vulcanized fiber handle slabs are solidly riveted to resist the shock of throwing.

Durable leather sheath and throwing instructions are included.

This knife is brand new from the factory. It is handmade by Stephen D. McEvoy, son of the founder of the Tru-Balance Knife Company, Harry K. McEvoy.

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Model No. 91 Tru-Bal™ STINGER BOWIE Throwing Knife by Stephen D. McEvoy

The Tru-Bal Stinger Bowie is the culmination of more than 40 years of knife making and throwing.

It is the finest knife of its type ever offered to America’s sportsmen, and four decades of experience went into designing this superb weapon.

The “Stinger” blends both form and function unlike any other throwing knife. The deep notch and finger guard at the base of the blade give the “Stinger” a distinct but attractive appearance. And yet the knife is specially designed to be hurled by the blade or the handle equally well.

This knife is one of only two Tru-Bal knifes that have a comfortable anatomic handle, which makes it easy to hold and throw. Few people own the Stinger Bowie, so you can be proud knowing that you own a truly unique knife.

The “Stinger” is 13 1/2″ overall, 2″ wide, 3/16″ thick, and weighs 15 ounces. It is the perfect length and weight for maximum control and accuracy.

This all-purpose hunting, camping, survival, and throwing knife is built to withstand a lifetime of rugged use.

Durable leather sheath and throwing instructions included.

This knife is brand new from the factory. It is handmade by Stephen D. McEvoy, son of the founder of the Tru-Balance Knife Company, Harry K. McEvoy.

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Model No. 82 Tru-Bal™ Special INDIAN LANCEHEAD Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

This is the knife that is the prize of my Harry K. McEvoy collection because it is one-of-a-kind. It has an amazing story.
Continue reading Model No. 82 Tru-Bal™ Special INDIAN LANCEHEAD Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

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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. 79 Tru-Bal™ SPORT-PRO Throwing Knife by Stephen D. McEvoy

There is perhaps no better knife for professional throwing than the Model No. 79 Heavyweight Tru-Bal SPORT-PRO.

It is hand-fashioned from super-tough tempered spring steel for even the most aggressive throwers. And it is balanced such that it can be thrown equally well from both the handle and the blade.

What’s more, this knife is amazingly accurate, combining cool control with maximum penetration in an incredible feat of balance. In a mere second or two, you can bury this knife into its target.

While the Tru-Bal SPORT-PRO has been used by hundreds of professional knife throwers, it is also an excellent knife for beginners.

The heft of the knife feels good in the hand; it issues a solid “thunk” as it drives deep into the target. And since the SPORT-PRO can be hurled by the handle or blade, it is more versatile than other knives.

Finally, because only the highest quality steel is used, this knife 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″ thick. It weighs 15 ounces and is the ideal length, weight, and balance for professional performance.

Sheaths are not available with this model. U.S. Patent Des. 234,214

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Model No. 76 Tru-Bal™ THROWING DIRK Throwing Knife by Stephen D. McEvoy

The year was 1976, America’s Bicentennial. Two hundred years of American history. A sense of hope and expectancy was in the air.

And to celebrate, Harry McEvoy designed Model No. 76, the Tru-Bal Throwing Dirk.

This knife is perfectly balanced so it can be throw equally well from the handle or the blade. The knife is symmetrical, and it flares out gently at the hilt, as if the knife had sprouted wings to guide it to its target.

Look at the knife closely and you might imagine a medieval thief with a pair of Throwing Dirks concealed under his leather gauntlets, ready for a bar fight or any other kind of criminal mischief.

Like all Tru-Bal knives the Throwing Dirk is handmade of super-tough, specially tempered spring steel for a lifetime of rugged use.

It is 13 1/2″ overall in length, 2″ wide, 3/16″ thick and it weighs 15 ounces — the same weight as the Bowie-Axe throwing knife.

Includes a heavy, handcrafted leather sheath and complete instructions for throwing.

This knife is brand new from the factory. It is handmade by Stephen D. McEvoy, son of the founder of the Tru-Balance Knife Company, Harry K. McEvoy.

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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. 70 Tru-Bal™ Classic PRO-THROW Knife by Stephen D. McEvoy

Is this the most copied throwing knife in the world?

Probably.

Harry E. McEvoy’s original design has been duplicated by knife makers all over the world. And the knife itself has been in use for nearly 40 years straight.

And yet in spite of its popularity, Harry’s son Stephen McEvoy decided he could make it even better. And that’s exactly what he did.

In this newly revised version, The Tru-Bal Classic Pro-Throw has a slightly thinner blade and smooth lines.

Perfectly balanced, this knife can be hurled equally well by the handle or the blade. Accurate throws are this knife’s specialty.

The Classic Pro-Throw is handcrafted of super-tough tempered spring steel. Jet black vulcanized fiber handle slabs with heavy rivets complete the ensemble.

It is 13 1/2″ overall, 2″ wide, 3/16″ thick and weighs 15 ounces.

Sturdy leather sheath and throwing instructions included.

This knife is brand new from the factory. It is handmade by Stephen D. McEvoy, son of the founder of the Tru-Balance Knife Company, Harry K. McEvoy.

Tru-Bal gets a lot of requests for their old Model No. 1, which they no longer make and Stephen told me he doesn’t understand why because the Model No. 70 is a superior knife that throws better than the old Model No. 1.

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Model No. 6 Tru-Bal™ RIFLEMAN Throwing Knife by Stephen D. McEvoy

In the early days of America, when colonists were fighting for their independence from the oppressive British government, survival was the order of the day.

Most colonists were armed with two weapons: a rifle and a knife.

In those days, rifles were often unreliable. You might get off one shot… if you were lucky. Misfires were common.

In such cases, a colonist’s knife became his primary weapon for defending himself.

The Tru-Bal Rifleman’s throwing knife stays true to its history. The straight blade makes it perfect for hunting, fishing, and various survival needs.

And the 13 1/2″ blade is long enough to kill a man in hand-to-hand combat, as was often done during the Revolutionary War.

Of course, the Tru-Bal Rifleman is different from its predecessors in one important way: it has been designed as a throwing knife, and can be thrown equally well by the handle or the blade.

All of which has made the Rifleman a very popular knife with the nation’s muzzle-loading enthusiasts.

The Rifleman is hand-made out of tempered spring steel. And the handle slabs are made of tough vulcanized fiber, secured by extra-heavy rivets. In sum, it is a rugged knife fit for true American patriots.

The Rifleman is 13 1/2″ overall, 1 1/2″ wide and 3/16″ thick. It weighs 14 ounces and comes with a durable, heavy-duty leather sheath to protect the blade.

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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.