If you’ve become even semi-serious about knife throwing then you’ve probably heard of the International Knife Throwers Hall Of Fame Association. They’ve been around since 2003 when they were founded and are located in Austin, Texas. Every year they hold the World Championships there.
I finished building this throwing knife target on January 31, 2009, the day before the Super Bowl. It was inspired by pictures I saw in throwing knife books by Harry K. McEvoy and also by Blackie Collins (see photos below).
I got the logs for the targets from Gary Davis at Franktown Firewood so if you’re in that area look him up and he’ll cut logs for you in any diameter and thickness you need.
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.
By Harry K. McEvoy
(Designer and Crafter of Tru-Balance Knives — author of “Knife Throwing in the Professional Style” and “Knife Throwing: A Practical Guide.”)
The professional style of throwing is easy to learn. It provides maximum control, proper target penetration, and helps achieve remarkable accuracy once the fundamentals are mastered.
Here is the “professional system” — step by step:
Continue reading How To Throw A Knife Like A Professional
Today I received my latest order of Tru-Bal Throwing Knives. Six of these beauties are already spoken for and are on their way to their new owners. Get your very own Tru-Bal throwing knives before they’re gone or else you’ll have to wait until next time!
Continue reading A New Shipment of Tru-Bal Throwing Knives Has Just Arrived