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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. 2 Tru-Bal™ BOWIE-AXE Throwing Knife by Stephen D. McEvoy

Tru-Bal Model No. 2 BOWIE-AXE Throwing Knife

First made and sold worldwide in 1959, the Bowie-Axe throwing knife is one of the oldest throwing knives still being manufactured today.
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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.