This is a Tru-Bal Model No. 4-A I won on eBay in February of 2009 from the same gentleman I purchased a Model No.70 from. I bid on it because I did not already have a Model No. 4 that was made by Harry. This model wasn’t being made in 1983 and 1984 when I was purchasing Tru-Bal throwing knives. The one that was being made then was the Model No. 4-B BATTLE BLADE COMBAT THROWER. So I had to have this one. Continue reading Model No. 4-A Tru-Bal™ 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.
The Model No. 4 Tru-Bal Battle Blade stays true to the heritage of Tru-Bal throwing knives.
It is hand-crafted of super-tough, especially tempered spring steel with extended tang to take up the shock of throwing. Handle slabs are made of durable vulcanized fibre, held firmly in place by heavy rivets.
This combat weapon is a combination fighting, hunting, survival and throwing knife.
But here’s what makes the Battle Blade different:
Firstly, the back of the blade tapers toward the tip, giving the knife an aggressive appearance.
Secondly, the handle widens toward the butt of the knife so it is easier to grip. (This knife will not accidentally slip out of your hand, but is still easy to throw.)
This rugged foot-long fighting knife represents a triumph in combat cutlery.