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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. 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. 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. 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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