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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.
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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. 5 Tru-Bal™ TRU-PRO Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

Catalog Description (from when I bought it in the early 1980’s) :

The Tru-Bal “TRU-PRO” combines the best features of throwing knives designed and used by the world’s greatest professional knife throwers into a new and truly perfect professional throwing knife. It is designed and balanced to be hurled by handle OR blade for uncanny accuracy in the professional style of throwing, and for maximum penetration and control.

Handcrafted of super-tough, specially tempered spring steel and polished to a mirror-like finish, it will stand up to a lifetime of rugged use. The Tru-Balance “TRU-PRO” has a full seven year unconditional guarantee against blade breakage. Complete throwing instructions are included with every order. If a strong leather sheath is desired, please add $4.00 per sheath.

Overall length is 13 1/2″, width 2″, and thickness 3/16″. Knife weight 15 oz.

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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.