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My New Brokenfeather Tomahawk from Joe Darrah

3 points on the knife throw and 2 points on the hawk throw from five paces.

I was just outside throwing my new Brokenfeather tomahawk from Joe Darrah. He just sent it to me and it’s a beauty! He made it to match the “Bullseye Seeker” mountain man bowie he made me several months ago. Since I don’t have any Tru-Bal throwing knives with leather handles (yet) I used this knife in New Mexico for my first mountain man style throwing competition where I took second place in the amateur division. Not bad for my first official throw!
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How do you protect your throwing knife when it does not come with a sheath?

Maxpedition E-14 Envelope Throwing Knife Case Fits a Brokenfeather Bowie Knife

Quite a few throwing knives do not come with sheaths. Even if they do, it is not good for the blade to store it in the leather sheath for any period of time.

So what do you do to protect it when you’re not throwing it?
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Model No. 6-A Tru-Bal™ RIFLEMAN Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

Tru-Bal Model No. 6-A Rifleman

An old Tru-Bal catalog identifies this model as the original design for the RIFLEMAN. It was only made from 1975-1976 before it was revised in 1977 in the form of a model #6-B. Here is the description of the< Model No. 6-A RIFLEMAN from that old catalog:
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Model No. 4-A Tru-Bal™ BATTLE BLADE Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

Tru-Bal Model No. 4 BATTLE BLADE I Purchased on eBay

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.
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Model No. 70 Tru-Bal™ PRO-THROW Throwing Knife by Harry K. McEvoy

This is a Tru-Bal Model No. 70 I won on eBay in February of 2009. I bid on it because I did not already have a Model No. 70 that was made by Harry. This model wasn’t being made in 1983 and 1984 when I was purchasing Tru-Bal throwing knives. It was in excellent condition for a knife that the seller claimed was from the mid 1970’s.
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I Found A Great Case For Tru-Bal Throwing Knives

Maxpedition R-14 Throwing Knife Case With 6 Tru-Bal Model #79s.

I’ve been looking for some time now at a lot of knife cases that would work for Tru-Bal throwing knives. I think I finally found the best one for holding anywhere from 1-6 throwing knives depending on the model. It’s the Maxpedition R-14 Razorshell knife case.
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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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