Discontinued Tru Bal knives

These knives have been discontinued and are not for sale.

They are shown for historical reference only. Click on pics to enlarge.

 

 

This page will be devoted to listing older Tru Balance Throwing Knives that are still available as well as models that have been discontinued along with model changes that have taken place over the years. Well will also post pics with information of one of a kind knives. The prices shown below from Stephen D. McEvoy and Bobby Branton are a product of over 100 combined years dealing in Tru Balance Throwing Knives. As with any collectible, the value can be subjective and fluctuate with the market as well as supply and demand. Bottom line is that collectibles are only worth what someone is willing to pay for them.

Updated 2-28-2020

Sales have been great for new knives. The market has been very slow for vintage Tru Balance Knives. The older collectors have died out or left the market.

Beware of sales ads listing crazy high prices. I watch social media sales as well as E Bay listings daily and track actual sales, not over exaggerated prices. Knives that are truly rare will and should command higher prices. These listings are just fishing and trying to find an unsuspecting buyer.

 Check out our price guide under “Discontinued Tru Balance Knives”

 “Excellent Condition” are knives that command the highest prices. Those knives are absolutely in mint condition and have never been used.

“Good condition”  are knives that show little use and have a few rub marks.

“Average condition”  are knives that show a lot of ear from throwing of handling, but do not have rust marks.

“Poor Condition” are knives that have deep pits of surface rust that can not be cleaned off or need to be sent back to Tru Bal for refurbishing.

Most Tru Balance Knives that show up on E Bay are average to poor condition. Beware of knives listed with buzz words such as  “Vietnam era, Rare, etc” do your homework or contact us. I try to update the price guide to reflect the current market.

 

 

Model # 1 – Professional Throwing Knife –  Made from 1953-1983. Design sold to a franchise named Tru Bal WEST – Pre 1983 marked Tru-Bal – Excellent condition $150.00 – Average condition $100.00 – Poor Condition $50.00

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Model # 2  – Bowie Axe – Made from 1953- present, (currently in production)

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Model # 3 – Tru Bal Throwing Bowie – Made from 197-=1983. Design sold to a franchise named Tru Bal WEST – Pre 1983 marked Tru-Bal – Excellent condition $150.00 – Average condition $100.00 – Poor Condition $50.00

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Model # 4-A – Battle Blade Made from 1966-1981 – (Discontinued) Reintroduced in 1993

Excellent  Condition –  $150.00,   Good Condition -$125.00,  Average Condition – $75.00, Poor Condition – $50.00

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Model # 4-B – Battle Blade, Reintroduced in 1993 (currently in production)

Excellent  Condition –  $95.00   Good Condition -$75.00, Average Condition – $50.00 Poor Condition – $35.00

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Model # 5 – Tru- Pro – (Discontinued) 1968 -1980

Excellent  Condition –  $125.00,   Good Condition – $100.00 –  Average Condition – $75.00, Poor Condition – $50.00

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Model # 6-A – Rifleman, Made 1975-1976 – Revised 1977 – (Discontinued) Very few made.  The Rifleman went through six design changes.

Excellent  Condition –  $175.00,   Good Condition – $150.00,  Average Condition – $125.00, Poor Condition – $50.00 – $75.00

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Model # 6-B – Rifleman, Made 1977-1987 – (Discontinued)

Excellent  Condition –  $125.00,   Good Condition -$95.00,  Average Condition – $75.00, Poor Condition – $50.00

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Model # 6-C – Rifleman, made 1988-Present (slightly modified) (currently in production)

Excellent  Condition –  $95.00,   Good Condition -$75.00,  Average Condition – $50.00, Poor Condition – $35.00

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Model #6-D – Combat Thrower, made 1973-1974 (short lived) – (Discontinued) Less than 25 made.

Excellent  Condition –  $200.00,   Good Condition -$175.00,  Average Condition – $125.00, Poor Condition – $75.00

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Model # 7 – American Hunter – Old Design made 1946-1971. New design (shown) made 1971-1975 – (Discontinued)

Excellent  Condition –  $175.00,   Good Condition -$150.00,  Average Condition – $100.00, Poor Condition – $50.00 – $75.00

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Model # 8 – Pro-master made 1983-1988 Design sold to Tru Bal EAST

Excellent  Condition –  $175.00 – Good Condition -$150.00.00,  Average Condition – $100.00, Poor Condition – $50.00

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Model # 9 – Champion (1994-1987) – Design sold to Tru Bal EAST

Excellent  Condition –  $150.00,   Good Condition -$125.00,  Average Condition – $75.00 – Poor Condition – $50.00

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Model # 10 – Bulls Eye Buster 1970-1980 (Discontinued) Very Rare

Excellent  Condition –  $175.00,   Good Condition -$150.00,  Average Condition – $100.00, Poor Condition – $50.00

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Model # 11 – Circus Thrower (Discontinued) 1985 Very few made

Excellent  Condition –  $200.00,   Good Condition -$175.00,  Average Condition – $125.00, Poor Condition – $75.00

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Model # 44 – Battle Master – Made 1987-1988, Only 70 made. (Discontinued)

Excellent condition – $200.00 Good condition $150.00. Average condition $125.00, Poor condition $75.00

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Model # 70- Classic Pro Throw – (currently in production)

Excellent  Condition –  $95.00,   Good Condition -$75.00,  Average Condition – $50.00, Poor Condition – $35.00

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Model # 76 – Throwing Dirk – (currently in production)

Excellent  Condition –  $95.00,   Good Condition -$75.00,  Average Condition – $50.00, Poor Condition – $35.00

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Model # 79 – Sport Pro – (currently in production)

Excellent  Condition –  $60.00,   Good Condition -$45.00,  Average Condition – $30.00, Poor Condition – $20.00

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Model # 80  – (Discontinued)

Excellent  Condition –  $150.00,   Good Condition -$125.00,  Average Condition – $100.00, Poor Condition – $75.00

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Model # 83 – Super Pro. Is it actually a number 8 without handles

Excellent  Condition –  $150.00,   Good Condition -$125.00,  Average Condition – $100.00, Poor Condition – $75.00

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Model # 94 – Mountain Bowie, (currently in production)

Excellent  Condition –  $115.00,   Good Condition -$90.00,  Average Condition – $75.00, Poor Condition – $60.00

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Model # 98 – Frontier Bowie, (Discontinued)

Excellent  Condition –  $95.00,   Good Condition -$75.00,  Average Condition – $50.00, Poor Condition – $35.00

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 Model # 98-C -American Knife Throwers Alliance club knife

Excellent  Condition –  $150.00,   Good Condition -$100.00,  Average Condition – $75.00, Poor Condition – $50.00

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