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.
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.
These listings are just fishing and trying to find an unsuspecting buyer. Check out our price guide under “Discontinued Tru Balance Knives” “Excellent knives” that command the highest prices are knives that are absolutely in mint condition and have never been used. 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.
We buy and sell early Tru Bal Knives, so we have an interest in protecting the collectors from misleading sales ads.
For 2020, The six main designs that have been the core of the Tru Bal Company will be named “The legacy Series” to honor the company founder, Harry K. McEvoy.
These designs have been consistent sellers over the years and will be around for years to come.
The Tru Bal custom shop in time will introduce new fresh designs by Bobby Branton or designs that came with the company that have never been in production. We are even looking at a few no spin models to introduce the company to a new group of Knife Throwers who may not be familiar with Tru Balance Knives.