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From Joe Darrah
Joe has one of the biggest and diverse collections I've seen! Right now he has
about 650 throwers and he's still collecting. From the small
"floaters" to the hard to find McEvoy throwers... he's got a
little of just about everything!!!
This is Joe at the target board!
From the cheaper "floaters" to the hard to find knives. The bottom row
contains some great knives like the Dragons and John Bailey's
StarLight and TanKri knives. It also contains hard to find throwers like the
ones made by Case and Tru Bal!
These knives were all made by Jeff Koch from Waterloo, IA.
and Daggers, Oh My! :-)
Here are some more designs from Jeff Koch.
Some knives made by Col. Udell and also 2 from Jeff Koch (Can you pick
them out???? They are the 2nd and 3rd designs from the top!)
Above are 3 designs made by Dan Dennehy! The top knife has leather handle
slabs (signed by Dan himself), the middle is a double ended throwing knife
and the 3rd pic is a thrower with micarta handle slabs. Mr. Dennehy makes
beautiful knives and is also one of the original founding members of the
American Knife Makers Guild!
On the left is a tomahawk made in Czechoslovakia that Joe customized by burning
a snake onto the handle. On the right is a knife from Frank Dean (a famous
Impalement Artist) and to the right of that is a copy of that same knife
made by Joe Darrah.
Here is a what used to be a Cold Steel True Flight Thrower. But Joe
thought it might work a little better without the black coating, cord grip
and rounded handle :-)
Here is a knife called a "Brokenfeather" made by Brokenfeather!
Joe did just a tad bit of customizing on the following knives..
The top knife used to be an SKO Model #3 and the bottom blade is a design
from Bruce Reisner of PA. Joe calls this knife "The Klingon"! Makes me feel
like "sword fighting" when I see it! :-)
The one is really nice, very sturdy but has really sharp edges on the sides.
Here are two small titanium throwing knives that Joe recently made. They are
extremely light but still fun to throw once you get the hang of them!
Here is a design that Joe came up with back in the early days called the
"Screaming Eagle" and its named after the 101st Airborne unit his
Dad was in.
These are some mountain man knives made by Wolf, Black River Knives and
Jeff Koch. "Mountain man knives" must have 1 sharp edge, and have a handle made
of "period material" which means if it wasn't around in 1840... you
can't use it! Some examples of acceptable handle materials are bone,
antler, wood, rawhide and leather.
Here are a few more mountain man designs that can be thrown at
the rendezvous events. The middle knife is made by Mike Kolisch of the
Rocky Mountain Knife and Tomahawk Association. Check out
www.rmkta.com for details
about the club! Or click on the
CLUBS/EVENTS link. The RMKTA, as well as a few other clubs are
All of these knives were made by the late Harry McEvoy of the Tru Bal
Knife Company. They are some of the most sought after throwing knives
anywhere you go and for good reason. They are great knives as well as
a part of knife throwing history!
More knives made by Harry McEvoy.
And finally, the top knife shown is a McEvoy, the 2nd knife down is an
Edgemark, the 3rd is an Olsen and the 4th is a sterile Olsen Viet Nam Era knife!
I guess you know you have a good design when other companies start copying it :-)
I was lucky enough to throw just about all of the Tru Bal knives in Joe's
collection when I went to Gary Draper's house and met up with Joe and a few other
throwers. The top knife in this picture (a Tru Bal) threw amazingly
well for me! 1/2 spins, full spins, it seemed whatever number of spins I went for
it flew outta my hand and stuck with authority! I love days like that!
And these are some of Joe's latest creations. Joe sent me this pic in June
of 2005 and said he had made all of those knives in the past few months. Keep
up the great work bud!
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