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Welcome to the American Knife Throwers Alliance (AKTA)

The purpose of the AKTA is to provide assistance and to offer guidelines to individuals and groups who may wish to organize for competitive sport in their local areas.

Stated precisely, the American Knife Throwers Alliance is an association of American and international sportsmen dedicated to the practice and promotion of knife throwing as a sport, recreation and hobby.

We will try to provide you with dates and news on local and national knife and tomahawk throwing competitions and information concerning every phase of the sport, including knives, throwing techniques, competition, tomahawk throwing, professional knife throwing tips and advice, as well as sources of equipment and many other items of special interest to knife throwers.

The AKTA welcomes all throwers, no matter what style you prefer.

History of the AKTA

Harry K. McEvoy, founder of Tru-Balance Knife Co of Grand Rapids, Michigan started the AKTA in 1971.

The club grew to 1,200 members.

The BULLS EYE BUSTER was published for 22 issues before publication had to be suspended. With little help or facilities, it became too big a task to produce and mail.

In 1995, Bobby Branton, a friend of Harry's and a longtime knifemaker and thrower, with the blessings of Stephen McEvoy, son of the late Harry K. McEvoy, decided not to let the AKTA die.

Bobby vows to keep the AKTA alive for years to come.

 

 
Harry K. McEvoy started the AKTA in 1971
Harry K. McEvoy started the AKTA in 1971

Membership Application

AKTA Memberships are $10.00 per year (donations appreciated)

This includes a one year membership in AKTA , a membership card, a three color decal and access to a online newsletter.

Knife Throwing Articles

These Bobby Branton articles for BLADE Magazine are PDF files.
You might need Adobe Reader to open them.

The Slingin' Southpaw from St. Albans
His preforming days done, Paul LaCross will go down as one of knife throwing's best.

Living Legend - The World's Greatest Knife Thrower?
Prince Che Che White Cloud has thrilled audiences for almost half a century.

Airborne Blades - Last of the Professional Knife Throwers?
An ancient art form needs your help to survive.

 
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