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AKTA History

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
Pictures from AKTA History
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96 Regionals.   1996 AKTA throwers meeting.
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First AKTA targets.   Outdoor AKTA targets.
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1st AKTA championships winners.   1997 AKTA championships.
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1997 AKTA group photo.   Bobby Branton throwing in 1996.
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1996 AKTA championships.   Che Che's performance.
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Che Che's performance.   Che Che's performance.
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Che Che's performance.   Knife throwers.
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Bobby Branton throwing around Che Che Whitecloud.   Che Che Whitecloud throwing around Bobby Branton.
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Paul LaCross and Bobby Branton.   Bobby and Brenda Branton.
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Old school throwers.   Bobby Branton and Steve.
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Che Che Whitecloud.   Che Che Whitecloud.
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Paul LaCross (Circa 1982)   Paul LaCross (Circa 1982)
 
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