History of the AKT ( American Knife Throwers Alliance)-Harry K. McEvoy, founder of Tru-Balance Knife Co of Grand Rapids, Michigan started the AKTA in 1971. 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.
First AKTA targets to be maid.
1st AKTA championships winners. 1997 AKTA championships. 1997 AKTA group photo.
Bobby Branton throwing in 1996. Che Che Whitecloud. Bobby Branton throwing around Che Che Whitecloud.