This Item was Sold on 30 July 2012
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Melvin L. Wallace was a popular throwstick (hunting boomerang) manufacturer in the late 1980s. He also made lap joint boomerangs and everything that he made was out of North American hardwoods such as Cherry and Maple. The throwsticks were especially in high demand because they flew straight and true and they were strong. Melvin stopped making boomerangs and throwsticks in the early 1990s. His creations are rare and are good collectables.
This medium size throwstick or hunting boomerang was made out of a lovely Cherrywood natural elbow. This hunting boomerang is not signed or dated, but my records show that I purchased it in 1988. The surface is smooth and with a satin sheen. It is in excellent condition. It flies straight and true and is probably strong enough to use for target throwing and hunting, but it would be better to throw it in grass to avoid damaging the surface. A wonderful collectable and a beautiful American made throwstick.