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Home Products Master of the Forge: William F. Moran Jr. and His Classic Blades

Master of the Forge: William F. Moran Jr. and His Classic Blades

by Moran, Jr., W.F. (Bill)

SKU 1025786

Date Added 03/31/2021

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $150.00

Overview

Knives made by Moran are rarely found for sale and are such highly valued collectibles that many of us could never own one. The next best thing is owning this coffee table book featuring his hand-forged creations in full color. Destined to be a collectible in itself, this book features the story of Moran's half century as a bladesmith, as well as the founding and growth of the American Bladesmith Society.

This beautiful coffee table book pictures more Moran knives than have ever before been shown in print more than 200 photographs, most printed in full color. Knife photo sections include Bowies, Classic Daggers, Combat Knives, Camp Knives, Utility Knives, Folders and miscellaneous treasures from the famous forge. The knife photographs are accompanied by descriptions as well as Moran's own comments about each collectible piece. Also included are some early photos of Bill and Margaret Moran.  Written by B.R. Hughes and C. Houston Price. Excellent Condition.  

Product Details

Weight (oz) 36.15

Source Previously owned

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About the Maker

Moran, Jr., W.F. (Bill)

William F. "Bill" Moran, Jr. had been forging knives for near twenty-five years when he introduced his re-invention of Damascus steel in 1973. Long before that noteworthy achievement, he had earned the respect of his peers and of knife enthusiasts the world over. Most of Moran's life - the years before he became known as "The Father of Modern Damascus" and those that passed since - has been devoted to the revival of bladesmithing and to the making of knives that have become classics. Among modern day bladesmiths, there is no name better known than that of Bill Moran. Among modern day forged blades, there are none so highly valued as those that have come from his forge during the past half-century. Bill founded the American Bladesmith Society. Passed away in 2006.

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