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Price$3,750.00
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Two Unfinished Blades

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

SKU 432310

Date Added 07/23/2020

# Available 1

Price $3,750.00

Overview

These two unfinished blades were made by Bill Moran and one of his customers (the current owner). One was made by Bill and one was made by the current owner. Bill and the current owner were good friends, Bill called him before he passed and had him over to teach him to forge a knife. The current owner believes this/these were probably the last blades that he forged. Both are nearly mirror polished and have fileworked spines, both have visible temper lines, both are approximately .230" blade stock and around 1.200" blade stock, set up for hidden tang construction. Both blades are basically finished and just need handles. There are no markings on the blades. Excellent condition. Any interesting thing for any Moran collector.

Product Details

Blade Length 5

Overall Length 11.5

Weight (oz) 8.8

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Hidden Tang

Blade Material Unknown

Blade Details Clip Point

Handle Material Metallic

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.