ST-24 Straight Spine

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Price: $21,995.00
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In 2006 Blade Magazine reported that the "Last Moran" sold for $37,500. That knife was actually a collaboration knife that several of the ABS Mastersmiths worked on. The knife was auctioned at the 2006 Blade Show in Atlanta. Due to poor health Bill Moran had help in the completion of that knife.

This knife however was forged in Bill's shop in Maryland and crafted 100% by Bill Moran. it is shown on page 175 in the newest Moran publication, "William F Moran Jr. Forever a Legend". It is referred to as an ST-24 Straight Spine. The blade is an awesome 13", with a wood lined "Man in the Moon" sheath. The model is already very rare, but this one was made in 2003 and was the LAST and Largest St-24 to come out of the Moran shop, in Middletown Maryland. Here is a chance to own a historical piece from one of the greatest knife makers of all time.

This knife features a mirror polished blade with false top edge, .250" blade stock and 1.810" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The handle has a nickel silver guard, nicely contoured and scalloped curly maple grip with silver wire inlays. Comes with a brown leather sheath with wooden insert and a nickel silver "Man in the Moon" on the front. When you put the knife in the sheath it makes a nice "click" as it sets into the sheath. Excellent condition.
Product Details
  • Blade Length
  • Overall Length
  • Weight (oz)
  • Source
    Previously Owned
Additional Specs
  • Knife Type
    Has Sheath, Hidden Tang
  • Blade Material
  • Blade Details
    Drop Point
  • Handle Material
    Metallic, Wood
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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ST-24 Straight Spine