Bill Moran has passed away

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Mr. Moran was indeed one of the great ones. There was only a handful when the handmade knife started coming into vogue and Mr. Moran was right at the top of the list. And as said in the other forum, "the re-discoverer of damascus."
It took a lot of guts way back then to stop working at what made your living and take up the handmade knife as the ways and means.
Mr. Moran became a legend and not before his time and it was very much deserved.:thumbup:
 

Daniel Koster

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Got the news yesterday....sad indeed.

The good side is, he left quite the legacy behind and hopefully his shop will be made into a museum. Gonna miss him at the Blade Show, though...:(
 
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Sad news indeed.

The Spyderco Moran FB01 is one of my favorites.

Condolences to his family.


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And heard he was a cantankerous old bastard. He is a major figure in custom knives and his legacy cannot be ignored. Anybody who has ever appreciated or made a fine knife owes him much.
Rest in peace,
condolences to his family and friends
 
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One of the original masters and a knife making legend. I was fortunate to be able to attend one of his seminars at Blade 2004. Those fortunate enough to own one of his Bowies are very lucky indeed.

With sympathy for his family and a smooth journey for him.
 
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