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:
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