Bill Moran Museum

Bill Moran was born in Frederick, Maryland, he made his first knife at the age of 12, by the age of 14 he was making knives to sell,As a teenager he taught himself how to forge a blade. In the 1950s he was one of the last few bladesmiths in the United States .In 1960 he sold the family farm to become a full-time knife maker. In 1976 he founded the American Bladesmith Society (ABS), in 1988, Moran and the ABS founded a Bladesmithing School. Moran reintroduced the process of making pattern welded steel to modern knife making.


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