Bill Moran Knives

A Knifemaker and his Legacy


About Bill Moran

Born May 1, 1925 on Gayfield Farm in Lime Kiln, Maryland, William F. Moran is credited with single handedly rediscovering the ancient art of forging Damascus Steel and introducing this art to the United States. He was one of the four founding members of the American Bladesmith Society and served as Chairman of the Board for 15 years. His magnificent knives have been displayed at countless museums including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.