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Moran 2004
« on: May 13, 2016, 02:53:50 PM »

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Re: Moran 2004
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 03:30:05 PM »
Thanks Unk, good video of a great maker.  This one was made a couple of years before he passed away. 
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Re: Moran 2004
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 04:07:57 PM »
I recall looking through the pages of the annual Knife Digest and drooling over those Moran Bowies. :drool:   It's funny that he'd make those narrow tang knives like that one in the video.....he must not have known that they are a weak design and break easily.  8)  :rofl:
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Re: Moran 2004
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 05:31:12 PM »
Years ago I called Bill Moran about joining the ABS and his wife answered.  Such a pleasant lady.  The Morans seemed to be oblivious to their standing in the industry.  They were just plain folks and treated everyone the same.  Many years after his death, the real process to make Damascus steel was discovered but Morans process (pattern welding) remains very popular because it makes a beautiful blade.  In fact, I think it is more striking than real Damascus.   Thanks for posting the video, Unk.
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Re: Moran 2004
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2016, 11:13:43 AM »
  Very Nice!  I'm still swinging a Hammer when the old elbow holds up. Nothing but respect for the old -timers. Ask for the old paths for there is the Good Way and walk therein. Thanks for posting!

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Re: Moran 2004
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2016, 09:56:00 PM »
I have always been a fan of Moran' s work.mthanks for the video.
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Re: Moran 2004
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 09:01:37 AM »
That is a cool video! Always cool to watch a master at work. Thank you