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Now, for the first time, a full-color, hard cover book about the world's premier bladesmith, Bill Moran, and his classic blades. Knives made by Moran are rarely found for sale and are such highly valued collectibles that many of us could never own one. The next best thing is owning this coffee table book featuring his hand-forged creations in full color. Destined to be a collectible in itself, this book features the story of Moran's half century as a bladesmith, as well as the founding and growth of the American Bladesmith Society.
This beautiful coffee table book pictures more Moran knives than have ever before been shown in print more than 200 photographs, most printed in full color. Knife photo sections include Bowies, Classic Daggers, Combat Knives,Camp Knives, Utility Knives, Folders and miscellaneous treasures from the famous forge. The knife photographs are accompanied by descriptions as well as Moran's own comments about each collectible piece. Also included are some early photos of Bill and Margaret Moran.
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This work has been published in a limited printing of 2400 hard cover Collector Editions and 100 Premier Editions bound with genuine leather. (The Premier Edition sold out the week of publication!) No reprints will be done; all plates have been destroyed.From the Inside Flap:
Among modern day bladesmiths, there is no name better known than that of Bill Moran. Among modern day forged blades, there are none so highly valued as those that have come from his forge during the past half century. While the description "classic" is often used to describe knives made by Moran, it is also befitting the man himself, for William F. Moran, Jr. is truly a classic. He has championed the cause of the forged blade in America and has been the single greatest influence upon the state of the bladesmithing art and craft today. Bill Moran has aptly been characterized as a "legend in his own time." This book tells the stor of the man as well as his knives. It pictures, in full color, the greatest number of his knives ever pictured in one place. "Master of the Forge" is not only a book to enjoy as a reference to one of this century's greatest knifemakers; it is a book that will join the classic blades it pictures by becoming a valuable collectable as well.
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Book Description Knife World Publications,U.S., 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110940362481
Book Description Knife World Publications,U.S., 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0940362481