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Welcome To
The William F. Moran, Jr. Museum & Foundation, Inc

William F. Moran Man in the Moon
William F. Moran Hand Forged Knives
A damascus steel quillion dagger forged by Bill Moran with a fluted ivory handle sporting silver wire wrap.

The Moran Knife of the Month will be on display at
Edgeworks Knife & Supply 

200 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
April 1 - April 30
Click on the QR code at Edgeworks for special information.

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New full length videos available in the Members' Video area!

Jay Hendrickson, Wally Yater, B.R. Hughes, Joe Keeslar, and Johnny Perry

See the interviews from the W.F. Moran Bladesmith & Artisan Academy Grand Opening and more...

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Upcoming Events!

Moran Knife

Apr 20-21, 2024

Master Smith Kevin Cashen holding a dagger in front of a flaming background

"Advanced Heat Treating" class with Kevin Cashen


Apr 27, 2024
9:00 - 

May 4-5, 2024
9:00 - 5:00

Member's Meeting & Open Forge

"Members' Show & Tell"

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"Beginners Damascus" class with Ed Clarke


May 11, 2024
9:00 - 

Moran Knife Display

@ The Wolfsville Chainsaw Carving & Artisan Festival

May 17- 18, 2024
Fri) 5:30-8:00,    Sat) 12:00-8:30

Jefferson 250 th Town Anniversary,
Display of Moran Knives, books and Membership. F)
5:30-8:00, S) 12:00- 8:30

May 18, 2024
9:00 - 

Member's Meeting & Open Forge


Jun 1-2, 2024
9:00 - 5:00

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"Basic MIG Welding for Bladesmiths" 

class with Joe Clarke


Jun 7-9, 2024

Jun 15, 2024
9:00 - 

Jun 20, 2024
9:00 - 

Jul 5-7, 2024
9:00 - 5:00

The Atlanta Bladeshow!

Member's Meeting & Open Forge

"Grinding Belt Quandary"

Member's Meeting & Open Forge

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"Handles & Guards Class" with Ed Clarke


Aug 3-4, 2024
9:00 - 5:00

Ed Clarke forging at Bill Moran's Forge

"Beginner Bladesmith" class with Ed Clarke


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