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

William F. Moran Man in the Moon
A Bill Moran ST-23 knife with file worked guard and pommel sporting a maple handle with silver wire inlay
A Bill Moran ST-23 knife with file worked guard and pommel sporting a maple handle with silver wire inlay

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



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

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William F. Moran Hand Forged Knives
William F. Moran Hand Forged Knives

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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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Upcomming Events

Jun 15, 2024
9:00 - 

Jun 28 - Jul 1, 2024
9:00 - 5:00

Member's Meeting & Open Forge

"Sharpening"

Mosiac Damascus with Salem Straub

Salem Straub

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

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"Handles & Guards Class" with Ed Clarke

 

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

"Beginner Bladesmith" class with Ed Clarke

Ed Clarke forging at Bill Moran's Forge

Sep 7-8, 2024
9:00 - 5:00

"Beginner Bladesmith" class with Ed Clarke

Ed Clarke forging at Bill Moran's Forge

Nov 2-3, 2024
9:00 - 5:00

"Beginner Bladesmith" class with Ed Clarke

Ed Clarke forging at Bill Moran's Forge

Nov 8-10, 2024
9:00 - 5:00

"Beginner Damascus" class with Ed Clarke

A billet of damascus (pattern-welded) steel, as might be used for making knives or cutlery

Dec 7-8, 2024
9:00 - 5:00

"Handles & Guards Class" with Ed Clarke

 

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