April 15, 2009
Bill Moran sold his first knife around 1939 at age fourteen. By the time of his death in 2006, his knives had become some of the world’s most valuable modern handmade custom knives, appraising for tens of thousands of dollars. Two of the most common features of his knives are a long slender bowie blade shape and a silver wire inlay in the handle. Moran made knives for all types of people, such as outdoorsmen, collectors, soldiers, actors, statesmen, and even royalty.