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Bill Moran is recognized as the grandfather of American custom knifemaking and the founding father of the American Bladesmith Society. He started pounding steel, making knives more than fifty years ago. If you're lucky enough to find a custom-made Moran to buy, expect to shell out five-figures, minimum. His work and designs are that revered. Spyderco is privileged to offer a production fixed-blade collaboration patterned in Bill Moran's ageless tradition. We've made it available in two distinct blade shapes. The FB01 has an upswept Bowie-style blade, the FB02, a drop-point shape. Both blades are flat-ground VG-10 and carry Bill's signature. They are tapered, starting thick where the blade joins the handle, thinning down the spine to a fine, uniformly ground tip. In the hand the knife conveys a unique feeling of balance, called by some a sweet spot. The sweet spot is due to the blade and handle being comparable in weight. This balance transfers into a feeling of steady control over the cutting edge. The FRN handle three-dimensionally fills out the palm and is inlayed with a panel of non-sliding Kraton. Highly recommended for hunting and camping both models come in a molded Boltaron sheath with multi-position G-Clip fastening system.
The knife is part of Spyderco's Bill Moran-designed line, and features an upswept, Bowie-style blade with Moran's engraved signature.
This knife has an upswept, Bowie-style blade, flat-ground from VG-10 steel and featuring Moran's engraved signature. The blade is tapered, starting thick where it joins the handle, and thinning down along the spine to a fine, uniformly ground tip. The remarkably well balanced knife feels very natural in the hand, providing steady control over the cutting edge during use. An FRN handle fits comfortably and naturally in the palm, and is inlayed with a panel of nonslip Kraton material. Ideal for hunting, camping, and many other outdoor applications, this knife additionally includes a convenient molded Boltaron sheath with multi-position G-clip that attaches easily to a belt or pack.
- Eight-inch overall length
- 3.875-inch VG-10 steel blade
- 3.5-inch cutting edge
- 0.125-inch blade thickness
- Three-ounce weight
Sypderco knives include a limited manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Details are included with your purchase.
Thinking beyond established knife industry practices has allowed Spyderco to introduce new innovations, including one-hand opening, serrations on a folder, and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket. Spyderco remains dedicated to researching and developing improved, better-performing materials with function and reliability, and its unique cutlery line is a result of designing ergonomic, functional tools. The company puts its new products through rigorous testing prior to release, examining edge retention with a CATRA machine, looking for rust development with Q-FOG, checking the force needed to open and close a knife, and analyzing numerous other technical details.
- Classic, durable drop-point knife designed by Bill Moran, father of modern Damascus steel forging and
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