Bill Moran is the most in demand cutlerysmith in America. His waiting list for a custom made piece exceeds 20 years. He is the father of modern Damascus steel and the founder of the American Bladesmith's Society.
The FB01 Bill Moran featherweight fixed blade model is modest and unpretentious in its ability and aptitude. The FB01 has an upswept blade shape and is made of VG-10 stainless done in a scalpel-like flat grind. Featherweights make a phenomenal camp utility knife and/or hunting companion.
The handles are FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon resin: a nylon polymer mixed with glass fiber which can be injection molded into a handle) with rubbery Krayton insets. This is a decided bonus in the field when hands are frequently soaked, num or gloved. It is snuggly encased in a Concealex sheath equipped with a 6 position TekLock fastening system. Riding comfortable on clothing, a belt or pack the TekLock positions the knife in six separate carry positions: Vertically, horizontally, inverted, cross-draw, open, or in the small of your back.
-Blade Steel: VG-10
-Blade Thickness: 1/8", 3mm
-Diameter Blade Hole: N/A
-Edge Type: PlainEdge
-Weight: 3 oz., 84g
-Length Blade: 3 7/8", 99mm
-Length Closed: N/A
-Length Cutting Edge: 3 1/2", 89mm
-Length Overall: 8", 203mm