J.B. Moore

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  1. 77taco370

    77taco370

    2
    Jan 28, 2015
    I stumbled across this site yesterday and found it very interesting. I have always liked knives of all types even though I am very ignorant about them. A friend of mine from Ft. Stockton had a knife by J.B. Moore that I admired very much. I knew it was a much better knife than any I had ever owned. My friend knew Mr. Moore personally and had him make me a knife in 1980. I still have it. All I knew, and still know, is that compared to anything I had ever owned, you could tell it was the work of a true craftsman. I have been trying to look up information on Mr. Moore and coming up dry. I have found a few of his knives for sale on line but information about Mr. Moore is lacking. I don't even know if he is still making knives or is still alive. Any help on finding information concerning Mr. Moore would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks for your help
    Charlie
     
  2. Jason Fry

    Jason Fry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2008
    I met Mr. Moore at a show in 2012. Seemed like a nice guy, and his work was clean. Haven't found much on him online.
     
  3. Murray White

    Murray White

    Feb 17, 1999
    Here are some links -- often communicating with the owners of sites where knives are or have been for sale will generate info related to a knifemaker.

    http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/JB-Moore.aspx

    from this picture that I have no idea when it was taken, JB looks rather elderly and may still not be with us

    http://www.knifeart.com/wbmoore.html

    from a collectors forum is this info which relates to my previous comment

    http://iknifecollector.com/forum/topics/jb-moore

    another source of info might be here - just write or call

    http://www.michigancustomknives.com/J-B-Moore-p/022.htm

    from a previous BFC thread is some personal info for JB

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/91652-JB-Moore

    info on a knife from another dealer that may likely have more info for you with a call or email

    http://handmadeknife.net/jbmoore1f.html

    in this link, note that his teacher and that of many a knifemaker is RW Wilson. Ronnie has be active in the knife community for many years and likely would be helpful in giving you more info. Also, note that Bernard Levine has a link on that site and he is available via BF in his own space so commenting there would be useful.

    isn't the internet wonderful - here is a 10 + year old thread if not unfortunately short but maybe the links will help too

    http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/393311/

    Hopefully this will help on your trek to learn more about JB Moore Knives.





    http://svalbardrepublic.org/ebay/jb-moore-hunt0113.htm
     
  4. rickmenefee

    rickmenefee

    Jun 26, 2005
    J.B. was a Federal trapper most of his life. I have not talked to him for several years. He was slowing down due to heath problem. T Bose helped get him going many years ago. He makes beautiful folders. Larry Parson who happens to be one of the best sheath makers alive is good friends with him. He may be able to add
     
  5. Murray White

    Murray White

    Feb 17, 1999
    info about and contact info for Larry Parsons

    www.parsonssaddleshop.com

    Our Latest knife for my wife's soon to be 81st birthday done by Kevin Casey is clothed in a Larry Parson's sheath.
     
  6. rickmenefee

    rickmenefee

    Jun 26, 2005
    I don't know Kevin but I sure like his taste in men. Can't go wrong with a Parson.
     
  7. Murray White

    Murray White

    Feb 17, 1999
  8. Breanna Kilgore

    Breanna Kilgore

    1
    Feb 15, 2021
    Hi, I know this is 6 years later but I came across this while looking into my grandpas knives. I am one of Mr. Moore’s grandchildren. My grandpa is still alive although he is much older and has some health problems. He isn’t making knives anymore but I know he misses it. I love to see people admired his work I remember him working all day on his knives. He put in a lot of hard work and loved every minute of it.
     
  9. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    Welcome Breanna!
     
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  10. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Welcome and thanks for reaching out. Hope you enjoy the time you spend here and have many more happy days with your grandfather.
     
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