The competition knife for the 2012 W. F. Moran Award is a Bowie Camp Knife patterned after the one illustrated on page 117 of the "Master of the Forge" book. The blade should be forged of carbon steel, at least 10" blade, a curly maple handle featuring silver wire inlay work. Note that this style of Moran camp knife features a guard similar to those found on most hunting knives. There is no requirement for a sheath, as only the knife will be judged.
Judging will take place on Friday June 8th at 10 a.m. in Room 104 at the 2012 Blade Show in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria Center.