Jay Fisher - World Class Knifemaker

Quality Without Compromise

Maker's Mark:
Knife Maker's Mark for Jay Fisher Knives
New to the website? Start Here
"Sargon" obverse side view in CPM154CM high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossilized Stromatolite Algae gemstone handle, Frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
"Sargon"

Fine Investment and Collector's Knives

"Astarion" 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 hand-engraved stainless steel bolsters, Nephrite Jade/Moss Agate doublet gemstone handle, carved and inlaid sheath of ostrich leg inlaid in hand-tooled leather
Investment and Collector's Knives

Custom and handmade fine knives can be a real investment opportunity. Just like fine firearms, jewelry, or artwork, knives that are well-made, unique and valuable, and are made by a known and established maker have good and an often appreciating value.

There are many reasons that people collect knives. The value of one-of-a-kind finely crafted works are substantial, compact, and absolute. Some knives are collected for resale, often at several times their purchase price. In my own knives, I've found that the value of the knife may appreciate by simply waiting for the order to be delivered! There is a huge business in the buying and selling of investment potential knives by collectors and dealers, but mostly, people collect knives because they love them.

In my experience, there is a difference in definition of an investment knife or a collector's knife. An investment knife is purchased for its value, and steps are taken to preserve the value long term. The knife is stored carefully, handled respectfully, and preservation of its appearance is paramount. Just like a fine firearm or work of art, a knife purchased solely for its investment potential is maintained and preserved, and seldom, if ever, used. This does not mean the investment knife is made of inferior or weak materials; it should be made to the same exceptional standards as if it would someday be used and depended on. Though it may never cut anything but stares, it is still a finely made knife, ready for use.

A collector's knife can have the same properties as the investment knife above, but may not be purchased for its investment value, and simply for the love of the knife. Some of the collector's knives are used, and though they do not remain pristine, they can and do still have substantial value, as long as they are not significantly battered, used, or damaged. A very finely made knife is a pleasure to use, and collector's knives may fit that desire.

What sets both of these types of knives apart from others are several factors of construction, design, and execution of artistic methods for the knife.

  • Materials: The materials of a fine investment or collector's knife are usually superior to working knives. For me and my knives, that usually means fine tool grade stainless steels over common (standard) steel grades, substantial bolster materials, and gemstone over woods or manmade handle materials. Sheaths often have fine tooling or inlays of exotic skins, and stands or cases may accompany the piece. Once in a while, you'll see one of my investment or collector's grade fine handmade knives with a hardwood handle and brass bolsters, but not often.
  • Design: Design variances for investment and collector's grade knives are a bit harder to define. For instance, I frequently like to take a solid combat and working knife design and make the knife to investment grade. A good design is always a good design, whether used for a working knife or sitting in a display case. Some designs preclude daily use though, and the design difficulty of construction, size, features, or arrangements of the collector's knife may not make a practical daily carry, working, hunting, or tactical knife.
  • Finish: This one is easy to define. Nearly all collector's or investment grade knives have a high degree of finish. Fine finishes bring out the best in materials, and it can take considerable skill and effort to finish fine knife blades, fittings, handles, sheaths, and stands or cases. You don't generally see satin or bead blasted finishes on investment grade knives, though for some materials (like CPMS30V and CPMS90V blade steels) satin is the best that can be achieved. They are the exception, and mostly the blade finishes are mirrored, as are the bolsters, and the handles brightly and finely polished to the best that the material can exhibit.
  • Embellishment: Though it is  not an absolute requirement for investment and collectors knives, it does appear frequently. Engraving, filework, carving, and etching are the main processes applied to this type of knife artwork. The artist's design, application, and overall theme can be exhibitive there. Though a knife can be sent out for embellishment from another artist or craftsman, this may not be of the highest value or appeal as sole authorship is over the long term.
  • Accessories: I'm describing sheaths, stands, or cases. I believe these should be a part of the whole package, not an afterthought or simply a place to put or carry the knife. They should be commensurate with the quality, theme, finish, and arrangement of the piece, and thus, become necessary to the whole.

Below are groups of investment and collector's grade knives in captioned thumbnail photos. For many more knives in this genre, I encourage you to visit my Featured Knife page, which has links to individual knife pages that detail, describe, and have interesting comments of the knives as well as additional photographs of both sides of the knife, the spine and edgework, handle close-ups, engraving details, and sheath pictures.

"Freedom's Promise" in hand-engraved 440C stainless steel blade, blued steel guard and pommel with ivory and solid opals, inlaid handle of nickel silver, milky quartz, red jasper, blue sodallite gemstone, hand-carved leather sheath
Freedom's Promise
"Freedom's Promise" reverse side view. Note fine hand-carving on back of knife sheath including belt loop
Freedom's Promise
"Freedom's Promise" sheathed view. Sheath is fully protective for knife.
Freedom's Promise
"Classic" Dagger in mirror finished 440C stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, blue-gold tigereye gemstone handle, red stingray skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Classic Dagger
"Mojave" Bowie fine investment grade knife in engraved stainless steel, gold plating, gemstone handle, ocatillo cactus inlaid with solid turquoise gemstone stand
Mojave Bowie
Bowie "Classic" in French Line hand-engraved blade of 440C stainless steel, brass guard, pommel, fittings, hand engraved, Madegasscar Rosewood handle, stand of Wenge hardwood
Bowie Classic
"Argiope" tactical art knife: 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Polvadera Jasper gemstone handle, ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Argiope
"Ishi" in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Alaskan Jade gemstone handle and green stingray skin inlaid hand-carved leather sheath
Ishi
"Ishi" knife obverse side view. Knife is stainless steel and Alaskan Nephrite Jade gemstone
Ishi
"Altar of Atlantis" in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, carved brass fittings, Elephant ivory and Malachite gemstone handle, stand of brass, sodalite gemstone, quartz geode, sandstone base
Altar of Atlantis
"Triton" kerambit in blued O-1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium alloy tool steel blade, carbon steel bolsters, Red Tigereye gemstone handle, Cape Buffalo skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Triton
"Seascape" in 440C stainless steel, engraved brass pommel and guard, Fossilized sea shell Turitella Agate gemstone handle, carved Alabaster, sea shells, red oak stand
Seascape
"Ruidoso" in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engrave 304 stainless steel bolsters, Agate gemstone handle, Black Stingray skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Ruidoso
"Furud" obverse side view: 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Spiderweb Obsidian gemstone handle, Shark skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Furud
"Treatymaker" in blued 01 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved brass guard, pommel, and subhilt, Scaploite/Sodalite gemstone handle, stand of Goncalo Alves, blued steel, geodic agate base
Treatymaker
"Cygnus-Horrocks" obverse side view in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Crazy Lace Agate gemstone handle, ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Cygnus-Horrocks
"Shaula" obverse side view in ATS-34 high molybenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Ruby in Fuchsite gemstone handle, lizard skin inlaid in hand-carved leather shoulder
Shaula
"Gemini" Liner Lock Folding Knife, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, anodized titanium liners, sapphire set thumb studs, case of Black Galaxy Granite gabbric anorothosite
Gemini
"Tribal" in hand-engraved 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Pilbara Picasso Jasper gemstone handle, sheath of hand-carved, hand-dyed leather shoulder, stand of 304 stainless steel, American black walnut, mesquite, lauan hardwoods, engraved black lacquered brass
Tribal Hehor
"Wasat" obverse side view in mirror polished hot blued O1 high carbon tungsten-vandium alloy tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossilized Stromatolite gemstone handle, Tegu lizard skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Wasat
"Thuban" obverse side view in hot-blued 1095/nickel damascus blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Shattuckite gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
Thuban
"Bulldog" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossilized Stromatolite Algae gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with burgundy ostrich leg skin
Bulldog
"Chicoma" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Carnival Crazy Lace Agate gemstone  handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
Chicoma

Hi Jay,
I received my knives and I can't say enough great things about them. I was sure I would like them, but they are the finest knives I have ever purchased. My father and brother are going to be ecstatic when I give one to each of them. As for the sheaths, what can I say, they are outstanding. I read on your web site that the pictures do not do the knives and sheaths justice and that about sums it up. They are gorgeous and I can not wait to see my father and brothers reaction when they get them. I am not even sure which one to keep for myself, they are all so unique.; Thanks again and I really appreciate how well they turned out.

Thanks,
C.W.


"Izar" in twist pattern stainless steel damascus blade, hand-engraved carbon steel bolsters, Peitersite agate gemstone handle, Shark skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Izar
"Thuban" collaborative knife with Gerry Hurst in 440C stainless steel, hand-engraved carbon steel bolsters, Coprolite Agate gemstone handle, gray Lizard skin inlaid leather sheath
Thuban
"Cygnus" in 440C  high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Orbicular jasper gemstone knife handle, hand-carved and laced leather sheath; fine knife for chef or collector
Cygnus
"Nekkar" fine handmade knife in blued steel blade, Malachite gemstone, nickel silver bolsters, hand-carved leather sheath. Knife is suitable for daily carry and collection
Nekkar
"Tethys" a tactical combat grade weapon and tool, in investment collector's grade form. Labradorite gemstone handle, stainless steel blade and fittings, Stingray skin inlaid sheath
Tethys
"Zorya" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Leopard Skin jasper gemstone handle, hand-laced leather sheath inlaid with black stingray skin
Zorya
Commemorative Collectors knives: "Ursa" in etched 440C stainless steel blade, 304 hand-engraved bolsters inlaid with Peridots, Saphires, Topaz, Banded agate gemstone handle, stingray skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Ursa
Early collector's knife: "Magdalena" in 440C blade and bolsters, gemstone mosaic handle of chrysocolla, copper ore, Lapis, hippopotamus skin inlaid sheath
Magdalena
"Fornax" investment collector's grade skinning knife in 440C stainless steel, nickel silver, Labradorite gemstone, black stingray skin inlaid leather sheath
Fornax
Investment, collector's grade art push daggers: "Grim Reaper" in mirror finished blued steel, blue pearl granite gemstone handle, engraved bolsters, Cobra skin inlaid sheath
Grim Reaper
"Golden Eagle" investment, collector's art knife in 440C stainless steel blade, Marcasite gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath
Golden Eagle
"PJ" collector's, investment grade knife with stainless steel blade, stainless steel bolsters, Scapolite/sodalite florescent gemstone handle, kydex, aluminum, steel sheath
Pararescue PJ
"PJ" Pararescue Jumper design tanto knife, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Stabilized Box Elder Burl handle, Emu skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
PJ
"Ladron" obverse side view in mirror polished and hot blued O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Nebula Stone gemstone handle, black stingray skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Ladron
"Thuban" obverse side view in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, brecciated jasper gemstone handle, lizard skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Thuban
"Sargon" obverse side view in CPM154CM high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossilized Stromatolite Algae gemstone handle, Frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Sargon
"Vulpecula" obverse side view in hot-blued O1 high carbon tungsten vanadium tool steel alloy, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Silver Leaf Serpentine gemstone handle, Frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Vulpecula
"Thuban" obverse side view in CPM154CM powder metal technology high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Brecciated Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with rayskin
Thuban
"Carina" obverse side view in mirror polished and hot-blued O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Labradorite gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
Carina
"Wasat" obverse side view in O1 high carbon tungsten vanadium tool steel alloy steel, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Australian Black Jade gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with green lizard skin
Wasat

Jay! Thanks for making the knife. The workmanship and artistry are superb as always and I am really starting to like the new trademark! Buying a knife is not as difficult as it may seem. You really only have three choices. You could buy a production knife at your local sporting goods / hardware store which would work fine until you had to sharpen it; then you would probably throw it away because, after all, mom was right – you get what you pay for. You could buy a piece of jewelry that looks like a knife that is a piece of art made by a master artist; don’t drop this piece because it could become pieces and lose 50% - 100% of its value. Or you could buy a tool that is a knife that is also a piece of art made by a master artist. If you gel your hair, wear a diamond stud earring, or are otherwise gender confused – you might want to opt out for choices one and two.; But if you are a man and want a knife that will work 100% of the time, something you can stake your life on if it becomes necessary; but still looks beautiful when you are not using it – then you have only one choice; and that choice is to queue up for a Jay Fisher!

--D. K.


"Raptor" design "Manicouagan" kerambit in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Red Jasper gemstone handle, red stingray skin inlaid in leather sheath
Raptor Kerambit
"Raptor" version "Tunguska" kerambit in 440c high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless bolsters, Sodalite gemstone handle, blue stingray skin inlaid in leather sheath
Raptor Kerambit
"Tunguska and Manicouagan" Raptor Kerambit complimentary set in 440C stainless steel blades, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, jasper and sodalite gemstone handles, stingray skin inlaid sheaths, mahogany, bloodwood and ebony case
Tunguska and Manicouagan
"Tunguska and Manicouagan" case and hanger detail. All case hangers, joinery and fittings are hand-made
Tunguska and Manicouagan
"Nasmyth" khukri in 440C stainless steel blade, hand-engraved brass fittings, bicolored tiger eye and Australian tiger iron gemstone handle, hand-stamped and tooled leather sheath, investment grade collector's khukri
Nasmyth Khukri
"Thuban" investment grade collector's knife in hand-engraved 440C stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Italian Blue Goldstone handle, lizard skin inlaid in leather sheath
Thuban
"Khensu" collector's tactical knife in 440C stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Cuprite mosaic gemstone handle, lizard skin inlaid in hand carved leather sheath
Khensu
"Rhino Dawn" compimentary knife pair in 440C stainless steel blades, brass guards and pommels, gazelle horn and wart hog tusk handles, carved alabaster, staghorn, bloodwood display stand
Rhino Dawn
"Falcon" in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Polvadera Jasper gemstone handle, lizard skin inlaid sheath
Falcon
"Raptor" kerambit collector's knife in double edged 440c stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Indian Red River Jasper gemstone handle, red stingray skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Raptor Kerambit
"New Orleans" leaf bladed collector's dagger in 440C stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel guard and pommel, blue, green aventurine gemstone handle, hand-stamped basketweaved leather sheath
New Orleans Dagger
"Vesta" Dagger, obverse side view in hot-blued O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Australian Black Jade and Apache Gold (chrysopyrite and slate) gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with stingray skin
Vesta
"Bulldog" fine tactical, art knife, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Indian Paint Rock gemstone handle, ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Bulldog
"Wasat" obverse side view in mirror polished O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved O-1 steel bolsters, Moss Agate gemstone handle, Prairie Rattlesnake skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Wasat
"Domovoi", obverse side view in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steeel bolsters, African dumortierite gemstone handle, hand-carved, tooled, hand-dyed leather sheath
Domovoi
"Grus" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Spiderweb Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath
Grus
"Aquila" obverse side view in mirror polished and hot blued O1 high carbon tungsten-vandium tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Golden Plume Agate gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
Aquila
"Argyre" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Tigereye quartz gemstone handle, python skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Argyre
"Patriot" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Lace Amethyst gemstone handle, shark skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Patriot
"Talitha" obverse side view in 440c high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossil Cretaceous Algae Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
Talitha
"Aldebaran" obverse side view in CPM154CM high molybdenum powder metal technology stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Sunset Jasper gemstone  handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with ostrich leg skin
Aldebaran
"Last Chance" obverse side view in CTS-XHP high chromium stainless powder metal technology blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Lapis Lazuli gemstone handle, buffalo skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Last Chance
"Orion" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Rio Grande Agate gemstone  handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with frog skin
Orion

Jay,
Well, Jay, now I’ve got a problem. I ordered the knife as a daily user, to carry with me always – my third hand. Now that I have it, I see it should be displayed on a shelf as a work of art!

When I saw your picture of the knife, my mouth dropped open. Now that I actually have it in my hands, the reality of it takes me to an even higher level. I am overwhelmed. What extraordinary quality and workmanship. And the balance... I don’t hold on to it, it clings to my hand, resting there as if it always belonged. You really put yourself into it. I’m speechless… but AWESOME (in a very loud voice) comes to mind. You truly are an artist and a knife your canvas. But, I am going to follow through and carry your artwork with me every day. A knife needs a hand to make it whole. It’ll be a good friend.

--C.K.


Fine art and investment grade knife: "Astarion" in 440C stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Nephrite Jade and Moss Agate gemstone knife handle, ostrich skin inlaid in fine artistic sheath
Astarion
Investment grade collector's knife: "Mizar" in stainless steel damascus blade, Pietersite gemstone handle, lizard skin inlaid leather sheath
Mizar
Fine collector's daggers: "Ariel" double edged engraved 440C stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel guard and pommel, Nephrite Jade gemstone handle, hand-tooled leather sheath, scabbard
Ariel
Collector's or working knife: "Little Tusas" in 440C stainless steel blade, engraved carbon steel bolsters, biotite gemstone handle, stingray skin leather sheath
Little Tusas
Fine investment collectors knives, kitchen knives: "La Cocina" in 440C stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Antelope Jasper gemstone handle, Hippopotamus skin inlaid in leather sheath
La Cocina
Collector's knives, fine knives: "Durango" in 24kt gold plated 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, brass fittings, Brazillian Agate gemstone handle, Corn snake and leather laced sheath
Durango
Fine collector's investment knives: "Titan" large kerambit, double edged, in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Crazy Lace Agate gemstone handle, Ostrich leg skin inlaid in fine leather sheath
Titan
Investment grade, hunting knife, drop point: "Rio Salado" in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand engraved, with 304 stainless steel bolsters, Mookaite Jasper gemstone handle, stingray skin inlaid in leather sheath
Rio Salado
"Santa Fe" investment, collector's boot knife in etched 440C stainless steel, brass, Rhodonite and Franklinite gemstone handle, Prairie Rattlesnake over laced leather sheath
Santa Fe
Fine investment, collector's knives, western trailing point, "Aunkst" in 440C mirror polished, stainless steel bolsters, chrysocolla gemstone, shark skin sheath
Aunkst Magnum
Collector's, hunting knife: "Aspen" in 440c stainless steel, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel guard and pommel, cocobolo hardwood, snowflake obsidian gemstone handle, hand-tooled leather sheath
Aspen
"Mercator," fine handmade knife in 440C stainless steel tanto blade, hand-engraved bolsters of 304 stainless steel, California nephrite jade gemstone handle, stingray skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Mercator
"Eridanus" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Plasma Agate gemstone handle, Elephant skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Eridanus
"Kotori" in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraveds 304 stainless steel bolsters, Carnival Lace Agate gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
Kotori
"Procyon" liner lock folding knife, obverse side view,in hand-engraved ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, anodized 6AL4V titanium liners and lockplate, Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Nephrite Jade gemstone handle, case of Granite, Quartz Terrazzo composite
Procyon
"Golden Eagle" obverse side view in CPM154CM high molybdenum powder metal technology tool steeel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Bicolored Tiger Eye gemstone handle, Caiman skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Golden Eagle
"Elysium" liner lock folding knife, obverse side view in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved titanium bolsters and liners, Red River Jasper gemstone handle, Anthorsite stone case
Elysium
"Regulus" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Spiderweb Obsidian gemstone  handle, Frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Regulus
"Phact" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossil Coral gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with lizard skin
Phact
"Aldebaran" obverse side view in CPM154CM powder metal technology stainless tool steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Golden Midnight Agate gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with ostrich leg skin
Aldebaran

Hello Jay:
Received the Titan and I can only say that it is another masterpiece. I have no idea how you can blend everything so perfectly. Thank you for using your artistic talents to create my limited visions into works of art.

--P. K.


"Jungle Bowie" investment, collector's, working knife in 440C stainless steel, 304 stainless bolsters, Indian Green Moss Agate gemstone handle, ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Jungle Bowie
"Grizzly" in etched 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, brass, nickel silver guard and pommel, Quartz with Pyrite gemstone, Ebony handle, hand-tooled leather sheath with scrimshawed ivory
Grizzly
"Grizzly" edgework, filework, sheath back detail. Note full tooling, triple belt loop on sheath back
Grizzly
Investment, collector's knives: "Cygnus-Horrocks" hybrid in stainless steel blade, hand-engraved nickel silver bolsters, Aventurine gemstone handle, black basketweaved leather sheath
Cygnus-Horrocks
Fine collectors, diver's knife "Oceana" in double edged 440C stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Turitella Agate fossilized sea shell handle, locking kydex, aluminum, stainless steel sheath
Oceana
"Aldebaran" fine handmade knives: ATS-34 high molybenum stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Dendritic Agate gemstone handle, Alligator skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Aldebaran
"Grus" fine knife in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Binghamite gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath
Grus
Fine collector's knife, tanto: "Izumi" in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Nightstorm Jasper gemstone handle, lizard skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Izumi
Collectors grade tactical knife: "Bulldog" in 440c stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Mookaite Jasper gemstone handle, ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Bulldog
"Phobos" investment grade tactical, art knife in hollow ground stainless steel blade, hand-engraved stainless bolsters, Brown Micaceous Hematite gemstone handle, stingray skin inlaid sheath
Phobos
"Clarau" fine investment collector's knife in blued, mirror finished O-1 steel, hand-engraved stainless steel boslters, Afghanistan lapis lazuli gemstone handle, lizard skin inlaid leather sheath
Clarau
"Mercury Magnum" fine investment grade collector's knife in blued O-1 steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Eudialite gemstone (Russia) handle, Elephant skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Mercury Magnum
Fine, handmade, investment grade cutlery, knives: "Tarazed" in blued o-1 too steel blade, Mokume Gane copper/silver bolsters, Moss agate gemstone handle, sharkskin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Tarazed
Fine handmade, custom Kerambit, collector's tactical knife in blued steel blade, carbon steel bolsters, Red River Jasper (India) gemstone handle, ostrich leg skin sheath
Triton
"Bootes" obverse side view in milled and mirror polished 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Rain Forest Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved and bronzed leather sheath
Bootes
"Izar" obverse side view, knife in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Sunset Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath
Izar
"Kochel" custom art knife, Obverse side view in hot blued, mirror polished O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade, 304 stainless steel fittings, Polvadera Jasper gemstone handle, stand of American Black Walnut, Wenge, Cocobolo hardwood and Polvadera Jasper
Kochel
"Izar" linerlock folding knife, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel liners, 6AL4V anodized titanium lockplate, Pietersite Agate gemstone handle, Black Galaxy Granite gemstone case lined with leather
Izar Folding
"Cygnus-Horrocks" custom handmade knife, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Australian Tiger Iron gemstone handle, Ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-carved leather shoulder
Cygnus-Horrocks
"Bootes ST" obverse side view in hand-engraved 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Green Orbicular Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath
Bootes ST
"Flamesteed" obverse side view in mirror finished, hot blued O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Bird's Eye Rhyolite gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
Flamesteed
"Regulus" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Spiderweb Obsidian gemstone  handle, Frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Taibhse
"Perseus" obverse side view in 440C high chromium martensitic stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, blue lace agate gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
Perseus
"Knapp Trailhead" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Mookaite Jasper gemstone  handle, hand-carved,  hand-dyed leather sheath
Knapp Trailhead

Jay, the one thing you still can't get off of the internet is the way a knife feels. I wish anyone thinking of buying a Jay Fisher knife could hold Eridanus in their hands for just a few moments. Then there would be no doubt that buying a knife from Jay is the right thing to do. I've bought some other blades of the internet that photographed well, but when you got hold of them, they didn't feel or handle like much. Eridanus just feels like it belongs in your hand. You can get a knife anywhere, but this is a work of art.
Thanks Jay.
Oh and by the way the sheath alone is worth the price.

-Rick Stuart


Investment grade collector's knife: "Kineau" in mirror finished blued steel blade, black, hand-engraved stainless bolsters, Malachite (Congo) gemstone handle, caiman skin inlaid sheath
Kineau
Fine investment grade tactical weapon, knives: "Argiope" in mirror finished stainless steel blade, hand-engraved stainless steel bolsters, fittings, Polvader Jasper gemstone handle, ostrich leg skin burgundy inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Argiope
"Little Venus" fine investment, collectors dagger, stainless steel, engraved, Alaskan Nephrite Jade gemstone handle, Frog skin inlaid leather sheath
Little Venus
Fine collector's grade tanto knife: "Iraca" in 440C stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Bronzite Hypersthene gemstone handle, Frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Iraca
"Izanami" fine handmade investment grade tanto knife in 440C stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless bolsters, Nickel Magnesite (lemon Chrysoprase) gemstone handle, stingray skin inlaid in leather sheath
Izanami
Fine handmade, collector's tanto style blade knife: "Izanagi" in 440C blade, hand-engraved 304 ss bolsters, Australian Noreena jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with stingray skin
Izanagi
Mecurius Magnum fine tactical, investment grade collectors knife in 440C stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, snake skin jasper gemstone handle from western australia, sting ray skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Mercurius Magnum
"Rocky Mountain Camp-Magdalena" hybrid design knife in 440C stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel boslters, Turitella agate gemstone handle, Prairie Rattlesnake skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
RMC/Magdalena
"Omega" in carbon damascus steel blade, hand-engraved low carbon steel guard and pommel, petrified wood gemstone handle, bloodwood, tropical walnut hardwood articulating stand with brass pique work
Omega
"Pebble's Cats" custom handmade custom art knife in etched 440C stainless steel blade, hand-engraved brass bolsters, Budstone (Verdite) gemstone handle, walnut articulating stand
Pebble's Cats
"Soul's Flight" art dagger in 440C stainless steel blade, carved brass guard with mahogany obsidian, carved sodalite gemstone handle, staghorn, carved sodalite, petrified wood stand
Soul's Flight
"Coronado" investment grade collector's dagger in carbon steel damascus blade, carbon steel fittings, agatized petrified wood gemstone handle, hand-carved Imbuya stand
Coronado
"PJLT Dragon" obverse side view in hand-engraved 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossilized Stromatolite Gemstone handle, kydex, aluminum, nickel plated steel sheath
PJLT Dragon
"Malaka" obverse side view: 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Cabernet Jasper gemstone handle, black stingray skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Malaka
"Rio Grande" obvers side view in blued O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium alloy tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Honduras Rosewood Burl hardwood handle, hand-stamped basket weave leather sheath
Rio Grande
"Macha Navigator" in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Mookaite Jasper gemstone handle, Lizard skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Macha Navigator
"Trifid" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Brecciated Jasper gemstone handle, Ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Trifid
"Aries" folding knife, obverse side view in damascus stainless steel blade and bolsters, anodized titanium liners, New Zealand Jade gemstone handle, Black Galaxy Granite gemstone case
Aries
"Deneb" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Seraphinite gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-tooled leather sheath
Deneb

Mercator
"Argyre" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel hand-engraved bolsters, Australian Landscape Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
Argyre
"Cygnus ST" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Dalmatian Stone gemstone handle, Cobra skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Cygnus ST
"Raptor" obverse side view in CPM154CM powder metal technology high molybdenum stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Peruvian Lapis Lazuli gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with Caiman skin
Raptor

Jay,
They've just arrived.
These things are gorgeous !!!!
I think perhaps you've outdone yourself this time.
I'll let you know how they're received by my wife........I'm sure that she'll be as stunned as I am. Gobsmacked is the term that leaps to mind. Thank you for your superb efforts.

--P.W.


"Dorado" investment grade tactical knife in 440C stainless steel, 304 stainless bolsters, Seagrass Jasper gemstone handle, shark skin inlaid in leather sheath
Dorado
Investment grade collector's modified Bowie style knife: "Ladron" in mirror finished hot blued O-1 tungsten vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved carbon steel bolsters, Jasper gemstone handle, stingray skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Ladron
Fine handmade custom knife: "Chama" in 440C blade, carbon steel engraved bolsters, Snowflake Obsidian gemstone handle, Emu skin inlaid sheath
Chama
Collector's grade custom handmade knife: "Chama" in 440C stainless steel blade, hand-engraved carbon steel bolsters, copper ore gemstone handle, emu skin inlaid in leather sheath
Chama
Fine handmade custom knife: "Chama" in 440C stainless steel blade, hand-engraved carbon steel bolsters, Sodalite gemstone handle, ostrich skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Chama
Fine collector's grade or working knife: "Eridanus" in 440c stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Sunset Jasper gemstone handle, lizard skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Eridanus
Investment grade, working knife: "Kineau" in stainless steel damascus blade, hand-engraved stainless steel bolsters, banded jasper hematite gemstone handle, lizard skin inlaid leather sheath
Kineau
"Deimos" fine art tactical collector's knife in 440C stainess steel, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, tiger eye gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath
Deimos
"Diacria" in mirror finished and hot blued O-1 high carbon tunsten vanadium tool steel blade, Nickel silver bolsters, Polvadera Jasper gemstone handle, lizard skin inlaid in hand carved leather sheath
Diacria
Fine collector's art tactical knife: "Bulldog" in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel boslters, Crazy Lace Agate gemstone handle, Caiman skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Bulldog
Fine investment grade and working knives: "Alegre" in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, orbicular amethyst gemstone handle, frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Alegre
"Aurora" fine investment grade collector's knife in 440C stainless steel blade, engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, dumortierite gemstone handle, lizard skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Aurora
"Alamo" Bowie Knife, commemorative, in etched 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved brass fittings, quartz with pyrite gemstone, ebony, brass, red fiber spacer handle, locking kydex, aluminum, stainless steel sheath
Alamo Bowie
"Aeolus" reverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Labradorite gemstone handle
Aeolus
"Magdalena Magnum" obverse side view in D2 extremely high carbon die steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Pilbara Picasso Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-tooled leather sheath
Magdalena Magnum
"Macha Navigator EL" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Plasma Agate gemsone handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
Macha Navigator EL
"Gemini" fine handmade custom liner lock folding knife in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, anodized 6AL4V titanium liners, Crystal yellow granite case
Gemini
"Tharsis Intense" in mirror polished and hot blued O1 high carbon tungsten vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossilized Stromatolite Gemstone handle, sheath in leather inlaid with black frogskin
Tharsis Intense
"Vulpecula" obverse side view in D2 extremely high carbon die steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Petrified Fern fossil gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with rayskin
Vulpecula
"Nunki" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Orbicular Agate gemstone handle, Alligator skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Nunki

Dear Jay:
Perfect! And that is all I’ll say. I could say perfectly balanced, magnificent, beautiful, incredible file work, professionally executed, flawlessly finished masterpiece with the most beautiful handle I have ever seen on any knife period – but I think I will just stick with Perfect!

--D.


"Xiphias" in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Brecciated Jasper gemstone handle, stingray skin inlaid in leather sheath
Xiphias
"Kapteyn" in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Antelope Jasper gemstone handle, Lizard skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Kapteyn
"Ocate" fine handmade custom skinning, field dressing knife, obverse side view in engraved 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, copper ore gemstone handle, red Stingray skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Ocate
"Kadi" collector's grade tactical investment knives: in double edged, double hollow ground 440C stainess steel blade, 304 stainless bolsters, Mahogany Obsidian, Snowflake obsidian gemstone handle, kydex, aluminum, steel sheath
Kadi
"Desert Wind" art, collector's Persian Dagger in 440C stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel fittings, mossy nephrite jade gemstone handle, wenge, purpleheart, cocobolo hardwood sheath, custom display stand
Desert Wind
"Desert Wind" investment grade collector's Persian dagger with hardwood sheath and engraved stainless steel chape
Desert Wind
"Altair" fine investment grade collector's knife in CPM 154CM high molybdenum stainless powder metal technology tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Pietersite gemstone handle, frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Altair
Fine investment grade knife: "Artemis" in CPM S30V high vanadium tool steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Indian Red River Jasper gemstone handle, ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-tooled leather sheath
Artemis
"Vespula" obverse side view: 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Australian Black Jade gemstone handle, Ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Vespula
"Alegre" EL, obverse side view: 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Honduras Rosewood Burl hardwood handle, lizard skin inlaid in crossdraw leather sheath
Alegre EL
"Grim Reaper" push dagger, obverse side view in blued O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved nickel silver bolsters, Australian Black Jade gemstone handle, stingray inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Grim Reaper
"Pyxis" obverse side view in 440c high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Atlantisite gemstone handle, frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Pyxis
"Desert Wind" in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved nickel silver bolsters, Australian Tiger Iron gemstone handle, stand of Bloodwood, brass, petrified wood jasper slab base
Desert Wind
"Izar" obverse side view in stainless steel damascus blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Chrysocolla gemstone handle, blue stingray skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Izar
"Rio Salado" in hand-engraved 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Mookaite Jasper gemstone handle, stand of Mookaite Jasper, engraved 304 stainless steel, Black Walnut, Bloodwood
Rio Salado
"Cygnus-Horrocks Magnum" custom knife, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, nickel silver bolsters, Picasso Marble gemstone handle, hand-tooled and stamped leather sheath
Cygnus-Horrocks Magnum
"Kochel" custom art knife, Obverse side view in hot blued, mirror polished O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade, 304 stainless steel fittings, Polvadera Jasper gemstone handle, stand of American Black Walnut, Wenge, Cocobolo hardwood and Polvadera Jasper
Kochel
"Patriot" handmade custom knife, obverse side view in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Snowflake Obsidian gemstone handle, emu skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
Patriot
"Procyon" obverse side view in hand-engraved 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, anodized 6AL4V titanium liners and lock, polished Brazilian Agate gemstone handle, breccia marble case
Procyon
"Vulpecula" obverse side view in D2 extremely high carbon die steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Petrified Fern fossil gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with rayskin
Nihal
"Kadi" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel  bolsters, Sodalite gemstone handle, leather sheath inlaid with black rayskin
Kadi
"Thuban" obverse side view in CPM154CM high molybdenum powder metal technology stainless tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Australian Petrified Wood gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
Thuban
"Lethal Chance" obverse side view in CTS-XHP high chromium martensitic powder metal technology tool steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Lapis Lazuli gemstone handle sheath of Buffalo skin inlaid in hand-carved leather
Lethal Chance

Jay, what a truly incredible knife…!
Every knife I get from you is simply a pure work of art. People say that about the software I write but in my case it can’t be held in your hand, admired for the fine creative lines of the scroll work, hefted in the hand for the joy of fine balance you have achieved or passed among friends for the look of awe and admiration it evokes. You are a true master.

Jerry M. Karnes
Houston, Texas


More Knives Coming, Check Back!


XHTML 1.0 Validated, Compliant, Link Checked, and CSS Level 2.1 Validated through W3C, the World Wide Web Consortium
Main Purchase Tactical Specific Types Technical More
Home Page Where's My Knife, Jay? Current Tactical Knives for Sale The Awe of the Blade Blades My Photography
Website Overview Current Knives for Sale Tactical, Combat Knife Portal Museum Pieces Knife Anatomy Photographic Services
My Mission My Knife Prices All Tactical, Combat Knives Investment, Collector's Knives Custom Knives Photographic Images
The Finest Knives and You How To Order Counterterrorism Knives Daggers Modern Knifemaking Technology  
Featured Knives: Page One Purchase Finished Knives  Professional, Military Commemoratives Swords Knife Patterns  
Featured Knives: Page Two Order Custom Knives  USAF Pararescue Knives Folding Knives Knife Pattern Alphabetic List My Writing
Featured Knives: Page Three Knife Sales Policy  USAF Pararescue "PJ- Light" Chef's Knives New Materials First Novel
Featured Knives: Older/Early Bank Transfers  27th Air Force Special Operations Hunting Knives Factory vs. Handmade Knives Second Novel
Email Jay Fisher Custom Knife Design Fee  Khukris: Combat, Survival, Art Working Knives Six Distinctions of Fine Knives Knife Book
Contact, Locate Jay Fisher Delivery Times The Best Combat Locking Sheath Khukris Knife Styles  
FAQs My Shipping Method Grip Styles, Hand Sizing Skeletonized Knives Business of Knifemaking Videos
Current, Recent Works, Events    Tactical Knife Sheath Accessories  Serrations Jay's Internet Stats  
Client's News and Info   Military Knife Care  Knife Sheaths The 3000th Term Links
Who Is Jay Fisher?   Serrations  Knife Stands and Cases Learning About Knives  
Top 22 Reasons to Buy   Concealed Carry and Knives  Handles, Bolsters, Guards Knife Blade Testing Site Table of Contents
My Knifemaking History      Knife Handles: Gemstone Knife Embellishment  
My Family      Gemstone Alphabetic List Knife Maker's Marks  
What I Do And Don't Do      Knife Handles: Woods How to Care for Custom Knives  
CD ROM Archive      Knife Handles: Horn, Bone, Ivory Knife Making Instruction  
Publications, Publicity      Knife Handles: Manmade Materials Larger Monitors and Knife Photos  
Testimonials, Letters and Emails       Copyright and Knives  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 1       440C: A Love/Hate Affair  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 2       ATS-34: Chrome/Moly Tough  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 3 D2: Wear Resistance King
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 4       O1: Oil Hardened Blued Beauty  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 5       Heat Treating and
Cryogenic Processing of
Knife Blade Steels
 
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 6       Cities of the Knife  
        Knife Shop/Studio, Page 1  
  Knife Shop/Studio, Page 2