Jay Fisher - World Class Knifemaker

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"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"

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"Uvhash" Custom Commemorative Pararescue Knife, obverse side view, in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, coyote/black G10 handle, hybrid tension lock kydex, anodized aluminum sheath, plaque in ash, engraved maroon lacquered brass
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The neat thing about how we are made is that God made each one of us entirely different. No one has seen the same thing, experienced the same thing, or has the same ideas. I don't believe He wants us to simply copy each other blindly; I believe He wants us to grow and flourish individually, on our own path. We have unique experiences with unique clients and patrons as well; this is not simply chance, but intention by forces greater than we can know. I do believe we are here for a reason, and whether that reason is to inspire, direct, or develop, these are certainties we all share. In having this relatively short gift of life, I believe we are expected to grow and contribute using our own unique being and connections as a guide. We are fortunate indeed, to be alive in a time when all of this is possible.

--from my "Knife Styles" Page

Welcome! Quick Facts: The best individual knife maker's site you will find on the Internet!
What this website is about and how to use it
First year of this site on the Internet: 1996: 20 years on the web
Number of active pages on this website: 555 pages, packed with pictures and great information
Number of pictures and images on this website: Now over 15,000 photos! (includes thumbnails and restricted pages)
March 2016's most visited pages on this site: Knife Patterns, Knife Anatomy, Knives for Sale, Blades, Wood Knife Handles, Tactical Knives for Sale, Grip Styles and Hand Sizing, Featured Knives, Knife PricesTactical Knives, Counterterrorism Knives, Knife Sheaths, Knife Handles, Bolsters, Guards, and Fittings
My first knife made in: 1979 (37 years experience)
Full time professional knifemaker since: 1988 (full time for 28 years) This is my real job!
Top March 2016 search terms that led you here: Jay Fisher, karambit, Jay Fisher knives, parts of a knife, knife templates, knife designs, Jay Fisher custom knives, Jay Fisher knives for sale, knife parts, knife patterns, knife fighting  grips, knife handles, custom knife handles, handmade knives
Interesting term used to access the site 9 times: "Jay Fisher grinder"  I don't have a grinder for sale. I do use several grinders, and if you're looking for a recommendation, try the Wilton. Unfortunately, they don't make them anymore, so you'll have to find a really old grinder guy to try one out. And no, you can't try mine.
Most interesting thing you probably do not know about me: I have a piece in the Tower of London
Another interesting thing you probably do not know about me: I make more real gemstone handled knives than any other single knifemaker in the world
Another interesting thing you probably do not know about me: I'm a writer! Completed one novel, writing another, and writing a book on the modern knifemaker. Check it out here!
Important point (sole authorship): Every knife on this website that has only my maker's mark is made completely by me: blade, handle, sheath, stand, case, and embellishment.
Most Important Fact: I am committed to making completely and clearly the best knives in the world. More
Significant Data: The detailed knife definitions section on my Knife Anatomy Page now has 300 specific terms!
I am committed to making completely and clearly the best knives in the world.

--Jay Fisher

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Who is Jay Fisher?

My Bio and Background Here
United States Air Force Pararescuemen and SERE professionals and Jay Fisher
A Maker of Military Edged Weapons and Tools

"Jay Fisher is the best modern knife maker around, pursuing an ancient tradition but beautifully perfecting the craft by selecting the finest man-made and natural materials. Jay Fisher makes every type of edged steel weapon, fitting the blade to it’s purpose. The world’s elite clandestine rescue and tactical squads seek his weapons. Their lives depend on Jay Fisher Custom Knives- the best quality knives in the world."

--Bernardo M. Perez
Deputy Assistant Director - Ret.
FBI Laboratory
Washington, D.C.


Jay Fisher with fine handmade sword blade in Enchanted Spirits Studio
A Fine Craftsman

Named "The Best Living Knife Maker" in the 2007 Best of the West Sourcebook by True West Publications

"Many fine knifemakers exist in the world. Some Excel at making weapons, others at creating art. At his Enchanted Spirits Studio in Clovis, New Mexico, Jay Fisher does both. In the blade business since 1988, Fisher makes knives, many featuring gemstone handles, for collectors, museums and people who really know how to use 'em (101st Airborne, Special Forces, USAF Pararescue)."

--from the 2007 Best of the West magazine


"Dragonslayer" and slaying the black dragon of cancer, made to honor Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Head of Oncology, National Institutes of Health
An Artist

The worldwide best-selling author Tom Clancy says:

"You know, I never believed in decorous weapons until I met Jay Fisher. Where does one draw the line between a fighting knife and a work of art?

Jay Fisher is a throwback to the age when craftsmen were *all* artists, not mere producers of products, when every item that went out the door had a story and a purpose all its own, and when you went to a craftsman not because of what you wanted but because of who he was.

Jay is a guy who knows how to use the modern to serve the past. We really do make better steel today than we did a hundred years ago - the idea of cutting an ancient Samurai sword in two with a modern American knife does have its attractions - and the blend of old and new in his work is totally seamless. A knight Templar would not have hesitated a moment to take Fisher's steel on his Holy Quest. In fact, he would have thought the technological edge a gift from an especially attentive God.

I suppose that says it all. Jay Fisher is one of a kind, a man who knows the riddle of steel, and that the difference between a good weapon and a bad one is the combination of how you make it and to whom you give it."

--Tom Clancy


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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   Business of Knifemaking Videos
Current, Recent Works, Events    Tactical Knife Sheath Accessories   Jay's Internet Stats  
Client's News and Info   Military Knife Care   The 3000th Term Links
Who Is Jay Fisher?   Serrations   Serrations  
Top 22 Reasons to Buy   Concealed Carry and Knives   Skeletonized Knives Site Table of Contents
My Knifemaking History       Handles, Bolsters, Guards  
James Beauchamp Collaboratives       Knife Handles: Gemstone  
Etienne Beauchamp Collaboratives       Gemstone Alphabetic List  
My Family       Knife Handles: Woods  
What I Do And Don't Do       Knife Handles: Horn, Bone, Ivory  
CD ROM Archive       Knife Handles: Manmade Materials  
Publications, Publicity       Knife Sheaths  
Letters and Emails       Knife Stands and Cases  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 1 Knife Embellishment
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 2       Knife Maker's Marks  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 3       How to Care for Custom Knives  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 4       Knife Making Instruction  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 5       Larger Monitors and Knife Photos  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 6 Copyright and Knives
        440C: A Love/Hate Affair  
        ATS-34: Chrome/Moly Tough  
        D2: Wear Resistance King  
        O1: Oil Hardened Blued Beauty  
Knife Blade Testing
        Cities of the Knife  
        Heat Treating and
Cryogenic Processing of
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