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Jay Fisher - World Class Knifemaker


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Welcome, 26th Special Tactics Squadron and Pararescue to Clovis, NM!
USAF Pararescue Knives

"Kneph" obverse side view in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, 304 stainles steel bolsters, Black and gray G10 fiberglass epoxy composite handle, locking kydex, aluminum, stainles steel sheath with full accessory package
"Kneph"

Welcome to the home page of Professional Custom Knifemaker and Artist Jay Fisher

Made In The United States of America, World Class

"Last Chance Light," obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Australian Snakeskin Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved leather horizontal belt sheath

Short and stout, this "Last Chance LT"


What you should know

Please know that all military issue is procured by low bid process.
This is not the kind of gear I provide.

There are thousands of knives claiming to be tactical combat knives, and most of them are mass-produced junk. Learn more than most knife owners and most knifemakers about professional grade military and combat knives on this dedicated page:

--Link to Tactical, Military, Combat, Rescue, and Professional Knives

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: 18 years on the web
Number of active pages on this website: 544 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)
September 2014's most visited pages on this site: Patterns, Knife Anatomy, Knives for Sale, Blades, Tactical Knives, Wood Knife Handles, Grip Styles and Hand Sizing, Tactical Knives for Sale, Knife Sheaths, Featured Knives, Handles, Bolsters, Guards
My first knife made in: 1979 (35 years experience)
Full time professional knifemaker since: 1988 (full time for 26 years) This is my real job!
Top September 2014 search terms that led you here: Jay Fisher, Jay Fisher knives, knife handles, parts of a knife, custom knife sheaths, knife designs, kerambit, Jayfisher, knife fighting techniques, knife parts, knife patterns
Interesting September search term used 76 times to access the site: "cutting competition knives, no damascus"  Okay this is ridiculous. And I'm sure it will be on one of the cable networks soon because, well, heck!
Another strange term used to access the site 4 times: "name for knife handle"  Most professionals call it a slarfnuggen, but you can call it a "handle." Sigh.
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
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 over 247 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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Who Is Jay Fisher?   Concealed Carry and Knives   Serrations  
Top 22 Reasons to Buy       Skeletonized Knives  
Collaborative Knives       Handles, Bolsters, Guards  
James Beauchamp Collaboratives       Knife Handles: Gemstone  
Etienne Beauchamp Collaboratives       Gemstone Alphabetic List  
Rusty Russom Collaboratives       Knife Handles: Woods  
My Family       Knife Handles: Horn, Bone, Ivory  
What I Do And Don't Do       Knife Handles: Manmade Materials  
CD ROM Archive       Knife Sheaths  
My Knifemaking History       Knife Stands and Cases  
Publications, Publicity       Knife Embellishment  
Letters and Emails       Knife Maker's Marks  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 1       How to Care for Custom Knives  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 2       Knife Making Instruction  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 3       Larger Monitors and Knife Photos  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 4 Copyright and Knives
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 5       440C: A Love/Hate Affair  
        ATS-34: Chrome/Moly Tough  
        D2: Wear Resistance King  
        O1: Oil Hardened Blued Beauty