Jay Fisher - World Class Knifemaker
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The beautiful jet-black blade of blued O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade of this Aquila with Golden Plume Agate handle
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:
|Welcome! Quick Facts:||The best individual knife maker's site you will find on the Internet!|
|First year of this site on the Internet:||1996: 18 years on the web|
|Number of active pages on this website:||529 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)|
|February 2014's most visited pages on this site:||Patterns, Blades, Knives for Sale, Knife Anatomy, Knife Sheaths, Wood Knife Handles, Tactical Knives for Sale, Grip Styles and Hand Sizing, Handles, Bolsters, Guards, Featured Knives|
|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 February 2014 search terms that led you here:||Jay Fisher, Jay Fisher knives, parts of a knife, knife designs, custom knife sheaths, knife handles, knives, karambit, knife patterns, knife fighting techniques, Jay Fisher knives for sale, knife blades, custom folding knives, custom knife handles, knife blade designs, handmade knives for sale, combat knives, Jay Fisher Custom knives, gemstone knife handles|
|Interesting February search term used 12 times to access the site:||"how to put bolsters on a knife" Oh, that's an easy one! Lots and lots of superglue and scotch tape! Or you could just spear them with the tip of the blade like a shish kabob.|
|Interesting February search term that led 3 people here:||"difference between folded sheath/pancake sheath" If you fold your pancake, some of the butter and syrup may squeeze out and make your sheath sticky. But the dogs in the neighborhood will be your friend!|
|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 240 specific terms!|
"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.
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
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."
|Home Page||Where's My Knife, Jay?||Current Tactical Knives for Sale||The Awe of the Blade||Blades||My Photography|
|My Mission||Current Knives for Sale||Tactical, Combat Knife Portal||Museum Pieces||Knife Anatomy||Photographic Services|
|The Finest Knives and You||Collaborative Knives for Sale||All Tactical, Combat Knives||Investment, Collector's Knives||Custom Knives||Photographic Images|
|Featured Knives: Page One||How To Order||Professional, Military Commemoratives||Daggers||Modern Knifemaking Technology|
|Featured Knives: Page Two||Purchase Finished Knives||USAF Pararescue Knives||Swords||Knife Patterns|
|Featured Knives: Page Three||Order Custom Knives||USAF Pararescue "PJ- Light"||Folding Knives||Knife Pattern Alphabetic List||My Writing|
|Featured Knives: Older/Early||Order Custom Collaborative Knives||27th Air Force Special Operations||Chef's Knives||New Materials||First Novel|
|Email Jay Fisher||Bank Transfers||Khukris: Combat, Survival, Art||Hunting Knives||Factory vs. Handmade Knives||Second Novel|
|Contact, Locate Jay Fisher||Custom Knife Design Fee||The Best Combat Locking Sheath||Working Knives||Six Distinctions of Fine Knives||Knife Book|
|FAQs||My Knife Prices||Grip Styles, Hand Sizing||Khukris||Knife Styles|
|Current, Recent Works, Events||Delivery Times||Tactical Knife Sheath Accessories||Business of Knifemaking|
|Client's News and Info||Knife Sales Policy||Military Knife Care||Jay's Internet Stats||Links|
|Who Is Jay Fisher?||My Shipping Method||Serrations||The 3000th Term||Site Table of Contents|
|Top 21 Reasons to Buy||Concealed Carry and Knives||Serrations|
|Collaborative Knives||Skeletonized Knives|
|James Beauchamp Collaboratives||Handles, Bolsters, Guards|
|Etienne Beauchamp Collaboratives||Knife Handles: Gemstone|
|Rusty Russom 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|
|My Knifemaking History||Knife Sheaths|
|Publications, Publicity||Knife Stands and Cases|
|Letters and Emails||Knife Embellishment|
|Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 1||Knife Maker's Marks|
|Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 2||How to Care for Custom Knives|
|Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 3||Knife Making Instruction|
|Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 4||Larger Monitors and Knife Photos|
|Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 5||Copyright and Knives|
|440C: A Love/Hate Affair|
|ATS-34: Chrome/Moly Tough|