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Jay Fisher - World Class Knifemaker

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"Izar" linerlock folding knife 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

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Made In The United States of America, World Class

"Bulldog" collector's knife, Obverse side view: 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Mookaite Jasper gemstone handle, Ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-carved leather

The curves and color of this "Bulldog"

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: 19 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)
February 2015's most visited pages on this site: Knife Patterns, Knives for Sale, Knife Anatomy, Blades, Wood Knife Handles, Tactical Knives for Sale, Knife Sheaths, Grip Styles and Hand Sizing, Featured Knives, Tactical Knives, Handles, Bolsters, Guards, Handles: Horn, Bone, Ivory, Knife Prices, Folding Knives, Collaborative Knives for Sale, Counterterrorism Knives, Manmade Knife Handles, Concealed Carry of Knives, Embellishment
My first knife made in: 1979 (36 years experience)
Full time professional knifemaker since: 1988 (full time for 27 years) This is my real job!
Top February 2015 search terms that led you here: Jay Fisher, Jay Fisher knives, knife designs, O1 steel, parts of a knife, kerambit, custom knife sheaths, knife patterns, knife parts, custom folding knives, custom knives for sale, custom khukri style blade, custom knife scales, custom knives, knife sheaths, custom tactical knives, knife handles, knife templates
Interesting February search term used 9 times to access the site: "how to do filework on a knife"  This one is really easy! Use a file. Not one for putting papers in, but one used to cut steel.
Another unusual term used to access the site 4 times: "Jay Fisher laminated steel"  Nope, wrong guy! High alloy steels do not require lamination, and laminated steels are inferior in a number of ways! More on that here.
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 over 250 specific terms!
I am committed to making completely and clearly the best knives in the world.

--Jay Fisher


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: 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
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Who Is Jay Fisher?   Serrations   Serrations  
Top 22 Reasons to Buy   Concealed Carry and Knives   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