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Jay Fisher - World Class Knifemaker


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Military, Tactical, Combat Knives
"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"

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

I love this job!

"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

The magnificent polished 440C high chromium stainless steel blade of this "Macha Navigator EL"

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!
First year of this site on the Internet: 1996: 18 years on the web
Number of active pages on this website: 530 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 2014's most visited pages on this site: Patterns, Blades, Knives for Sale, Knife Anatomy, Tactical Knives, Knife Sheaths, Wood Knife Handles, Tactical Knives for Sale, Grip Styles and Hand Sizing, Featured Knives, Handles, Bolsters, Guards, My Knife Prices
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 March 2014 search terms that led you here: Jay Fisher, Jay Fisher knives, knife designs, parts of a knife, knife designs, custom knife sheaths, knife patterns, custom knives, knife handles, knives, handmade knives for sale
InterestingMarch search term used 28 times to access the site: "how to blue color harden knife blade" News flash! The color has nothing to do with the hardness of a knife blade. That's done through proper hardening and tempering, a process detailed by the steel manufacturer and nowhere else. More on this.
Interesting March search term used 26 times: "getting custom blade for existing knife" What? If you have an existing knife, it has a blade already... but maybe it's just a handle, but then it's not an existing knife, but... I just don't understand!
Another strange term used to access the site 12 times: "Do museum knives need to be heat treated?" Why, yes, ALL knives must be properly hardened and tempered or they are not knives but props!
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 245 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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Email Jay Fisher Bank Transfers Khukris: Combat, Survival, Art Hunting Knives Factory vs. Handmade Knives Second Novel
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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  
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Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 4       Larger Monitors and Knife Photos  
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        440C: A Love/Hate Affair  
        ATS-34: Chrome/Moly Tough  
        D2: Wear Resistance King