Jay Fisher - World Class Knifemaker

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"Kadi" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel  bolsters, Sodalite gemstone handle, leather sheath inlaid with black rayskin

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"Kadi" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel  bolsters, Sodalite gemstone handle, leather sheath inlaid with black rayskin
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I am committed to making completely and clearly the best knives in the world.

--Jay Fisher


Prices for my custom and handmade knives

Thank you for being here. I'm honored that you are considering purchasing a fine handmade custom knife. You will see a lot of links on this page, and they will help you locate some of the particular features, aspects, and knives that you are here for. Though I usually don't busy the text with a lot of links, it's impossible to convey the scope of my professional knifemaking on one singular page. Please take your time, come back often, and enjoy the blend of beauty, durability, and creativity that nearly forty years of knifemaking has blessed me with.

Pricing handmade and custom knives is not a simple thing. I take into account over 65 individual features and characteristics of each knife order to work up your quote. There are the basic features like material type, pattern and size, finish type, embellishment, and accessories like sheath, stand, or display case that figure into each quote. There are also nuances like filework styles and amount, swage length and finish, mounting methods, and sheath inlay type and size to consider. With many of my custom knives, these seemingly small features add up to create a unique and valuable work of art, tool, or function, and are considerations in the final quote. I don't typically detail these nuances for each order, because most clients leave those details up to me as an artist and craftsman. They do figure into the price calculation, along with dozens of other particulars and specifics.

For custom orders, each knife price is quoted on an individual basis, considering all those factors. Typically, a client gives me a pattern style or idea, often based on one of my original works seen on this very website. Then, he offers his ideas about handle material, size changes, hybridization of blade and handle patterns, and sheath ideas, and then requests a quote. I calculate the quote and delivery time, and let him know.

For Current Knives for Sale and Tactical Knives for Sale, the price, details, specifics, and technical information is posted on each individual knife page available at these links. I've also included many photos of each piece, from many different angles and directions. I'm certain you will know everything possible about each knife, more than any other knifemaker or knife manufacturer ever offers, including magnification of embellishment and handle materials, as well as origin of the design and inspiration for the work.

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True Custom Work

I work with individual clients and patrons to make them the knives they want. I have over 450 designs in my pattern inventory, and new ones are continuously created. I invite my client's input and create their dream knife and work of art, within the scope of my own artistic and creative style.

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"Duhovni Ratnik" cultural heritage knife. Knife in hand-engraved 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, handle of Black Nephrite Jade gemstone inlaid with a mosaic of Red River Jasper and White Geodic Quartz. Sheath is hand-carved, hand-dyed leather shoulder
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Fine Craftsmanship

I make some of the finest knives available in the world today, and will gauge my work against any other maker's for comparison. The photographs can not always demonstrate the intricacies of these creations on this site, but you can understand most of their finely crafted details from the photos and text. Plentiful testimonials and featured knife pages with hundreds of examples on this site should give you a very clear representation of my techniques, my practice, and the quality of my work.

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"Argiope" tactical art knife: 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Polvadera Jasper gemstone handle, ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
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Sole Authorship

There are very few knife makers in the world who do everything in their trade and craft, and I am proud to be one who does. I do not farm out any part of my work and effort, and create every part of your knife, accessory, embellishment, and artistic interpretation in my studio. I am responsible for every element and component of your knife experience, as well as the business side of the relationship. From detailed and scientific Heat Treating and Cryogenic Processing of my knife blade steels to embellishment in engraving, carving, and etching, nothing is done by other hands. My sheaths and stands are some of the best made in the world, and my tactical, military, combat and counterterrorism knives have a worldwide reputation. My clients and patrons can be assured that one complete and coherent individual theme and skill level accompanies their investment, with structural integrity, harmony, balance, and beauty. It is my professional signature that goes on every knife, and other than a handful of collaborative works on this website, all of the work is done by my hands alone.

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"Ari B'Lilah" Tactical Combat Counterterrorism Knife, obverse side view in CPMS35VN high vanadium-niobium stainless steel blade, pure titanium bolsters, G10 composite handle, tension-locking sheath of kydex, aluminum, stainless steel, 6AL4V titanium, ultimate belt loop extender
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You can see on this website the wide range of knives made for clients that span from avid hunters and chefs to the most elite of professional military and counterterrorism forces that have ordered, purchased, and depended on my knives. From collectors of fine art to museums, my record and reputation is well-established; it's also demonstrated in print, in book and magazine articles, and on other websites and the internet.

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I have decades of experience in making high quality custom and handmade knives and you can see thousands of large and detailed photos on this very site illustrating that work, along with hundreds of pages of individual knife details, specifications, descriptions, and types. I have dozens of pages of valid, sensible, and specific knife facts and information so you can make an informed decision about my knife concepts, ideas, and experience. This is my service to my tradecraft and art, and to my patrons and clients.

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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
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Artistic Significance

The artistic direction, interpretation, and construction of all of my knives is extremely important to me, and should be to you, too. I consider every knife an individual work of art and creation. Beyond a simple blade and handle, every line, finished surface, choice of material, embellished cut, sheath, stand, or fitting is carefully created. Shapes, angles, and components are all blended into a complete and individual theme. Each piece I create is unique and important to my client and patron, as well as to me and my career.

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Demand is high and this is my career, not some passing interest or hobby. You can see my client's order list and queue on my Where's my knife, Jay? page. If your name is on this list, you are in very good company. New orders are continuous, and there are only a limited amount of knives a maker can produce. Since a great deal of time is invested in every piece, a maker's work is truly limited by his time on earth.

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All of my knives appreciate unless they are physically damaged. Even the knives that are used are valuable as heirlooms and personal cherished family treasures signifying personal events, campaigns, battles, and conflicts as well as remembrances of significant experiences. Where factory knives and cheap knives depreciate from the instant you open the box, finely crafted pieces by well-known makers increase in value over the years. If taken care of, your Jay Fisher knife will be worth more as time goes on, not less, and be something that you will be proud and honored to pass along and share in your family tree.

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I am committed to making completely and clearly the best knives in the world.

--Jay Fisher


"Aegir" knife sculpture in mirror polished, hot blued O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium alloy tool steel blade, blued steel bolsters, 14kt gold bezels, peridot gemstones, Nebula stone gemstone handle, stand of cast bronze, white Carribean coral, Venetian gold granite with garnets
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General Price Starting Guide for Jay Fisher Knives
Fixed Blade Knives Start* at $2000.00
Folding Knives Start* at $4500.00
Fine Art Knives and Daggers Start* at $6000.00
Swords Start* at $12,000.00
*Prices quoted are in United States dollars, and are starting points; most knives quote higher. Final quote depends on design, materials, finish, embellishment, and accessories.

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Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 1       440C: A Love/Hate Affair  
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Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 3 D2: Wear Resistance King
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 4       O1: Oil Hardened Blued Beauty  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 5       Heat Treating and
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Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 6       Elasticity, Stiffness, Stress,
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The Curious Case of the "Sandia" Knife Shop/Studio, Page 1
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