Jay Fisher - World Class Knifemaker

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"Ari B'Lilah" counterterrorism, combat knife, obverse side view in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, G10 fiberglass/epoxy composite handle, hybrid tension-locking sheath in kydex, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, HULA, UBLX in polypropylene, polyester
"Ari B'Lilah" Counterterrorism Knife

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All Handmade In The United States of America, World Class


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"Procyon" reverse side view in hand-engraved 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, anodized 6AL4V titanium liners and lock, polished Brazilian Agate gemstone handle, breccia marble case
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Counterterrorism Knives:

Dear Jay,
I finally found some time to write back to you. The parcel was opened by the authorities and resealed. They certainly checked it judging by the way they put the various pieces back together. They were probably as astonished as I was when they held this knife in their hands. You describe it on your web page and many customers confirm the experience in writing but unless you touch and feel a Jay Fisher knife you don't really know what this all means. I will recommend those knives to everyone that I trust to own such a wonderful piece of art. I came to you not because of what I wanted but because of who you are. This quote is true for me too and I am not disappointed. I am really happy to have had the chance to meet you through the internet and also talk to you.
When I hold that knife in my hands I know why the best soldiers and rescue services trust it. Having been both a soldier and a fireman for many years I have a lot of appreciation and understanding for the quality and "finesse" of that knife.
Dear Jay thank you for making me a member of your client base. There are many more thoughts that I would like to share with you but for now I just want to express my gratitude for your outstanding service (many businesses could learn from you and you could add client relationship expert to your credentials) and your high quality art work

kind regards,
M.


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: 21 years on the web
Number of active pages on this website: 589 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)
July 2017's most visited pages on this site: Knife Patterns, Knife Anatomy, Knives for Sale, Wood Knife Handles, Counterterrorism Knives, Blades, Tactical Knives for Sale, Knife Grip Styles and Hand Sizing, Knife Sheaths, Featured Knives, 440C Love/Hate, Prices for my Knives, Featured Knives, All Tactical, Military, and Combat Knives, Heat Treating and Cryogenic Processing of Knife Blade Steels, Knife Handles
My first knife made in: 1979 (38 years experience)
Full time professional knifemaker since: 1988 (full time for 29 years) This is my my real job!
Interesting term used to access the site 10 times in June: "D2 impossible to sharpen?" You might think so if you're using an old-style whetstone. Try diamond. Works every time! More about D2
New! Newest 3000th term: "what is the name for the sharp edge of a knife?"  Yes, someone asked Google this question... 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 of 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
Critical Service: I offer Professional Knife Consultation, in a wide variety of fields and topics.
Significant Data: The detailed knife definitions section on my Knife Anatomy Page now has 318 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
"Dragonslayer" and slaying the black dragon of cancer, made to honor Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Head of Oncology, National Institutes of Health
An Artist

Tom Clancy is a name that many recognize. Tom was a friend and patron of mine, a great guy who was extremely well-versed in military history and process, and one of the greatest authors who ever lived. While the younger generation may recognize his name in the gaming and simulator field, his mastery of words, ideas, and literature was the absolute pinnacle of his genre. He wrote about many of the world's cold war and post-cold war military hardware, and I was hugely honored to have my work in his home, in his library, and as the inspiration for charitable causes. It is because of Tom that I have a piece in the Tower of London, perhaps the finest weapons museum in the world. In 1994, this is what he wrote about me and my work:

"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

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



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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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Top 22 Reasons to Buy   Concealed Carry and Knives  Handles, Bolsters, Guards Knife Blade Testing Site Table of Contents
My Knifemaking History      Knife Handles: Gemstone Knife Embellishment  
My Family      Gemstone Alphabetic List Knife Maker's Marks  
What I Do And Don't Do      Knife Handles: Woods How to Care for Custom Knives  
CD ROM Archive      Knife Handles: Horn, Bone, Ivory Knife Making Instruction  
Publications, Publicity      Knife Handles: Manmade Materials Larger Monitors and Knife Photos  
Testimonials, Letters and Emails       Copyright and Knives  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 1       440C: A Love/Hate Affair  
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 2       ATS-34: Chrome/Moly Tough  
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
Cryogenic Processing of
Knife Blade Steels
 
Funny Letters and Emails, Pg. 6       Cities of the Knife  
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