Jay Bigler, maker, fixed-blade knife - wood handle, blued blade, circa 1997-2001 For Sale
Jay Bigler, maker, fixed-blade knife - wood handle, blued blade, circa 1997-2001: $76.0
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Thank you for your interest in this knife. My father, Jay Bigler, a hobbyist knifemaker, was pretty much self-taught and didn't begin making knives until after he retired in 1993. He passed in 2016, but had suffered from a severe stroke in 2012 at the age of 82. He was not able to work on knives from that time on. Before that he was prolific in the knives he produced. No two were ever completely alike. Unfortunately, he did not catalog his knives as to when they were made or the materials that he used. However, I am beginning to discern a range of years from how he put his name on the knives. The engraved “Jay Bigler” dates it sometime from 1997 to early 2001. I think it is a knife that he finished maybe in the early 2000s because it is engraved with his name and not stamped but it's not a real early knife because of the blue finish, which he didn't do when he first began making knives. The photos that I have taken of this knife don't do it justice. In the pictures the finishes on both the handle and the blade appear rather dull and scratched. Seeing it in person is altogether different. The wood is a rich polished brown, and the bluing on the blade is really nice. The knife is 6 7/16" long. The handle on the long side is 3.5". The blade, depending on where it is measured, is between 2 15/16" and 3 3/8" long. Selling “as is”. As a side note: I am so grateful to the buyers who have purchased Bigler knives. It makes me glad to know how widely appreciated my father’s work is. Through sales here, knives have gone to collectors in over 20 states, from coast to coast and border to border.