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Jay Bigler fixed-blade knife with antler handle, black blade

Jay Bigler fixed-blade knife with antler handle, black blade
Jay Bigler fixed-blade knife with antler handle, black blade
Jay Bigler fixed-blade knife with antler handle, black blade
Jay Bigler fixed-blade knife with antler handle, black blade
Jay Bigler fixed-blade knife with antler handle, black blade
Jay Bigler fixed-blade knife with antler handle, black blade
Jay Bigler fixed-blade knife with antler handle, black blade
Jay Bigler fixed-blade knife with antler handle, black blade

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.

He did not catalog his knives as to when they were made or the materials that he used. However, I have been able to discern a range of years from how he put his name on the knives.

Although I am no expert on knives – and as wonderful and creative as Dad’s work is – I do try to point out any flaws with a knife that I can discern so that the buyer will be aware of what he or she is buying and not be “surprised” by the condition of the knife when it is received.

Some of my favorite knives that Dad made early on were fixed blades with the whole base of an antler as the handle. He made very few of those. More likely if he used antler, it was something like this nice knife. It’s fairly early (1996 or ’97), with the “Jay Bigler” engraved on it. The knife is 6 7/8” long with a 3 1/8” blade. The handle is 3 5/8” with the antler part being 3.25”. There are some tiny chips in the black coating on the blade, the largest being at the tip of one side of the blade. These are in the coating only, not in the metal.

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 25 states, from coast to coast and border to border.

For Sale By: MaryJayn Bigler

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