Early “BIGLER” fixed-blade knife
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.
The engraved “BIGLER” in all capital letters indicates that this is one of the earliest knives that my dad made, sometime before 1997. Another telltale of the knife’s age is its more rounded, “organic” handle and shape of the blade and its edge. My father’s earliest work displays these characteristics. It was only later that the handles of his knives became more angular.
The white handle with a few dark flecks is a synthetic. However, I am not knowledgeable enough about the materials that Dad used to make a guess as to what the handle is made of. The knife is 8.25” long with a 4” blade.
Selling “as is”.
As a side note: I am so grateful to all the buyers who have purchased Bigler knives. It makes me glad to know how widely appreciated my father’s work is. Through sales elsewhere, knives have gone to collectors in over 25 states, from coast to coast and border to border.
For Sale By: MaryJayn Bigler
Item # 76824
Shipping & Handling to United States Addresses: $7.00