Jay Bigler all-black fixed blade with silver-toned fasteners
This all black fixed blade knife is engraved with “Jay Bigler Anna Il” which places its creation sometime between 1997 and 2001. The tip of the blade does not come to a fine point which can be seen in the main photograph of this listing. It looks to me like that is how it was made, not broken off later. The knife is 6 11/16” long with a 2 5/8” edge. The large fasteners are a quarter inch in diameter.
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.
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 on All About Pocket Knives and elsewhere, knives have gone to collectors in over 25 states, from coast to coast and border to border.
For Sale By: MaryJayn Bigler
Item # 80189
Shipping & Handling to United States Addresses: $7.00