Jay Fisher - World Class Knifemaker

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"Taranis" counterterrorism, tactical, combat knife, obverse side view in CPMS30V high vanadium stainless tool steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Olive/Black G10 fiberglass epoxy composite laminate handle, locking kydex, aluminum, stainless steel sheath with ultimate belt loop extender and accessories

Professional Knife Consultation

Integrity with Experience

Who is this service for?

I offer professional expert knife consultation, for professionals. The subjects and services are detailed below, and include principles and specifics of knife design, use, management, applications, history, and processing. I consult on problems, issues, and comprehensive matters related to knives.

Typically, this is business-to-business, or professional-to-organizational consultation.

Please note: I do not offer consultation to teach other knifemakers, or offer knifemaking advice, tips, techniques, or business advice. This is a business-to-business or professional-to-organizational service.

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What are the rates?

My basic consultation rates are billed hourly, plus expenses. Specific charges and adjustments vary depending on the individual contract and scope of work (next).

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How is this done?

Please submit a detailed Scope of Work/Function/Intent (SOW) in email form. From that, I can create a specific quote and contract. I reserve the right to refuse any proposal that is not applicable or inappropriate. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process.

Please email me at jayfisher@jayfisher.com for detailed requests.

Please note: I do not offer consultation to teach other knifemakers, or offer knifemaking advice, tips, techniques, or business advice. This is a business-to-business or professional-to-organizational service.

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Secure and Private

All consultant communication is secure and private, and will not be shared, posted, or transmitted. Non-disclosure Agreements are often included in contractual agreements. A look at the pages of this website clarifies the specialized and critical groups I've worked with.

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Expert Knowledge and Experience

A consultant is hired for one reason: knowledge. There are a tremendous amount of questions, directions, variables, and facts about knives. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of misinformation and deception. People, companies, and organizations need the right answers.

There is a lot of information available in our modern world. You need a professional with integrity and experience who can clarify facts and present solutions, generate and offer contacts, and work directly in your interest.

Knives are man's oldest tool and creation, but there is a lack of truly professional advice and guidance about historical, contemporary, and future works and directions of knives. Where can you go to find expert reasonable and specific knowledge about current knife functions and features? Who is using what and why? What are the pros and cons of design, materials, treatments, finishes, and accessories? How does this affect you, your mission, your charge, or your business?

While there are many who claim to be knowledgeable about knives, most of the available information is based in outdated and antiquated craft of hand-forging, not the highest level of advanced tool steel applications and cryogenic processing. The knife is not just the blade; it's the handle, fittings, sheath, stand, and wear accessories. It's style, grip,  fit, finish, balance, design, accessories, and service. It's desirability, marketability, and specific and custom use. it's force application and penetration, resistance to corrosion, toughness and elasticity—from the tip of the point to the mount that attaches it to the gear.

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My Specific Role in Your Solution

My distinct and proven career is well-established and vital, and I make and have made extremely high performance knife ensembles for some of the most serious knife users in the world; I have pieces in some of the finest museums and collections in the world. I have worked with top-flight tactical, combat, and counterterrorism knife users; I've worked directly with highly skilled restaurant chefs to create their finest knives. In my 40 years of experience, I've amassed a clear and comprehensive amount of knowledge about knives, demonstrated on the 600 pages of this website and in print and record. I have an intensive, active, and widespread background on the physical, engineering, and creative aspects of modern hand knives.

As a consultant, I distinguish fallacy and myth from fact, separate advertising hyperbole and exaggeration from truth and performance. I have the expertise to include many factors not considered, seldom discussed, or simply overlooked from work scopes, design and function, and use requirements. From modern steels and top level scientific processing to handle materials and ergonomic and practical designs, there is a lot to consider when researching and considering knives and applications. Modern gear, wearing and accessories, interfacing with current equipment and apparel are all factors that are extremely important to you, and should be, considering the importance of what you do and how critical the knife is in your world.

Settings play a role in knife use and application. Some countries prohibit knife import, some restrict it, and in some locations, knives must fit specific and detailed social, legal, and cultural requirements. Traditional roles need to be understood and honored, and acceptable and desired types and presentations are important to every single nation.

An old adage is that there is never enough time and research to do it right, but there is plenty of time to do it over... and over again. The price of a misapplication, insufficient build, failure of material, and hastily considered decisions can escalate a substantial cost, as well as compromise the very life of the professional knife user. In the most critical of knife usages, why not have the advice of a professional? Why not use the very best possible sources for the very best possible result?

As an expert professional knife consultant, I submit direction, discussion, and deliberation, and can even present access to and understanding of tribological wear, fracture testing, corrosion, and metallurgical analysis. I unveil critical details that may easily be overlooked by the non-professional. Specific, direct, one-on one information helps you, your business, and your organization to answer the questions you need to make knife-related decisions. I submit clear, honest, interactive, substantial review and information, specific and focused, with responsive and responsible targets. With only one goal, your success, solutions become clear.

While I can't make a knife for every person in the world, I can and do offer my expertise and knowledge. I work for my clients, for their best interests, with the same level of excellence and integrity as I do in making my own knives.

You deserve the best.

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Considerations and Specifics

Considerations of the professional knife consultant:

  • Knife design use and application
  • Knife blade, handle, sheath, and accessory materials
  • Material performance and evaluation
  • Material testing and proof
  • Metallurgical analysis
  • Cryogenic processing
  • Finish level and application
  • Longevity determination
  • Care, storage, and treatment
  • Cutting ability and performance
  • Professional use testing
  • Safety and design
  • Concealment and exposure
  • Hazardous exposures and environments
  • Quality control of process
  • Research and disclosure
  • Evaluation and cost
  • Failure analysis
  • Official protocols
  • Trends and directions
  • Strategy and skills
  • Cultural significance and limitations
  • Legal and ethical concerns

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I Provide Consultation For
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Military
  • Law enforcement
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Counterterrorism Applications
  • Principal/Personal Security Details
  • First responders
  • Emergency response teams
  • Chefs and culinary interests
  • Outdoorsmen and guides
  • Historians and researchers
  • Planners and representatives

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Integrity With Experience

Expert consultation is about answers. You may not have the time or exposure to understand all of the major factors of hand knives, much less detail the critical nuances that distinguish a poor choice and direction from a vital, active, and reliable adjunct.

As a professional knife consultant, I bring knowledge and expertise, as well as the access to a network of associates and entities, business contacts, engineering specialists, and professional knife users across many fields. I can help with the information you need, based on 40 years of experience in the trade, art, craft, and science of modern knives.

Contact me today at jayfisher@jayfisher.com.

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Email Jay Fisher Custom Knife Design Fee  Khukris: Combat, Survival, Art Working Knives Six Distinctions of Fine Knives Knife Book
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Client's News and Info   Military Knife Care  Knife Sheaths The 3000th Term Links
Who Is Jay Fisher?   Serrations  Knife Stands and Cases Learning About Knives  
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       Elasticity, Stiffness, Stress,
and Strain in Knife Blades
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