Hi, my name is Jerry Fisk; I have been living and working full-time as a Master Bladesmith since 1989. I received the honor of being named a National Living Treasure in 1999.
Most of my pieces are created using natural materials for handles. The blade steels I prefer are traditional carbon steels or I will blend various steels to make my own Damascus.
I continue to push myself to improve what I do know and to learn new skills and techniques so that I can offer you the best work that I can currently do. I prefer to engrave the pieces that I make as I think it makes the package complete though the piece must stand on its own merits without ornamentation.
All of my blades from field grade to ornate pieces are tested to insure they perform in the manner for which they are designed for and made as strong as the design allows.
n these modern times you have to search for something that a craftsman/artist makes one-at-a-time. The days of one person working in their shop to create functional works of art are fast going, as it seems we live in a disposable world. This is your time to own something for you and your family that can be passed down. Each generation will have its own stories of the piece and the memories it holds for them. That is something to treasure for the ages.