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. Unfortunately, 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. This is one of Dad's early knives, so that places it as being created in the mid 1990s. I can tell by his "signature". It is "BIGLER" in all caps.
That's how he put his name on his work at the beginning, or sometimes he used A. On this knife the engraving of his name is barely visible.This nice knife is 6.5" long with a 3.25" blade. The wood on the handle is 2.75 long and is secured to it with brass. There are four decorative, rounded indentations at the top of the blade near the handle. It makes me glad to know how widely appreciated my father's work is. Through sales here, knives have gone to collectors in over 20 states, from coast to coast and border to border.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "eosg-48" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.