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. This nice little burl-handled knife is from Dad's "early period" (circa late 1990s) as evidenced by the engraved signature.
The knife is 6" long with a 3" blade. White "spacers" separate the wood on the handle from the metal. There is one tiny "chip" of wood missing next to the lanyard hole which, I think, occurred when the knife was made. It makes me glad to know how widely appreciated my father's work is.
Through sales here, knives have gone to collectors in 25 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.