Jerry Fisk

Jerry Fisk
Born 1953
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Occupation Knifemaker, bladesmith

Jerry Fisk is an American bladesmith based in Nashville, Arkansas. Fisk was named a National Living Treasure in 1998 by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Museum of World Cultures.


Fisk began making knives in 1974 and became a Journeyman Smith through the American Bladesmith Society in 1987. Two years later he became the 17th Master Smith recognized by the ABS.[1][2] Fisk has received Beretta's Outstanding Award for Achievement in Handcrafted Cutlery, the Bill Moran Award for the ABS 1990 Knife of the Year, the Arkansas Governor’s Award and currently holds the title of National Living Treasure, the first knifemaker to receive this title.[3]

Fisk produces Bowie knives, hunting knives and daggers using mammoth bone, gold wire inlay and Damascus steel which he forges, himself.[4]

Fisk has served on the governing board of the ABS, was inducted into the Bladesmith Hall of Fame, and developed the Bladesmithing School in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


  1. Hughes, B.R. (1989). "Jerry Fisk:Subtle Southerner strives to make better knives". Blade (magazine). 26 (4): 34.
  2. Ben Sttelman Treasure; Arkansas bladesmith honored by UNCW Mar 11, 1999 Star-News
  3. "National Living Treasures" (PDF). University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
  4. Burke, Monte. "Made in the South Award Winners 2010". Garden & Gun. p. 10.

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