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About Siggma Knives

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It all started back then ...

Howdy,  My name is Jim Sigg. I am a full time knife maker and the   owner/operator of SIGGMA KNIVES.  I have enjoyed making since 1969 when I made my first knife out of an old file. Today I make knives out of files, old saw blades - (L-6 high carbon steel), and 440-C stainless steel.


In the late fall 1969, Linda and I were enjoying the great outdoors in the High Sierra mountains of California. After returning home I discovered that I had lost my fixed blade knife. On a return trip one year later I found the knife. Overjoyed, I put the knife away for safe keeping. It has never been seen since!


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Making my first knife

I had heard that some knives were made out of old files. So, I thought, "OK I will try my hand at it".  All I had for tools were a angle grinder, a hand drill, and a torch. The first few tries were failures. After screwing up several files, I finally made one that I was pretty proud of. Relatives and friends saw what I had done and asked me to make one for them.

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Monster hobby to business

Somewhere along the line people started paying me for knives. In 1983 SIGGMA was established. After serious consideration and Linda's blessing, I quit my job and started making knives full time in 1989. Like any new business it was non-profit  a few years. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to develope a reputation. Having an art background, I started embellishing my knives with scrimshaw, carved handles and engravings. The rest is history.