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John Gonzalez: owner, operator, artist & craftsman behind Dervish Knives.

My interest in knives and swords began in adolescence, but it wasn’t until the late 1990’s when I discovered my passion for custom knives. I was initially drawn to tactical pieces, but my approach to knife making is largely inspired via the myriad of elegant and lethal designs from diverse cultures and eras. Due to my background in graphic arts and illustration, designing knives has always been the easiest part of knife making for me. Aspiring to create aesthetically pleasing knives which excel in both form and function, I draw heavily on time-tested designs, geometries, and materials .

I currently reside in southern Colorado, where I enjoy hiking, fishing and spending time with my wife and son.

Contact Information

Please email me at
Telephone: 719.676.2485


All knives carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee, whereby they may be returned for a full refund within 7 days of receiving the order. All items are guaranteed for workmanship and materials, providing that the tool has been used in a reasonable manner.