John Gonzalez of Dervish Knives has just dropped the Prima, his latest fixed blade mid-tech. The Prima blends elements of different knife genres in a low-profile, compact package.
Gonzalez’s custom shop officially opened its doors in 2000, when he began to make a name for himself with big blades that made rugged cutters as well as compelling collectibles. He was on the forefront of the mid-tech scene too, beginning in 2010 and not really stopping since. But the Prima originated when a customer asked Gonzalez for something that, even across two decades, he hadn’t gotten around to.