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A little blade with a BIG attitude!
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Dervish Wyrm - The Ultimate EDC Knife

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Introducing the Dervish Wyrm. The most affordable and versatile Dervish to date!

About the Wyrm

Over the years, my Silverfish line of mini-knives has been very popular with both collectors and the EDC (Every Day Carry) crowd; but while they excelled at conceal-ability and minimalism, the handles were a little small for serious use. This limitation lead me to design the Wyrm. The first handmade prototype got a lot of attention on social media and the knife forums so I knew I had to explore it further.  

First Prototype Wyrm
First Prototype Wyrm

Working with my Midtech partner, we prototyped a few CNC machined versions, experimenting with variations in finish and sheaths. Rather than doing a standard Midtech run, I thought this might be a great opportunity to try out Kickstarter.

I initially called this design a "pen knife" because it felt almost like a writing instrument and carried in a similar fashion. People seemed to want to call it a "scalpel", which I think is as good of a description as any. 

Final Prototype Design
Final Prototype Design
Final Prototype Design
Final Prototype Design

The slight overall curve of the design isn't just attractive, it mimics the shape of the inside of your palm and provides a controlled and comfortable grip. The very sharp 1 5/8" blade is large enough for most cutting tasks, from pealing apples to cutting open boxes; from sharpening pastels to cleaning trout. It's the ultimate EDC tool for both urban and rural environments, and the blade length is legal in areas where many other knives aren't (please know your own local laws).

I chose AEB-L steel because it excels in this sort of application. It's a very fine-grain stainless that takes & holds a great edge. Widely used on high-end razors, AEB-L makes for an excellent slicer, either as your backup blade or primary carry. 

The 3D machined (sculpted) pocket clip not only allows you to clip it on your pants pocket, bag, purse, or MOLLE gear, it also functions as a single scale, fattening up the handle for more control and comfort. It's machined from 6AL-4V titanium for strength and spring retention, and the finish is blue anodized for looks and durability.

With or without pocket clip!

Order with or without the sculpted pocket clip!
Order with or without the sculpted pocket clip!

Although I feel that the pocket clip adds to both the form and function of the Wyrm, there are those who may not need one. Just drop it in your glove compartment, backpack, tackle box, desk drawer, etc... no clip necessary. 

Clip VS Clipless (Naked Wyrm)
Clip VS Clipless (Naked Wyrm)

Proudly made in the USA

Support small businesses and craftsman! These knives are essentially made by 2 people, not some big factory.  I have a long list of valued repeat customers who appreciate both my products and my customer service. When you buy a Dervish you get more than a knife; you have my sincere thanks and commitment to your satisfaction. 

Specifications:

Length: 6" // Blade: 1.63" // Steel: AEB-L // Pocket Clip: Ti-6AL-4V // Sheath: Black Kydex

NOTES: Lanyard not included. Final production knife and clip finish may vary slightly from photos. Sheath will be black Kydex, similar to the fold-over "taco" style sheaths in the above photos and video.  Blade is very sharp. Please use with care.

Front Pocket Carry
Front Pocket Carry
EDC Bag
EDC Bag

About Dervish Knives

Established in 2001, Dervish Knives started off as a part-time venture and hobby for me. My background is in art and design, so I never had a lack of inspiration to "draw" from (no pun intended!)—for me, learning the physical craft was the challenge. With the help from many established makers, and lots and lots of practice, I honed my skills and slowly built a name for myself.

Demand quickly grew, and by 2004 it had become clear that I needed to transition to full-time knife maker. Initially I had two distinct product lines, Tactical and Neo-Tribal, but over the years they sort of merged into my own particular style.  

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.

www.dervishknives.com

Photo Credit: Brian Doben
Photo Credit: Brian Doben

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I don't anticipate any risks or challenges.

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    One Wyrm WITHOUT Pocket Clip

    You will receive one Wyrm in AEB-L steel. Includes black Kydex sheath. Note: pocket clip is NOT included.

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    One Wyrm WITH Pocket Clip

    You will receive one Wyrm in AEB-L steel with sculpted titanium pocket clip (blue anodized stone-washed finish). Includes black Kydex sheath.

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    Triple Play - THREE Wyrms (with clips)

    Set up your friends, family... or keep them all for yourself! $15 per unit discount... and save on shipping too! Three (3x) Wyrms with pocket clips (and Kydex sheaths).

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    Dealer 10X Package

    20% discount on the already-discounted Kickstarter price. Dealers only please. This reward level gets you TEN (10x) Wyrms with pocket clips, and saves on shipping.

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