About Us

John Dingman of Big John Blades in action.
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John is a custom bladesmith located in Northern Nevada. He is a professional that seeks to create quality custom knives, daggers, and hatchets that will last a lifetime.

Cutting Edge Artistry Blog with Kammi Dingman
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Big John Blades was created in 2018 with a mission in mind: that everyone needs a sophisticated cutting edge. We think that everyone deserves the best quality knives; We are here to professionally deliver high-caliber products to our customers. John and I are here to listen to the customers expectations and help them create their custom knife.

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, survivalist, hunter, fisher, adventurer, camper, hiker, or connoisseur, an exceptional knife is an asset to any collection. Retail stores can’t offer the unique artistry and quality a custom blade will. Custom knives hold their value and in certain instances, increase in value over the years. Our blades are distinguished pieces of art passed down through the generations, treasured for life.