Co-founded in 1978, by Bill Wirtel (pictured left) and John Iverson, Santa Fe Stoneworks has been a proud family operated business run locally in Santa Fe, New Mexico. John Iverson retired from the business at the end of 1998. Bill is shown in front of a display case in the gallery that contains award-winning designs and rare custom knives. Recognized as a leader in the field, Santa Fe Stoneworks has consistently produced a range of knives from collector-grade, handmade one-of-a-kinds; to popular, affordably-priced gifts that comfortably fit most any budget or holiday list.
As Bill says about his continuing involvement, “My grandfather was a stone cutter from Upper Bohemia, where the logo for the Stonecutters’ Guild was called a ‘wirtel.’ I proudly carry on that tradition.