Nathan Cline grew up hiking, camping, fishing, foraging, and hunting in the deep woods around his home. He began making and modifying his own tools as a child. One Christmas he received a gift certificate for a blacksmithing course; by the end of the first class he was helping to teach his fellow students.
Eventually, he built a blacksmith shop in the backyard and, as his skills grew, started making knives for others. He’s currently working toward journeyman ranking in the American Bladesmith Society, with the aim of eventually achieving the rank of Master Bladesmith and instructor.
On the side, he’s a master carpenter, bass guitarist, and inventor who makes the world’s best spaghetti. He’s rescued baby squirrels and racoons, and makes friends with hummingbirds. In his spare time, he’s searching for the secret home of the morel mushroom, roaming mountains, streams, and seas with his ginormous German Shepherd Grizz (short for Grizzlebear), and always, always chasing the world’s tastiest salmon.