Nate Summers has crafted custom blades for 20 years.
Nate works with simple carbon steels, tool steels, pattern welding, cable Damascus, and mokume gane, a non-iron version of Damascus. He makes kitchen knives, camping and hunting knives, high performance knives, art knives, tooling knives, and fully functional Asian and European influenced swords.
He draws influence from blade smiths such as Ed Fowler, Jim Hrisoulas, Kevin Cashen, Jerry Lairson, John Fisk, Jared Williams, Yoshindo Yoshihara, Michel Bell, and has learned from the American Bladesmith Society. In June of 2014 Nate was added to the list of master smiths belonging to the H.E.P.K.A. (High Endurance Performance Knife Association).