Mr. Smith became an American Bladesmith Society MasterSmith at the age of 19. He is a fifth generation Montanan that had a baseball coach named Rick Dunkerley who got him started in knifemaking in 1992. As an outdoorsman and hunter living in Montana, he knows how a knife should feel and perform. He designs each knife from scratch, forges his own Damascus and uses only the finest natural materials. He considers his knives art and builds them in a way that does not compromise the functionality of the knife.