Michael Vagnino began his knife making career in 1994. Since then he has studied, practiced, honed, and pursued his chosen craft. Immersing himself in the skills required to create superbly crafted, handmade knives, he achieved the rank of Master Bladesmith with the American Bladesmith Society. Never resting in his knowledge base and skillsets, Michael also expanded his experience and interest in folding knives. His breadth of making folders covers liner locks to slip joints, lock backs, and even automatics. Like every knife maker, the study and manipulation of a wide variety of metal alloys are practiced routinely. In the course of his research on blade alloys, Michael became intrigued by Dendritic Steels and Dendritic Cobalt. The performance characteristics were quite impressive and could not be ignored. Learning about the unique industrial casting process required to make bar stock and blades out of Dendritic Cobalt was the key to embarking on the next generation of edged tools, and the birth of Terrain 365. 

Patrick Ma was raised in the mountains of PA and Adirondacks of Upstate NY and later finding his way to CA. He has been an avid outdoorsman his entire life and involved professionally in the outdoor industry since 1997. He is best known for his many innovative product designs that span several categories and disciplines. When Patrick first entered the industry he began offering very select and curated custom and best-in-class production knives with the first company he founded. Within a few months of founding his first brand, he began offering his own line of locally USA made rugged, and versatile nylon pouches and knife sheaths. From there Patrick's pursuits in product design and production grew not only in edged tools but with some of the very first product designs in EDC, to packs-bags and technical apparel, which became the equipment of choice with some of the most demanding users worldwide. His designs have been used on every continent on the planet and in just about every terrain. His earlier experience in metal fabrication with a concentration in investment casting and foundry work, has in many ways, come full circle in co-founding Terrain 365™ with his long time friend and colleague, Michael Vagnino.