Maksim Tjulpin has been making knives for 11 years in his home country of Latvia. His interest comes from the diversity of knives that can be made and the array of materials. Maksim builds knives utilizing both stock removal and forged blades for his knives.
He favors forged blades as each has its own unique character. He primarily uses stabilized wood for his handles, often combined with Mammoth Ivory spacers. I have found his craftsmanship to be impeccable. They feature excellent fit and finish as well as ideal balance and handle ergonomics.