I finally got around to looking one up on eBay, #160069143375 for $12 and shipping. "Maxam Skinning Knife with Stainless Steel Rivets. Features a fixed, blade Leymar handle and leather sheath. Lifetime warranty"
In the process of finding this one, I had a look at some of their other products. Some look Pakastani, some Chinese, a couple stated Japan. Most were knockoffs of Spydeco, Ken Onion, Kit Rae and other United fantasy knives, and some were just...well. Wanna but a dozen knives for $10? So now I know what a Maxam is. I still know nothing of the company history, ownership or it's operations.
The above included description didn't tell me much about the Sharpfinger copy. What is "Leymar"? Is it an annogram for "Ramyel? Well, if someone wants to buy one for me to review, I'll be glad to post my honest opinion of it as compared to an original Imperial Schrade Sharpfinger, giving credit where credit is due, and pulling no punches on it's faults, if any. Then I'll add it to the box of other copies, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
As an aside, understand that the Sharpfinger, if ever it was the subject of a design patent, is no longer so. Any such design patent has long ago expeired. Only the name trademark is currently registered to th enew owner of the other IP. You and I can make copies til our heart is content, we just cannot call it Old Timer or Schrade, or Sharpfinger.