HI joshuawy -
I have a Maxam folding knife - it is a large one with a 4.5 inch blade.
It has Japan stamped on the tang.
I have had the knife for 25 years and although it has not seen abuse (I usually don't use my knives for prying etc.) it has held up very well over the years.
I paid around $10 for it from a friend who was selling them at the time back in the 80's.
Picture with an Emerson CQC7 for size comparison.
It seems to be a very good quality knife - but I cannot say how good the newer examples are.
best regards -