I was born in Ukraine, and came to America at an early age. Growing up, I spent every second I could outdoors; fishing, hiking, kayaking, shooting. if it's an outdoor sport, I've done it. I was always fascinated with weapons, starting with my first knife, then my first bow, and then on to my first rifle and all the firearms that followed. My favorite, though, has always been knives. I still remember getting my first pocket knife, all of 3 inches long, with the handle in the shape of a cheetah. Eventually at 19 I started making my own knives, and immediately fell in love with the work. My passion is modern and fighting oriented knives, with modern materials and quality steels. I design all of my knives myself, and I'm looking forward to all the things I will learn and all the knives to come."