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Meet the people
behind development of ApexUltra
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Dr. Larrin Thomas has a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is known for developing the stainless knife steel CPM-MagnaCut. He also operates the website KnifeSteelNerds.com, the YouTube channel Knife Steel Nerds, and is the author of the best selling book Knife Engineering: Steel, Heat Treating, and Geometry. Larrin is located in the USA. Click to find out more.
Marco Guldimann is a trained and experienced Chef at French cuisine. He makes custom high performance kitchen knives for a living. Marco is a metallurgy enthusiast from the practical as from the theoretical side. He had his first self-designed steel grade made in 2018 and has been developing it ever since. Marco is located in Switzerland. Click to find out more.
Tobias Hangler studied Metallurgy at the University of Leoben and graduated with his master’s degree in 2018. As an innovative full time bladesmith he spezializes in forged culinary knives and their heat treatment and is constantly striving to improve the overall performance of his knives and laminated steels. Tobias is from Austria. Click to find out more.