I know nothing about this company, and I've never tried any of their knives, so I can't independently judge the actual value of the company's work. I also didn't find this one available anywhere else during a cursory search. But if you look up WE knives with S35VN blades, combo titanium and carbon fiber (inlay or overlay) handles, and ceramic bearings in the pivot, they are usually in the ~$250 range. They are pretty much the same cost as their models with M390, which I don't usually see, but that's beside the point. Anyway, considering that, if Artisan Cutlery is as good as WE quality-wise, then this isn't that bad of a deal comparatively. However, Artisan Cutlery also has models with similar construction though that are sold at a lower cost than this. This model looks very close to their somewhat higher-end Apache and Falcon lines. They have versions of those two knives with the same handle materials and blade steel, both of which are sold for $187.49 pretty much every place I looked. The MSRP of this newer knife (and the new Eagle model as well) is $16 more than the other two models at $265.99 vs $249.99, so $199.99 again doesn't look all that bad. But that also means it could just as easily sell for this same price or less if/when other vendors get it. Do with that information what you will.