I was also thinking $140+ wasn't that awesome Kizer sale price. This model always seem to be in short supply at BladeHQ--who is running a great sale, btw, including on all Kizer and We--so desirability may have some effect, but even with the free beater which is fine, as far as it goes its too pricey. Plus, I neither need not want another cheap folder, ever; I'm to the point that Ive quit buying even brands like Kizer, much as I enjoy their collabs, because I just think "why did I spend $100 or $200 for another production piece that's only going to be starved for pocket time when I could have used that $ toward the next payment I owe Strider Knives, or Mike Vagnino, or Phillip De Leeuw, etc.?". The answer is because I want a new knife today, and the ones mentioned won't be paid off for months. But if im going to buy the fancy stuff, I have to be disciplined. It also means I have to be crazy about finding the bargain prices.