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It's funny how some people don't understand why someone would pay for such and such price for a fine tool yet think it's OK to shit on said sales post. Don't like it move on.
I was just trying to understand the price. I guarantee other people are also wondering the same. Why is it so offensive to wonder about the manufacturing process and how that translates into the asking price. In the last three months I purchased a graphic sebenza and two umnamzaans, so it's not like I won't pay for "fine tools." I just want to understand the manufacturing and subsequent asking price. Btw I do think Chris reeves knives are also 150-200 over priced but again the market supports that price so I'll pay it. ChrisHimself has actually added to the conversation with some information that addresses the question in people's mind about why the knife costs what it does. saying "you don't like the price, don't buy it and move on" is cliche and boring. There is no point to a discussion forum if this is your answer to any post that has something else to say besides "this knife is awesome"
A CRK isn't overpriced and it never has been, most of the expensive machines used to build the knives are proprietary to that facility yet only do one job. The knives sell for about the same margin if not worse than your Benchmade or Spyderco.
Built with a lot more attention from someone who is an up and coming rockstar in the knife industry, you can't assign numerical values to quality like simply comparing steel and materials. The perfectly round radius and checkering on the handles take a few more hours to machine, then each knives are anodized and finished by hand to be as burr-free and comfortable in the hand as the customs. Plus nothing will quite deploy to the same standard as a Mcginnis. I collect a lot of custom knives and the one quality that Mcginnis always seem to have is their action, detent, and how smooth the lock bar disengages are all much, much better than a lot of customs and this mid-tech will reflect that every single bit. Not to mention Gerry is a nice person to talk to, and always has time for his customers.