Of course there not cheap but less than American made with better quality and F&F. They have pretty much put the knife world on notice that you better be able to produce a high quality knife with Titanium scales and a blade made with a super steel and a flipper on bearings for less than $300.00 If your interested the companies are WE, Reate, Kizer and Carson Tech Labs. Personally I won't waste my money on flea market quality knifes. I am to poor to buy cheap quality knifes or guns. Last knife I bought was a midtech collaboration between Serge panchenko and Hawk knifes called the orbit I really like this cleaver style for a pocket knife. To bad it took 8 months after the order date to receive.