It is not just American inflation. USD against foreign currency, cost of foreign parts, labor, and a whole lot more. Even in the USA, with USA made knives, the costs keep rising. Some businesses have to pay manual labor as much as a PhD makes. Then, there is the cost of medical insurance, which is really high since Obama Care for all of my business owner friends, hourly wages, electricity (Spyderco is not on TVA!), and other cost overheads. There are many things I am not mentioning, but the idea is presented clearly. There are a lot of knives I would love to buy from Spyderco, but with the exchange rate as it is, I do not buy them. I stick to what will not get me in the dog house with my wife. Just do that. Be sane. Costs are what they are.
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