Benchmade has been around for a few years and has a strong customer following. They manufacture some very popular knives designed by top custom knife makers. It is the favorite knife company for many customers. We met the Benchmade people when they operated out of a very small shop. Today they utilize a large manfacturing facility and ship their products world wide. Their knives are seeing some price increases, this is not surprising and we will try to keep a supply of the most popular items.