Ignore the flamers. You're right. I'm just old enough to have noticed what happened to Gerber when Fiskars bought them. It wasn't last year or anything but it was recent enough to seem that way. Things like this take time for a lot of people to notice as a broad trend. It took years before I noticed SOG getting a bit flaky with their folders. I just wrote a few bad examples off as lemons. I think that the continued rise of other companies around the same time made it a bit more noticeable. That & the continuing innovation & improvement in the industry. They treaded water & got left behind selling cheap stuff to big box retailers.