Okay, I have two seperate points in this thread about Benchmade and ZT: 1. When Benchmade did that MAP thing back in November some of us got a little mad at them stopped purchasing new Benchmades. In the mean time they introduced some cool new designs, I personnally am looking into the Axis Stryker Series. Now ZT has done the same thing as BM did by actually enforcing their MAP policy. End Result, ZT prices not are higher than BM prices. So my point is, if all the companies are going to make us pay more (like it or not) is BM worth a second look to you? It is to me now, although I still think ZT's are more closely worth what they are charging. 2. This is more of a side comment; In my speculation BM was not hurt by our communities little bit of anger/ any boycotts of new BM's. BM has a different style of company than ZT does, and a different consumer base. Non-knife people know about BM, and they are issued in the military. ZT does not have that kind of consumer base (how many non knife people know what a Zero Tolerance is?), so I believe they (ZT) could suffer more from having "raised" prices on their product because their customers are more of a niche group than Benchmade's are. Note: I am aware of the other MAP thread. This thread is specific to ZT and Benchmade, the possible impact on those two companies, and your feelings on "going back to Benchmade". Please don't make this thread into a full economics discussion about MAP, the other thread is doing that alreadly. Thanks.