My most expensive at the moment is in the upper end of the $50-$200 range. It wouldn't surprise me if I end up with some that are in the $200-$500 section in the future, and I would have no qualms about using them at all. I know myself well enough to say that I won't buy a knife that I couldn't bear to use. Some people may like to collect and look at knives but that just isn't for me. If it's not a user, then it will be gone before too long no matter how well it is made or how nice it looks. If I could afford a knife in the higher end of the poll, I would use it. By this I mean I could afford to replace it with a knife of similar quality if something happened to it. Obviously a one of a kind custom is irreplaceable to some degree. If I had to save up for a long time to buy it and found myself afraid of the knife being lost, stolen, broken, etc., then it wouldn't be enjoyable for me. That really is a beautiful knife, Chris. Good luck on the decision.