What makes MT Vector much more expensive than MT Kestrel ?

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It looks quite similar to me.

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There is alot more work in the Vector blade grind than Kestrel blade. The Vector is much more detailed.
 
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I'm curious about this too. As far as I know they have the same handle, same lock, and the same steel, so the only difference is the blade shape. Doesn't seem like enough of a difference to justify a $100 or so price difference.

Of course there must be something to it, because I would buy a Vector for the $240 or so they go for, but not a Kestrel for the $130 or so that they go for.

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I would think that in addition to the additional work that is required on grinding the blade, the higher price is also attributed to R&D, or "artist's fee".
It's like the reason a Monet costs more than a painting by John Doe. Or it can even be compared to computer software, say Adobe Photoshop. I can't see for the life of me how they can justify charging $600 for software but when all the people invoved are paid for their R&D work, it probably all comes out in the wash...

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Orion

By the way... I have one of each (Vector & Kestrel).
 
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Supposedly the Vectors are a limited run, while the Kestrel is standard production.

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The Vector has a bunch of wacky grinds that would probably up the tooling costs quite a bit over those required to grind a Kestrel.

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