I think the Chinese companies are really raising the bar for what to expect at what price. I think before long the only reasons to buy an American knife will be design or made in usa status. Some Chinese companies there isn’t much value compared to their US and international counterparts such as Reate and Rike. Others like WE somewhat but especially Kizer really offer a great value. Thing is there are always more companies like Bestech that come in to try and lower the price bar on high end material knives. As these companies grow in reputation they seem to wise up and raise prices as they can. One thing for sure is these chinese companies have learned that people are willing to pay for high quality stuff. When I first saw Kizers first knives hit the market I was actually offended if not abit intrigued. No way these knives could be what they were purporting to be. Since then if anything they have gotten even better in quality. ZT with the KAI megacorrp behind it seems to be the only stateside market that can keep prices competitive. The Chinese companies are even learning they need representation stateside for warranty work. But I agree many Chinese companies overdesign their knives and for a long time everything from Kizer was a grey contoured lump.