Sometimes I think to myself.....for the price of a large Sebenza, I could buy a custom from one of the legends like Frank Centofante or Wayne Goddard, etc. That is to say, deceased makers. Many deceased makers have new old stock knives that fall in the $400-700 range on trusted dealer websites. Pros: perhaps better fit and finish; better materials in some instances (jigged bone; mammoth or stag handles vs titanium slabs) Cons: Perhaps inferior fit and finish; poorer steel options. And the big one - minimal or no service guarantees. Like most decisions, I'm sure it comes down to the individual knives in question but how do you generally feel about buying a knife that might have superior materials/fit & finish -but might not be able to be serviced - vs buying a knife that may not be as "unique and interesting" but you know will have good customer service for years to come?