He could hire employees, but then they wouldn't be custom and handmade by him anymore, now would they. On top of that, I know that knife makers don't make much money from making knives. He may be successful as a knife maker, but that by no means makes it so he has the income in order to hire people to produce things for him. If you really want one so badly, then take the time to look for one. Post WTBs on a few forums. I see you're not a paying supporter of our forum. That may be a good place to start. I've owned 4 or 5 Megas over the last year, and have never sold one for more than I paid. If you don't want to spend $70 on one then that is your decision, but if you're willing to pay $59, what's the big deal about $11. So you can't go out to coffee for a few days, or a night at the bar. It's not that big of a deal if you consider that you're paying for the real deal and not supporting someone who has blatantly stolen a well thought out design.