If no one will buy them for that price Spiderco will lower the price. If enough people will buy them for that price to cover their costs and turn a profit then, yes the price is justified. If you don't like the price, don't buy one. Or purchase the machinery and raw materials and start making your own. Yes, I pay market value + taxes, just like everyone else. The reason gas is expensive is mostly because it is so heavily taxed, not because the "evil oil companies" are out to get you. If the government would stop messing with the free market gas prices would be a fraction of what they are now. Did you know an oil company only makes about $0.08 in profit on a gallon of gasoline?