People tell me, "your knives are kind of expensive" and they are. I spend a great deal of time searching out great quality knives from the 1970's - 1990'sproduced in the USA, Seki, Japan and Solingen, Germany because I like the quality, style and manufacturing used during that period of time.
Excellent condition knives produced 30-50 years ago are not easy to locate especially when you cannot see the knives and handle them like I used to when Knife Shows and Estate Sales were prolific before Covid 19. That was my primary method to obtain high quality knives since 2009.
Fitzwillies has completed over 1,000 transactions with only 2 knives returned; one had a defect I did not see before listing it and one did not fit the purchasers hand. Descriptions and photographs require hours of effort and research. What you see is what you get.