I have approx 350 Canal Street Knives and they are all great knives....fit & finish on mine are great. I believe the prices are going up since they closed the factory and they seem to be less and less available.
I was very fortunate to have a couple of connections at Canal Street and was able to grab up quite a few one of a kind knives and of course some of the customs as well. I have a Mastodon Tooth and a Mastodon bone barlow as well as 13 Pinch Lock backs that have the Burl Etching on them. I also have some Protypes that never went into production past the sample stages.
I am a Die Hard Schrade fan so the cross-over to Canal Street was an easy choice.
I truly believe that folks that have Canal Street knives, are sitting on these knives, either because they are like Phil and I (Collectors) or they are holding out for higher prices before they bring them out.....just my opinion though.