Kj - yes I no doubt think it is an outlier
... remember rare doesn't equal value... sometimes folks pay stupid money for a knife that they want for their collection - I find that patience is a virtue
... Remember knives are like taxis - when you miss one another will come along sooner or later (something dcgm4 - Dave - told me once - in fact i hope Dave is ok as he hasn't been on here in awhile).. If this was a maker in which I had interest I would no way pay that kind of money but perhaps that is me... I have seen a Challenge MOP pen knife sell for many times its true value on eBay - utterly ridiculous but sometimes those bidders who have big wallets and little real knowledge throw a monkey wrench in the mix of market value...
Ray does bring up a valid point - not sure how to discern a shill bidder unless they run the price up to a certain level and drop out completely - not sure but good point! and I imagine sometimes that backfires and the shill bidder wins - and I would assume you will see the knife up for sale again which may be a clue