A question for the knife community. Make money and expand Vs. support local community? I am wrestling with a defining moment for Heritage knives. Make money to better support my family or continue to pay more for materials produced in the U.S. Everything used in Heritage knives are made with in a 10 hour drive of the front door of the shop. After talking to others in the industry, I have found that I could make a lot more money and continue to produce a quality product at a lower price. The upside to this is I could have more money to expand the business and more people could buy and use Heritage knives. The downside is I would no longer be able to support small US businesses that have higher overhead because they operate fully in the US. Emotionally this is an easy question - continue to support the small businesses like me so that we can all prosper and not just me. However when I compete against other companies that are able to get materials at a fraction of what I pay, do I have a responsibility to my family and the business to stay competitive? My question is as long as they are getting a quality blade, does the community really care where it is made, and if they do are they willing to pay a little extra to support small U.S. companies?