The knife makers can stop making limited edition knives and make enough knives so that everyone who wants one can buy one. The very term: "Limited Edition" implies that there are only so many to go around and the more people want them, the more they will have to pay. The makers don't do this because they don't want to sell more knives, they do it to generate interest and hype in their products. In the case of the St. Nick's Native 4V, they and Spyderco decided either how many they wanted to buy, or how many Spyderco would be willing to make for them. As an example, the DLT PM2 in M390 was like a license to print money. DLT sold out their runs in less than an hour. They sent out emails and created hype way ahead of time. It's just smart business. My guess is that they were limited by Spyderco to how many would be made for them since they could have obviously sold far more. Btw DLT was selling their Dealer Exclusive for just a little more than the run of the mill S30V which implies that Spyderco is already demanding a huge premium with their Sprint Runs which sell for far more than what DLT priced their M390 at. Or, you can complain when other people have what you want and won't sell it at your price. Friend.