We probably have that much, if not more, in retail, tied up in our knives. Granted we bought most at a "Going out of business sale" with upto 40% off. The first thing I see that would concern me is the total difference in butt/haft design of each knife. The series of knives we bought all have the same design, butt/haft. Personally, that would prevent me from purchasing them, regardless.
Regarding the price tag on anything, I'd much rather pay a premium for quality that will last, then keep buying cheap that has to continually be replaced. Doing the latter usually ends up costing more in the long run.
Emeralds are real Gems! C. caninus & C. Batesii.