I'm not sure if anyone has noticed this yet but just about every vendor is seriously dropping the prices of their blades for the summer. BG has them unwired for 108 Absolute and the new needablade.com have them german wired for 129 The Leon Paul UK site has them wired for 108 (converted from GBP) Fencing post has them wired for 116 This isn't just for epee too, the foils are also discounted. I can't for the life of me fathom why. It seems like everyone is clearing stock for some reason. Anyone wanna make some guesses as to why? I can't imagine BF was going out of business considering how ubiquitous they are, and even if they were people would be hoarding the blades, prices/demand would go up not down. The only reason me and my teammates can think of would be: the FIE is dropping their status as an FIE blade (which to me is unthinkable) some vendor is introducing a new style of blade that will make people not want to buy BFs BF is putting out a new model that is rendering this one obsolete BF is expanding and it is becoming cheaper to manufacture Can anyone think of other reasons or can someone who runs a store explain the price drop?