A lot of hams equate high quality with cost. The once cheap and common Navy flameproof CTE-26003 key is SELLING for upwards of $199.00 on ePay. It is a nice key, but it is not a $150 key. Even one the Zed I am seeing asking prices running over $100.00. I paid a goodly amount for my Amplidan; it was a one time treat... but on the other hand I paid less than the eBay selling prices for the Navy Flameproof key for my Marconi 365B. Even the PB213 Marconi replica made by Phil, G0NVT is about the same price as what some of the silly prices that the flameproof keys are selling for. The Navy key is nice, but it does not hold settings as well as the commercial RO class marine keys. The and Amplidan Marconi keys are a bit fugly, but nothing beats their feel and touch. Same for the Magnakeyer, the best paddle, and the lowest cost, paddle that I own. I also own a Begali Blade, but G3YUH's eHam review brings it down to earth: Time Owned: 3 to 6 months. One should not get carried with singing the praises of the Blade simply because it looks good, I agree It is a nice key and very well made, but it uses the old flat spring tensioner idea as both pivot and tensioner, this by it's very nature is resistive, OK if you like that in a key, but compare it with an Amplidan or a Marconi 365 and it's simply no contest, a fine action key in my book should be able to be set so light that you can just blow on the finger guard to send code, you can't do that with a Blade no matter how it is adjusted..