United Cutlery got a much smaller shipment of the EWS than expected. Originally I believe we had 40 on order, then at the beginning in April they said we'd only get 25, in reality we only got 8. So if you had one on order chances are you'll be getting a refund. Some places have it in stock though, but the prices tend to be jacked up. Still, this is bound to become the hardest to find of the UC LOTR line, being the most limited of all swords produced (probably totally less than 1000 produced). So if you want it I would try to find it quickly.