I have many of each brand.
But what exactly are we comparing:
(1) C&J calf vs Alden calf? If so, C&J Benchgrade calf or Handgrade calf? Or perhaps C&J "Peal & Co." calf models? If, for example, we are comparing C&J Handgrade calf, and considering the price difference, it is not even an apples to apples comparision.
(2) C&J shell vs. Alden shell? If so, the C&J shell models made for RL or the C&J factory stock shell models?