For me I have a few knives that are $100 or less.
Blackhawk pointman-mobile prybar that I use for hard tasks.
Spyderco endura-I own the Zdp-189 version and I use mine for food prep and cardboard cutting at home.
Kershaw blur-my go to knife when I can't decide what my day will be like. Plus having it in different colors and steels is fun to choose between.
Kershaw speedform 2-a sort of classy well built smaller folder with great elmax steel.
I have also ordered a spyderco paramilitary, benchmade griptilian, and spyderco native so I'm sure those are great choices.