It’s easy to love beautiful expensive knives. As a lifelong gun collector, I have some mortgage payments hanging in my gun room, but my favorite is a little single shot bolt action Remington 22 that I got as a kid years ago. While the Anschutz’s and Kimbers sleep in the gun room, this little Remington sleeps with me in a corner of my bedroom. That said, I would love to see pictures of your favorite inexpensive knives. A Case sodbuster for example is all the knife we really need. Anything beyond that is gravy. I bought this on Ebay, from China and I paid $12 bucks plus a couple more for shipping. I bought “knowing” it was going to be junk but I wanted to take it apart in order to use as templates so I could replicate in good steel and stag. Much to my surprise, this is a nice knife! I have been in precision manufacturing my entire life so I know good machining when I see it. The damascus is actually etched but done very nicely and the steel is laminated with some very hard steel sandwiched in between the softer, etched stuff. I am just amazed at how well made this is for less than $20 bucks delivered! The price of a good cigar now. I post this just to show that there are all sorts of well made knives out there and at all prices. I remember all too well, 40 years ago having to make painful, monthly decisions as to whether to buy diapers or heating oil or food? The baby always ate and was warm and dry but I had holes in my shoes and my wife and I ate spaghetti and beans every day for years.