Kershaw, byrd, cold steel, buck, Victorinox, Mora, all make really good knives that cannot be called Cheap rather inexpensive. And I have had times like when I was in college and graduate school when I could not afford a very expensive knife and sometimes didnt have enough for a cup of coffee. And knives from these companies served me very well. I did a thread a few years ago about good knives under $45. I talked about knives even $10 and less. As I recall there were a lot of other suggestions besides the ones that I made.