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    Your Three Cheapest knives that ACTUALLY performed

    The "regrettable purchases" thread made me think about which crap knives, or insane bargains have worked out the best for you.

    My top three bargain buys are:

    $5 Kiwi Nakiri
    €10 Icel Petty/gyuto
    $25 Fujiwara FKH 120(ish) petty

    Honorable mention goes to a Yamawaku nakiri, Global G2 chef, and my Boker King Cutter straight that I found at the St. Lawrence Market for all of $10 I think it was never sharpened, and stropped a handful of times in its 75 or so years.

    So, how about you guys?
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    Dexter Carbon Steel Chinese Cleaver - originally purchased years ago for about $23 or so.
    Stainless Japanese paring knife - $25
    Dexter Russell fillet knife with the blade height ground down and reshaped to my spec - less than $20.

    I love these knives. If I had to, I know I could survive with only these three knives.
    Michael
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    Can't really think of 3, so just the one. Eden VG10 parer. Cost me £22.50 and it is great value, especially for a linen micarta handle, damascus pattern and VG10. Can't complain at all

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    I don't know if the CCK counts, but it should. The other obvious choice is the $5 victorinox paring knife that I love.

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    Mac Superior santoku parer, think I paid $26 new...wifeys favorite.
    Forschner serrated parer. Paid $3 new...definately got my moneys worth out of it.
    Not a kitchen knife, but fits in good value/ use from a cheapie...
    Opinel carbone #5 pocket knife. Paid $7 new...opened one million and one boxes with it. Keens up with ease, nice and thin, and carbon to boot.
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    I forgot about our two Victorinox parers. Actually, my wife's 3 parer choices were all very cheap. That is, or course, until her first custom comes in I think I'm more excited about it than she is! Haha
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    A Ran Damascus parer I got off Amazon for $35 - VG-10 damascus, and every bit as good as the only Shun people like. I let a friend talk me into selling it to him.

    A Kanemasa 12 cm petty I got for $20, shipped.

    A Sabatier Yatagan carving knife for $25. This one is going to a friend, too.

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    1. CCK 1303 cost about $30.00
    2. Forgecraft 8" chefs. Cost: $20-25.00
    3. Old Hickory bull nosed butcher (best thing for breaking down chicken, beats the laser thin stuff hands down imo) Cost $10.00

    Honorably Mention
    1. Miracle blade steak knives-better than wusthoff, henckels....at a fraction of the price.
    2. Vicky paring-cost $2.50-5.00

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    Just one, as the rest of my now-unused collection is made up of knives that have an inverse proportion of price to performance.

    My $9 KAI PureKomachi2 "bread" knife was a terrific bargain. After a year of regular use it has been relegated to sandwich knife duties while I enjoy my Henry-handled Tojiro ITK 270 bread knife. I only hope that Mike's epoxy lets go when the time comes to replace the blade! It is truly an incredible performer at the Tojiro's regular selling price of less than $70 including shipping.
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    Fujiwara FKH 120mm petty $35
    Eskilstuna 270mm scimitar in 12c27 $6
    Cladded carbon 160mm practice knife from jns $6
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