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?