- Joined Apr 1, 2016
If you don't think that longer edge retention, smaller acute angles, ease of sharpening, thinner blades, and better fit and finish make a more expensive knife "better," then I guess you're right. Some cheap knives are acceptable, but that doesn't equate to being on par with their pricier counterparts. You may place higher value on your money than knife performance, but that doesn't alter the fact that better knives are better.
I never put a whole lot of money into my private set of knives, never more than 50 bucks for one knife. It all comes down to personal preference, but I don't think expensive knives necessarily are better than their cheaper counterparts