A few weeks ago I told you about Shun knives and how much I love them. I understand that the knives are very expensive and really don't fit into most people's budgets for a knife. Here is my absolute favorite affordable alternative, Rada Cutlery.
These knives are SHARP and extremely durable. You can get this awesome knife on Amazon for around $9. I first discovered these knives in an Amish community in Western PA and bought a paring knife and a chef's dicer. I bought those knives about 14 years ago and they are still incredibly sharp and have maintained a perfect edge.
What is your favorite bargain item that is just as good or better than the big name brand?