I have a lot of knives that cost around $35.00. I abuse them so spending more on a high quality knife is silly for me. They get dull becuase of the way I use them so I sharpen them often. If I was using an expensive knife it would get dull just as fast as a cheaper knife and I would have to sharpen it as well. Some of these knives I’ve had for many years and I haven’t broken them so feel like It’s a good choice. I have a beautiful custom that is a closet queen, I guess I should take it out and use it.