Dexter Russell Cutlery is probably the best kitchen knife company you haven't heard about! A lot of their knives are used in institutional and food services industries. I was in my local Fresh Market store not long ago and saw one of their butchers using a Dexter Russell knife. Because of their use in food services, they put a lot of focus on NSF approvals for sanitary conditions. Their handles are specially made to reduce germ contamination.
Dexter Russell Knives are mostly considered low priced, with only 1 product line hitting the medium price range. Product lines earning rave reviews include: