I know it is very hard to narrow it down to just one or two of your favorite knife manufactures but try! If necessary give a top 3. It can be a custom knife maker or a factory maker, any and all are welcome!
1. Benchmade. All series really cant find a bad one.
2. Spyderco. Again all series allthough not sold on the Byrd's yet.
4. ESEE formerly RAT cutlery.
5. Ontario Knife Co. (use mainly RAT designs I think they are same manufacturer.)
6. CRKT some of the best knives going for the money.
7. Spartan Knives
8. Mission Knives (allthough yet to afford one.)
9. Buck - still making some of the best bang for the buck (no pun inteneded)
10. SOG seem to have a good value going atm.
customs- anything Les George, Elishiwitz, or John Landi