I hit the clearance isle at Walmart this weekend and picked up some cheap knives. I got two Winchester knives for $4.50 each, and a SOG folder for $17.00. I will do some reviews on these after I get to use them a bit. But if you are looking for some gear for your starter kit its a great place to start looking.
They had more than just knives, i saw some flashlights and fishing gear on sale as well. You might want to check out your local Walmart.
Bill and I went to another Walmart on our lunch hour on Monday. I found to multi-tools for $5. They are not the best, and the big one is a little stiff to open, but these are not for EDC. The big one is going to my car kit that im putting together. The other will float till I find a good place for it.