I have been using Pinnacle from Woodcraft. They are not the most expensive and seem to hold an edge.
Bob…Here are some basic lathe gouges that will get you started. They are a good set to get going with and not overly expensive. Hope this helps.
If your just starting out at the lathe (like me), you'd be amazed at the dirt cheap knives you can get on ebay and online.
I've had good luck with Benjanin's Best Brand from P.S.I (Penn State Industrie's) they are reasonably priced and good quality. I also use their Barracuda2 T/N Plated Special Edition Lathe Key Chuck System.