Interesting conversation. Really my best two survival knives have been a Kershaw "Antelope Hunter" (I think the still make a newer version
) and a Kershaw "Scamp"
I tend to have one or the other of these two knives with me at any given time and the Antelope Hunter has been my regular camping companion for about 20 years now. We can talk a boatload of theoretical stuff but these are the knives I've actually used in many different situations and that Antelope hunter has always come through and in spite of an awful lot of hard use it still looks almost brand new.