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The Cold Steel SRK is what I was given to use during Arctic Survival training. The instructors swore by them. The same knives were given to students all winter long and beaten on. They stood up well to the abuse. I got one after that and it’s been my go to backpacking/outdoor knife since.
For those interested, they stopped using the standard AF bolt knife at Arctic Survival because they become brittle in the extreme cold.
you get what you pay for. the SRK is - or was- a good knife. I still have two - one is my general hunting knife in my pack, holds an edge, rubber grip is grippable with wet, cold, blood. I have given them as gifts to friends and relatives going to the sand box and mountains overseas, all seemed to like them and kept them. Never liked the aircrew survival nife - heavy and never held an edge. I got a WWII Kabar issued to me, still in good shape but in my "collection" pile . there are better designs for knives. you need to determine what you want the knife to do. Size, weight, job function all matter. Heck - a screwdriver may be better for your truck, depending on what you want it to do. Remember to oil the knife - they will rust up sitting in a truck box or under a seat.