I prefer a stainless steel knife, 5 1/2 ” blade, serrated, with saw tooth top, non metal grip wrapped with leather cord or paracord. The guard should have two holes , one on either side. Leather sheath with whetstone on one side , magnesium firestarter with steel striker on other. Steel pommel nut in case steel firestarter lost. Stainless will not start fire.
Best combo stainless knife & stainless hatchet…no rust. No metal grip to stick to hand in below 0 weather.