My favorite survival knife is my becker bk7. This knife is super strong and useable for batoning, skinning, daily camp chores etc…. It is a full tang knife providing excellent strength. This knife holds an excellent being of 1095 steel although it isn’t stainless or rust proof. However, the coating that comes on this blade is extremely durable. It is one of the thickest blades I’ve ever seen. The knife is very well balanced and is one of the most reasonably priced good of the “good” knives. I’m really happy with knife and in fact like all of the becker series knives. I don’t think you can go wrong with one.