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What blade would You recommend?

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Hello again.

I've tried to get some help here under different nick yesterday but I got banned for spaming - I guess it was because I did put link to my page in the post - I am sorry for my mistake.

Now I post the same question without any links and hope to get some answers as it is really important for me/us. Thanks in advance.

Me and a couple of my friends created a project - a list of 149 Things that we must do in our lives (I can give link on PM if someone is interested).
We want to show people that even with limited funds and other obstacles You can do amazing things. Moreover - You can make Your dreams come true.

And now back to the "I need advice" part

Our Thing 002 on the list is called: "72 hours with a Knife in a Forest".
There will be 6 of us (at this moment) and we want to spend 72 hours in woods with only "clothes on our back and a knife in a pocket".
No lighetrs, no matches, no food, no water, no nothing :p

And finally the question - what survival knife would You choose for such an event? It has to be multi-functional so we can cut wood, maybe scrape some fish, etc. It will be used for everything.

And how would You do it? You think every one of us should have the same kind of knife? Or should we choose different ones to have more varied equipement?

I would really appriciate some answers as I believe there are many Knife Experts here who can share their wisdom.

Regards :)
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35 bucks....united cutlery pathfinder tactical knife.....7 3/4 inch fixed stainless steel blade...tanto tyle....full tang....serated and straight edge....i beat the snot out of this knife...batoning...finer tasks...comes with an impact resistant sheath and a military style compass
So just to let You guys know that the idea is still alive (I hope I can post link):

We still do not have gear that we will take with us but we have Your every opinion in mind. Specially those on survival!
I'd use a Khukuri. ;)
Especially one that comes with the little accessory knives. Use the sharpener (dull one) for starting fires..and sharpen the little one up and you got a handy little knife.

And whoever suggested cutting down a old japanese katana..should be beaten with a giant stick..especially since ones in good condition are worth several thousand dollars~
Trying to stay in the $40 or less range

1: hatchet Estwing E44A 16-Inch Steel Campers Axe: Patio, Lawn & Garden

2: machete 1-18SBK Machete With Saw Teeth: Sports & Outdoors

3: buck 119 Buck 0119BKS-B Special Fixed Blade Knife: Sports & Outdoors

4: leatherman blast Leatherman 830032 Blast Multitool with Leather Sheath: Home Improvement

5: swiss army explorer Victorinox Swiss Army Explorer with Free Pouch: Sports & Outdoors

6: sog seal pup elite SOG Specialty Knives & Tools E37-N SEAL Pup Elite, Straight Edge, Satin: Home Improvement

Ok, I know the sog is out of your price range. But it is only by $20. If you are going to do this, skip McDonalds 4 times and eat pb&j instead, then put the money saved with your other $40 and buy a really good knife. Plus, you can stash stuff in the pocket of the sheath (fishing kit, fire starter, sharpener, etc) and not really be cheating. If is my knife of choice.
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I have to throw in another vote for the BK2 for those reading this thread.....

Mine is slightly customized with some micarta and leather, but overall this has been and always will be the ultimate 'one' knife for me. Its hard to put into words how good this knife really is. While it doesn't do any one thing perfect, it can do just about anything you can image with above average performance.

For me, its the perfect compromise between big and small. While personally I would classify this as a 'big' knife, its not a 10" Busse.

If I could only walk into the woods with ONE thing, it would be this knife.
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