Well, in that you're going to have a conflict between the ka-bar and kukri. The Ka-bar has a better blade shape and size for skinning, but just doesn't have the mass for chopping. Kukri is the chopping King in my oppinon. Overall though, I guess it also depends on what kind of stuff you're chopping as well. Ka-bar should be good enough for smaller things, and heck, I've got an Ontario Spec Plus Marine that I was able to chop down a tree with but it just requires a little more work. Based on what your using it for I would probably go with the Ka-bar. What brand and model was the Kukri your looking at?what's the best all around skinner/chopper
Those are some nice looking knives :thumb:Kabar Kukri is good. They make a Cutlass Machete that chops too, probably not as good as a kukri. Kabar makes a smaller Camp knife with a nice belly for chopping and possibly skinning.
An Ontario Quartermaster has a nice shape.
Very seldom will you find a do it all tool. Ideal set up would be a chopper and bushcraft knife.
Ontario Marine bayonet is full tang. Chop, stab, and lash to a stick or AR or Mossberg.