I purchased a Randall Model 14 (a snub-nosed M14) many years ago. Used it through the last half of my law enforcement career (both she and I are retried now).
This knife was carried every day in both its original sheath and in many others I made or purchased for it. It was used for everything from opening packages to cutting the often mentioned seat belts. (Yes Virginia, you can cut seat belts with a plain edge but years ago we mostly just unbuckled them, they rarely jam.)
My M15 has the stainless blade with the teeth cut into the top edge. It has a heft and balance that shouts quality, fit and finish are first rate. Mine came with the finger grooves which I had to remove as my hands are average to small in size. You might want to handle the M14 with grooves to see how it fits your hand.
The blade has been used (almost abused) over the years but has never chipped, rusted or failed to perform in any way. Being stainless, it is a bit more difficult to sharpen than my other Randalls, all of which are carbon steel. The micarta handles are full of nicks and dings but likewise have never failed to perform. They sometimes become a bit slippery if wet. I kept mine roughed up a bit with coarse sandpaper to prevent this.
There are more and less expensive fixed blade knifes out there but in my opinion you will find the Model 14/15 a great value for your money. This knife worked for a living for many years, did everything I ever asked, and earned her retirement.