Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Ok, so maybe no single knife can do it all, but I've been on the hunt for the best all around performer for backpacking, bushcraft, and survival applications. I didn't want to have to carry several implements since I've already got a large pack, so I wanted one knife that could chop, cut, and break things as necessary. I went back and forth, but ultimately decided to go with the Medford Bonfire. This is a beastly knife at 0.3" thickness of CPM-3V steel. The blade is 7.5" and the overall is 13". This thing will outperform the Gransfors Small Forest Axe at chopping and the edge retention from the 3V and double hollow grind is ridiculous. Curious to know what ONE knife you would take with you if you had to go into the backcountry alone and why.