To be honest buddy now days I use knives in the kitchen fat more than I use them outdoors so why not get a good strong food prep knife such as this and carry it hiking/Camping just in case. I think unless you are doing some serious detailed wood carving it would work just fine.
Just got back from spending a few nights in Sequoia National Park. Hiked out about 6 miles before setting up camp in between two beautiful lakes. Anyways was the first chance to try out some new toys: my kit knife and my modified sog hand axe. I don't have any pics of them in the field as I was most likely having to much fun, but here is some pics from unpacking. I did the leather myself so go easy! I know both blades and sheaths are not perfect but they work for me :thumbup: