I bought an 8-inch stainless steel survival knife from Harbor Freight last week for $8.99 on sale. There is a coupon in Guns or Guns and Ammo Magazine that would have brought it down to $6.99. It seems to be made of pretty sturdy materials and has a hollowed out handle with a compass and a little survival kit. Here is my review: Knife Review: Gordon 8-inch Hunting/Survival Knife I figure it's pretty hard to go wrong with a knife at this price. However, if you are a hero going in harm's way in Afghanistan, you might want to invest a tad more.