For those of you who actually use these tools, which do you find to be most useful and in what situations? For example, if you're out on a camping trip, would you prefer to bring an axe or a machete? What style of axe/machete? What do you think are the best quality blades, and who provides the best quality?
I'm all ready to buy a kukri for hiking/backpacking/camping trips. I'm choosing a kukri because it seems to have a wide range of uses due to its unique design. I'm a huge fan of multipurpose tools that can do everything possible, and a kukri is one of those rare multitasking types of blades. Specialized weapons/tools are unbeatable for their intended purposes, but since my purposes vary quite a bit a kukri would be a perfect choice. I'd need it for light wood chopping, cutting, and protection, and a potential ability to rip through bone and muscle (be it a carcass or a muscle tank predator). Has anyone used a kukri before who can comment on its usefulness, and where you should buy a quality one?