Ok, so Im sure this has likely been discussed previously, but i've got my sights set on a survival knife. I know which one i want and im not changing my mind. However, it is available in both a fine edge and a combo (fine and serrated) edge. The combo is 50% fine 50% serrated. The serrated is at the bottom near the handle. I've read just about every survival article, blog, tips, etc that is available on the web and all of them say the same 2 things; 1)"Depends on what you want the knife to do" and 2) "its a matter of personal preference". I agree that #2 is definately a factor and will likely drive the bulk of the replies that i get from this. However, my beef is with #1. If i was talking about an EDC fixed blade or a bush knife, etc, then yes, it depends. But im talking about a survival knife. A knife you are lucky enough to have had the foresight to pack or bring along before you headed out becuase of the potential for a situation. So my answer to #1 is that i want the knife to help me survive. This means it needs to perform the tasks that both knives excel at becuase i dont know what my situation will be and what i will need it to do over all. Is that like uber generic, yes; obvious; yes again; how that affect which knife i purchase, no so much. There are pro's and con's to both blade styles and i suspect that most of us are aware of what they are. Having said that, im asking for advice on which blade type to get. I dont want to debate over what knife brand is better than the next, what type of steel is better, or which make and model you like to carry. Thats all for another exciting thread. I already know which one i want. Im just asking for the advice of my forum friends to help me decide blade style . Hope you understand my intention of trying to focus the conversation here. Some pertinent details that may help narrow it down... I'm in New York, so no desert or rainforest survival situations for me. Likely exposures to a potential situation would be from a hunting/camping trip gone wrong in a northeast woodsey/forest setting. Weather is plenty hot in the summer and plenty cold with the potential for ice/snow in the winter. Im not a survival expert, but i am an experienced camper, but only a novice hunter; also a former boyscout who still has a love for being in the woods . Also you shold kow that the combo is 50% fine and 50% serrated. The serrated portion is at the bottom near the handle. So any thoughts?