Benchmade Barrage 581 is my pocket EDC so that will always be there. Always have a Mora, most recently a Robust model, in the pack as a security blanket.
Winter: Gransfors Scandinavian Forest Axe, Fiskars 21" Bow saw, Becker BK2.
Summer: Estwing leather hatchet (meh), Corona 10" folding saw (this is an awesome saw and even better value at $20), Schrade Extreme SCHF9 (this is also an incredible value at $30).
Ripped through a boat load of other gear that broke at the worst times in moderate to heavy extended use. Most recent was a Gerber folding saw that broke last spring on the third stroke of a hundred mile hike.... These combos above work well for me with much redundancy designed-in.
You do not need to spend a ton of money for good sound gear in this arena.
I may be tool heavy but I'm not a tool.
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do." - E.E. Hale - "The Man Without a Country"