The Cold Steel SRK for the second on that price range. I assume the Amazon offer is still with the kydex sheath. It's a camp knife, utility knife, foraging knife. Plenty good for preparing campfire wood. Beefy is the word.
For a tight budget and ultralight utility look at the Mora knives. Good skinner and okay lighter gage fire prep knife. Read the reviews and watch the videos. Not pry bars but I'd not turn my nose up at one.
This RAT-3 model features a black coated blade with a plain edge and a tan micarta handle. The Ontario RAT-3 is an excellent outdoor knife that will stand the test of time. This RAT-3 model is outfitted with 1095 carbon steel blade that has been coated with a durable black finish. The canvas...
Cold Steel. German D2 blade, full tang through a krayton material grip. The tang is actually thicker and wider than a KA-Bar. Blade is the same length as a KA-Bar and a little thicker. Machined pommel. Kydex sheath. MidwayUSA had them for about 50-60 dollars.
I’m liking it so far.
I have $90 mora Garberg with a 4" blade. Great general use knife. So is a bench made pukko. A mora Kansbol is $30, super sharp, and very tough.
I have a Finnish made seaxe that I'd carry in liue of a hatchet or in big bad animal country. It's about a 10" blade
A buck general is a sharp, wicked combat style knife that's much much sharper than a ka bar. It's about a 7.5" blade.
I don't much care for the current fad of coated blade knives. I don't want that coating on my sharpening equipment or in my food. It always comes off and looks awful. You should oil it with mineral oil anyway, so why not have uncoated carbon, or if wetness is a consideration, go with stainless.
If you don't have one, get yourself a quality forest axe with a 26" handle.
If I had the money, I'd get one of these from knifemakers on Bladeforums. The first was $350ish, the 2nd & 3rd are $200ish .
The 4th one is not very practical other than being a stabby stick but I can appreciate the craftsmanship. $300ish