I'd get a folder if I were you (OP). Lots of good knife/knive companys out there. Besides one previously mentioned some names that come to mind SOG/BUCK/GERBER/CKT/ETC. I must own over 80 knives and maybe 5 axe/hachets. Yeah I know got it bad since I was a boy.
Wanna recommend a fix blade that won't break the bank, ten bucks plus shipping comes w/sheath Mossy Oak Hunting Tanto Blade: Hunting : Walmart.com
Very sad to say most knives nowadays come from "China".
Some of the cheap Chinese junk IMO is/are brands Remington/Winchester just two that come to mind.
Thread also reminded me I traded a set of spurs the other day(Mexican) for a Camillous brand knive worth about $125+ nib. Even Schrade nowadays is owned by Taylor and comes from China.
Oh BTW if you carry it out in public and blades to long You might need a CWL if You are old enough and don't have one, just a thought.