I know, I know, it's what matters to me, my personal preference, mission specific, etc. etc. And of course I can't choose because I have one glaring question...WHICH is MORE UTILIZED? Would an AXE/Hatchet/Tomahawk be the more relied upon tool or would a machete/kukri be more useful. And by "most useful" I mean in the scenarios of making camp for leisure AND making camp in survival...with a family of 4 kids and a wife. Obviously there'd be need for fire wood, small structure building, and path/foliage clearing. A mostly sedentary fat slob dad (me) is operating the axe/blade in these scenarios and I'm loaded with arthritis. Which is harder on the body physically or cardiovascularly. Which lengths of axe/blade to use for optimal weight/heavy cutting ratio. Thanks for your patience and good ideas!