I've been a fan of Mora knives since the mid-80's.
I have one of these in my AEDC (Almost Every Day Carry) bag:
My #2 would be my Cold Steel SRK Kraton or my Ontario M6 Pilot Survival Knife.
I love the feel of the SRK, but I have a soft spot in my heart for the M6.
Another option to look at is the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate or the Gerber Prodigy.
I have the Ultimate in my Bug Out Bag and the Prodigy on my Battle Belt.
I also picked up a Cold Steel GI Tanto. Solid blade, but a little too big for anything but big chopping jobs, IMHO.
All were under $100 new.