Hey guys, I'm looking to pick up my first fixed blade knife for general preparedness (and SHTF) use and have decided to take a look at Ka-Bars. Good, long reputation for being tough as nails and plentiful, from what I've heard. Trouble is, I don't know the first thing about where to buy and which one(s) to look for. There seems to be a lot of variety of Ka-Bar types out there (e.g. 1212, 1271, etc). All I know is that I need to stay away from stainless steel and than a synthetic grip's probably a good idea. I could use your guys' knowledge here!