Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife, Plain Edge.
The first version of this knife (with a partly serrated edge) was insanely successful, due to its high quality, practical design, and very reasonable price. I like this version better. Gerber did everything right, including putting the knife in reach of even the humblest at around $52. Now you, too, can parachute into some loathsome part of the world, eat stuff that makes you puke, and return home little worse for the experience. --DEP
There were a staggering number of companies, big and small, showing off their newest knives at SHOT Show this year. We waded through the crowds and pulled out these selections as the best new knives of 2012.