Just thought I'd start this little thread, about knives that, in your opinion, have shaped the way we think about knives and the outdoors, in particular, bushcraft and woodcraft. Might also be useful for people looking for something new, or a very brief review as to why I think they are mentionable.
So here we are, these, IMO, are some knives that have really played a part in the outdoor world.
The bowie knife (ok, I know this is an over used, and a rather general, term, and that it's not a terribly practical knife for bushcraft, but it sure is recognisable)
Marbles Woodcraft; a true classic, one of the grandfathers of sheath knives
Marbles Ideal; again, a real timeless design. Many, many spinoffs
Fallkniven F1; for many THE knife to own and use for bushcraft
Mora Training Knife; THE best value all purpose knife?
Frost's Clipper; as above!
Woodlore Knife; what more needs to be said? We all know it, some love it, some loathe it.
Ka-bar USMC classic; again, a legendary design
The Nessmuk; quite possibly the original bush knife. It has a lot going for it
Jimmy Lile Rambo Knives; they inspired hundreds of spinoffs (maybe it was a spinoff of some Randalls, but that doesn't matter), including the
Aitor Jungle King; an over copied design that works for many
The Puukko; a true outdor knife, hundeds of variants and really versatile
Opinel; the Mora of pocket knives? IMO, underused and real value
The Swiss Army Knife (AKA the SAK!): not the cheap chinese made copies, but the real deal from Victorinox or Wenger. Again, really under-estimated, given its capabilites
Leatherman; the 2 definitive designs have to be the original PST and the Wave, both have helped a lot of people get out of sticky situations
The British Army Pocket/Clasp Knife; was this your first serious clasp knife? Built like a tank and has been inhabiting Britains army surplus shops for nearly a hundred years.
The Demo Knife; essentially the US equivalent of our british army clasp knfe
The Scout Knife; civilian version of the above, designed for scouts, very useful.
The Spyderco; loads of models and very strong, certainly one of the better modern knife makers around.
The Buck 110; a classic clip point hunting lockback, and with out a doubt the most copied locking knife ever.
Thats about it, I can't really think of any more right now, but please add your own and comment on what I've put!