Do you mean cold steel? Cold steel make fine blades. many companies do. Like a handgun these days, many make a fine weapon/tool so buying a POS really isn't as much of a risk as it was. A knife and Gun all come down to personal preference now. I like Glock for my personal firearm, and Benchmade for my knife.
Good survival knife....can't go wrong with a Marine KABAR. SOG makes a line of really good survival knives. You don't want anything fancy really for a survival knife. You need a carbon steel blade, not too long or heavy. No fine point....and you want a single edge.