I was recently put onto the outdoor edge swing blade knives with the gut hook but too poor to pay $60 for a knife so I paid $10 for just the gut hook. I currently have several of the cheapo Walmart Remington fixed blade gut hook knives and a buck 110 hunter 100th anniversary I'm afraid of losing and don't much like a folder for field dressing deer cause junk gets inside of them. The Remington knives don't hold an edge and are kind of large. My best friend makes custom knives mainly out of old files because the steel is so hard and they hold a good edge and using Japanese water stones he shaves his beard with them. He keeps hinting that i need to buy one but I'm not really sure what to have him make. He says he can do skinners, puko's i think they are, or anything. I'm also open to factory suggestions other than the replaceable blade knives. Will be used to clean deer, rabbits, etc. What do you prefer and why?