I shot and harvested my first deer this weekend with a bow and was glad to have the MKC Blackfoot on my hip. This knife is small enough to be easy to handle, yet big enough to process the entire deer. I'm a rookie and needed all the help I could get when gutting, skinning, quartering, and deboning. this animal. Even wet and bloody, the knife held firm in my hand. If you don't have a Montana Knife Company Knife, start with this one. It won't be your last. Thanks MKC Team. Please.....take my money.