I have long used a standard American type Buck Knife however recently bought a cheapish Spika Browning.
This was an impulse buy at the LGS and I didn’t expect much from it being a very mass produced from a multi national corporation type deal.
I have been very surprised by the ability to sharpen this knife to scalpel like sharpness and it ability to hold that edge for a good while.
It is now my go to knife that i will put in my pocket (when I remember) to take into the field when shooting as I like to gut them quickly and in a place that the gut will be out of peoples way and available to the locals. This knife really cuts through a hide with ease and allows you feel so you dont cut too deep into the guts and open them up making a mess.
This last weekend I shot a small Roo and this knife easily cut through the ribs allowing the upper organs to be removed without too much fuss. After this it still held an edge sharp enough to delicately skin where the hide was thin.
Being all Steel also allows for easy cleaning after use. The only downside is the Gut hook which was a feature that initially attracted me to it. It is probably more me than anything, but it is a part of the knife that is not easily sharpened and was not sharp from new. It really needs a different profile on the edge in this part of the knife.