Having grown up in the suburbs, currently living in the city, my experience with skinning game resides in small game, nothing much larger than a raccoon, opossom, or large waterfowl. I have no experience hunting or processing large game. I find that, in the context of small game, knives with handles are ungainly and do not provide a precision-oriented surface to work with. Be it a knife, or a razor blade with a handle, I find it much easier and more efficient to process my small game with a razor blade over a knife. Every time I have attempted to process small game with a blade with a handle my efficiency has been slowed, and less precise...the handle just gets in the way when it comes to skinning and gutting. I can use a small handle-less blade more like a pencil. A handled blade, I would compare more to a paint brush...less precise. Were I to utilize primitive methods, I would prefer obsidian(non-indigenous) or other stone flakes over a blade with a handle. Keep in mind, this is relative to small game only. The only cases I would have a larger tool is for cutting off the feet and the head, which can be done more efficiently with various types of pruning sheers. As I am unexperienced in large game, I understand that a blade with a handle may be more useful for processing larger carcasses, especially those with more fat on them. What kind of blade do you prefer for small game? Do you utilize different blades for different sizes of animals? Do you find handled knives ungainly for smal game, or have some sort of trick I am unaware of to make processing small game easier with a handled knife? My hunters knife is decent for working with wood, and might be decent for processing deer, but when processing squirrel, I have found that the hunters knive will not work nearly as effectively as a razor. Tips? Inisght? Experience? Please share.