Here is a knife made for use.  I call them skinning knives because they work great for taking the hides off from
deer, elk, and moose.  I've used this type of knife to skin the deer I've harvested hunting over the years and I have
satisfied customers in Montana that use my skinning knives to process the elk they harvest.  This one is 7 3/8
inches long from blade tip to handle butt end.  The blade is made from Georgetown Texas Flint and is hafted into a
curly ash handle.  I do use modern epoxy to fix the blade into the handle so that the purchaser can have the
confidence that the blade will not come out of the haft.  I cover the hafting area with authentic pine pitch glue that I
make.  This is a super working knife that will hold up to light duty butchering of animals.