A buddy of mine, ex marine is going hunting in January and knowing me as the knife nut, asked for recommendations for a good fixed blade. I've actually never been hunting and have never skinned any animals so I come to you gents, fellow knife nuts, for some help. Only needs are $200 budget, fixed blade, he isn't looking to use it exclusively as just a skinner so some versatility will be good. He isn't picky about handle material, or steel. Also, excuse any ignorances in my post. Fixed blades I own tend to be smaller edc sizes used for food prep/yard & house work & small outdoors tasks.