The Elk is a multi-purpose design for general elk and deer hunting as well as a camp knife. Considerable study and field-testing went into the design to make this a knife of choice for serious hunters. Made from 5/32" steel, this knife is sturdy enough for heavy use, but has a nice balance. The average hunter can field dress and skin and quarter 6 to 7 deer or 2-4 elk before sharpening. If you carry one knife, this is our recommendation. A lightweight version made from 1/8" steel is available.