Most years I work up 2 or 3 moose and a caribou or 2 . The single most efficient and useful knife going today is the Outdoor Edge " Swing Blade " !!
The concave blade is the best design I've ever used for all the opening cuts in the hide then swing it around and the clip point works great for skinning and taking the animal apart. Including taking the head off at the first vertibrea.
I like and need lots of knives. When doing a moose at 40 below you need several skinning and butchering knives because the liquids instantly freeze onto the blade and build up to where you no longer have a knife in your hand but kinda a stick. I use a fixed blade unzipper " concave edge " . A Game Skinner both Outdoor Edge and a few fixed blade knives including several commercial Dexter knives with the White nylon and black nylon handles.
I need to get off my ass and put handles on 2 Russel blades I picked up. One is a buffalo skinner blade shape and the other has a blunt point and shallow radius convex curve to it. I've got a smaller bull caribou rack that I'm going to make the handles from. Caribou antler is one of the toughest materials in nature and makes great knife handles.
My first concave blade knife was a Gerber fixed blade with a carbon fiber/ synthetic button on the tip. I did a few sitka
Blacktails and a few moose with it then gave it to a good friend who has done several moose with it.
I HATE. I mean I REALLY REALLY HATE!!! Hair on my meat. And I'm not much for pussy footing around when working up an animal to move it. By cutting the hide from inside out it reduces cut hair by 90% .