Originally Posted by Snubbie
I'm very bad to lose knives, therefore, I don't buy expensive knives. I've had good luck with Gerbers. I carry several, a couple on my belt and one or two in my pack. They sharpen and hold an edge reasonably well. If I lose one, it's not the end of the world. I don't use a gut hook, though I may have to try one of those "Flip & Zip" deals.
This reminds me of a crazy thing that happened to me years ago. I lost a good pocket knife while hunting and had no clue where I lost it.
Then some years later I was back in the same area hunting when I set up to do some prone varmint type shooting across a small valley.
I was trying to get comfortable but something was sticking into me near my leg . So I reached down to brush away this annoying rock and low and behold I found my knife! The blades were still ok as it was stainless but the body was brass and had gone green with corrosion and the timber handle was dried and cracked but I refurbished it back to good as new.
We are creatures of habit!