In looking at people gear lists, it seems that Havalon knives seem to get the nod these days. I don't have any experience with this system, but it seems to me the blades would be flimsy. Of course, if they are mainly used for skinning and caping, then they would probably be the ticket. I am just wonder if this system is better than the traditional folders. Do you use these knives just for caping or are they used as your general duty knife as well on your backpack tripsl?
A couple of years ago, I upgraded my knife and went with a DiamondBlade folding/locking Hunter. I caped and broke down/deboned my san juan bull elk last year with it and it still shaves hairs. it was so nice not to have to sharpen midway through the job! of course the bummer side of it is that i have to send it back to the factor to get effectively sharpened. Will see how it performs this year
So back to my original question...Havalon knives verses the more traditional folding or fixed blade knives. What do you prefer and why?