have you seen (or been forced to use) some of the "hunting knives" being carried to camp these days? the blades are too long, too thick, and not sharp enough for the job. some of the designs are so unweildy that it is nearly impossible to safely use them.
as a society, we have moved further from the act of processing our own food, and this is reflected by some of the goony tools being offered.
there was a time when folks were raised using knives on a daily basis and had an understanding as to what was needed.
i recently helped a dude trying to "field dress" with a long blade survival knife.
it may be important to teach our youngsters (and others) those traditions handed down to us out of respect for our teachers.