My hunting partner and I were using razor knives to skin the hogs we harvested (like that word instead of the other one?), then one day my partner was at Harbor Freight and on a whim, bought a 3" ceramic paring knife. http://www.harborfreight.com/3-inch-ceramic-paring-knife-98183.html On the next hog that was taken, the knife was given a trial and darn if it didn't work, maybe better than the razor knife. So on we go back to Harbor Freight and bought more to have on hand if they ever dull. They are easy to clean and easier to control when cutting and trimming. We used a 20% off coupon and bought them for about $5.