Some people skin small game with it, some people fillet small panfish with it and smoe call it the beaver skinner. The Dexter 1674½ Traditional™ Skinning/Fillet knife is a true classic. This beech wood handle knife features a high carbon steel blade that holds an edge and is easy to re-sharpen. This knife is also used as a fillet knife for small pan fish. Made in U.S.A.