I have an old Case stag handled SS skinner that I was given when a young teen. That was a long long time ago and it is still my favorite knife. It has no gimmicks or special features. It's sharp as a razor and holds its edge well. Have had to rebuild the sheath twice as the new ones just don't look right. I also have a Buck folding hunter that I've had over 25 years. It its also an excellent knife but the Case just has a lot of memories that go with it.
Oops sorry, I now see the my response is irrelevant to your question. Still agree to a fixed blade knife.