It all depends on what I feel like packing for the hunt.
I have a Gerber Gator that sees a lot of use
I have a Havelon that works also, but mostly for capeing a animal.
My Outdoor Edge also sees a lot of uses along with a Browning RMEF razor blade knife.
Then there is my Buck Woodsman if I am feeling nostalgic along with my Buck 110.
My Old Timer folder has seen a lot of work ever since I won it in a drawing. I had a choice between a hunting vest and the knife and I made the best decision.
Then I also have a dozen or so pocket knifes. Anywhere from a Buck Pony lock back up to 3 and 4 blade ones.
I have a wood box that my nephew gave me one Christmas and it is plum full of knifes of all different descriptions. When people ask me if I have enough knifes I just tell them that knifes are like guns. Keep buying them until they put you under.
I intentionally left my hunting knife behind on my last DIY mule deer hunting trip, initially as a weight saving for the brutal pack-in, but also to force me to use the disposable blade knives that I recently got. They did the job for my partner's deer, but I truly missed my A.G. Russell 3 3/8" drop point knife. From here on forward, I will never leave home without it. I will have the smaller Havalon for capeing.
I was once asked if I had a knife on my person. I then asked that person what type of knife would they like?
Just about every day I have a Buck Pony in my pocket along with a Leatherman Wave multi tool on my hip. When I am hunting I'll add another more purposeful knife for the hunting chores. I'll then have at least a couple of light weight knifes in my pack.
I have used the Leatherman multi tool to break down a number of elk and deer for the pack out. While the saw on them is short and takes a while to get through a bone if needed it can be done.
You can never have too many knifes with you. But if the weight starts to add up you might look at leaving a couple at home.
of my hundreds of knives ,my old timer 60t is still my go to knife. holds an edge well and is easy to sharpen. I am not a fan of the thick blade knives but will concede they hold up better when using as a screwdriver or a hammer .
the outdoor edge throwaway blades are nice for sharpness and convenience of replacing blade if it does go dull in field but it is nice to have a backup to them also.
My wife's pretty sure you can have too many knives - at least she always says I do!
Last year I was in love with the Havalon Piranta because of its extremely low weight compared to other replaceable-blade options. But they're admittedly fragile knives (blades are easy to snap) and the blades are hard to replace. While I was out hunting, I found and brought home an antler from a spike bull, and my wife surprised me for my birthday this year by sending it away to a custom knife maker (Griska Knives). Here's what he made, I was obviously blown away:
The two above are in different steels. The larger one has a thick spine and is D2 tool steel, while the smaller is a pukka-style with a spring-steel blade. Both are razor sharp and have fitted leather sheaths. They're so beautiful I barely want to use them - I can't stop looking at them.
That said, I also still have a "thing" for replaceable-blade options (and a knife addiction) so I recently picked up a Havalon Talon. I feel like it's a good compromise: it's replaceable, but with thicker blades and a stouter, fixed handle and the blades are much easier to replace. That's what's in my kill kit now. It's not perfect - in particular Havalon REALLY needs to get its act together on blade storage and disposal (Gerber nails this one IMO). But I like it.