My first pocket knife was this old scout which I got back in the early '60s. I still have it and use it almost every week, as it sits on my reloading bench. Also used for removing old golf grips when regripping clubs.
I actually used fixed blades before ever owning a pocket knife, having started hunting rabbits when I was eight years old. My dad's old Imperial Prov was used then, but was actually a little too big for the job. After doing the first couple bunnies with me, Dad said, "If you shoot 'em, you get to clean 'em, you know how." A small USA Schrade sharpfinger I bought in my teens was used for decades after retiring the Imperial.
"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft." Theodore Roosevelt