Glad you brought up this subject Doc
Because I've thought for years that Spyderco has several good options for outdoor folders and great fixed blades that can be used for field dressing game animals.
The old 2004 era Ed Scott design that we knew as the IMPALA model is one I would really like to see return in a newer/better blade steel. The original IMPALA model was available in 3 to 4 different variants>> they even had an IMPALA model with a Gut Hook and I wish I had kept the one I had.
In the fixed blade category I'm been saying for years that if they re-introduced the TEMPERANCE 1 model in LC200N in the Salt Series for an outdoor fixed blade in PE & SE both. I've used my two TEMPERANCE 1 models for outdoor uses since I got them back in 2005.
But those are just a couple of picks that I personally like. This is a most interesting discussion.