When cutting up steaks and cleaning burger meat I like a sharp fillet knife. I have a draw full of fish knives that work well on game once the 1/4's are on the table. I always wanted to do a couple of knives and I have some nice grained walnut slab wood with a lot of colors in it for handles if I can ever get started.
It's easy to get started if you purchase the blades already finished. Then you just need simple tools for working the handle. I get most of my supplies from Texas Knifemaker's Supply
. They have a good selection of finished blades if your not set up or ready to grind the steel yourself. It is fun use a knife that you made on the deer that you harvested.