Havalonís parent company, Havelís Inc., initially sold a lot of product to taxidermists. They favored Havelís surgical blades for skinning and caping because of their great edge retention and strength. These taxidermists, left with no safe alternative, carried their scalpels in a toolbox. This fueled the idea for a foldable, pocket scalpel and the Havalon brand. Havalon products are some of the best skinning and game-processing tools out there for hunters.