Terry, I have a couple of those Western folding hunters and they seem like great knives. It will most certainly make a good user. I've never used one on a deer but I know they would do the job that my ol' #39 Queen does.
Just a comment on the picture of the shield. I looked at that expanded view and said, "What a mess!", then I looked at the shield on the one I had on my desk under a magnifying glass and said "What a mess!". I guess they just melted the shields into the delrin and were glad they stuck.