What I'd like...
A three inch blade...7" overall. 3/16th thick. drop point.simple sheath. Scales lightly textured...any color not black.
An every day carry with a good blade geometry that wont freak people out but will be able to handle anything from peeling an apple to breaking down large game.
I want good quality control and good warrenty/customer service when something slips thru.
That's what I want ...with a decent price.
I gotta give reasons here.
3 inch blade...I can do almost anything with that. Maybe not easily but it can be done. 2 7/8 would get by most knife restrictions.
7" overall...a good size without being so long it's noticable when I sit down. I hate jumping in the truck and getting a handle in the ribs.
3/16th thick...thick enough for strength with out ending up with a mini-chisel.
I want a good slicing geometry and you can't get that with a thick blade.
Drop point...good all around blade profile.
Sheath...I too don't like sending off a knife once I get it.
scales textured...don't want my hand to slip. color...simply prefrence.