1) Short Essay Question: What do you intend to use this knife for? Tasks will include, but are not limited to, cutting food, opening packages, cutting rope & cord, cutting cloth for rags, making a toothpic.. etc etc. 2) What Region/Country/State will the knife be purchased in? [x] I will be mail-ordering or buying online, so this doesn't matter. [x] I am in ___USA___(country) and _____FL_____(state/providence). [x] I am aware of the restrictions on knives for my region. 3) Price Range: Remember... the rest of these will heavily govern where this may fall! [ ] $1-30 [ ] $30-50 [ ] $50-80 [x] $80-$150 Changed this pricing, id spend over 120, but not over 150ish. [ ] $120-200 [ ] I have no limit! 4) Style of Knife: [ ] Fixed [x] Folder - Manual [ ] Folder - Automatic [ ] Folder - Assisted [ ] Butterfly/Balisong/Etc. 5) Overall Length [ ] 1-3 Inches [ ] 4-6 Inches [x] 6-8 Inches [ ] 8-10 Inches [ ] 10-12 Inches [ ] Larger! (Is this really an EDC knife?) 6) Blade Style [x] Drop Point [x] Clip Point [x] Wharncliffe [ ] Dagger/Double/Spear Point [ ] Hawkbill (Hook/Concave) [ ] Tanto 7) Blade Edge [x] Plain [ ] Serrated [ ] Partial - >50% Serrated [ ] Partial - <50% Serrated 8) Desirable Characteristics of Steel (Thanks to meeshi_ma for the help on this one!) [ ] Easy to sharpen [x] Good edge retention [ ] Rust/corrosion resistant [ ] High Rockwell Rating 9) Blade Coating [ ] Powder [ ] Epoxy [ ] None 10) Handle Material [x] Plastic [x] Micarta [ ] Wood [x] Skeletonized/Metal (Titanium, Stainless, otherwise) [ ] Rubber [x] G10 11) Intended Carry: Where will you put it? [ ] Belt [ ] IWB (In Waist Band) [x] Pocket [ ] Neck [ ] Bag [ ] Keychain [ ] Other 12) Folder Style/Carry: Options specific to folder knife opening and carrying styles [x] Thumbstud(s) [x] Thumbhole [ ] Flipper [x] Pocket clip [ ] Lanyard Hole [Tip Up] Tip-up or down 13) Folder Lock Method/Construction [x] Linerlock [x] Lockback [x] Framelock [ ] Slip-Joint [x] Compression [ ] Other/Proprietary 14) Sheath Material: What's going to hold it? [ ] Kydex [ ] Leather [ ] Nylon [ ] None 15) Construction: What all is a part of this knife? [ ] Knife alone [ ] Combination - (Specify other items in "Other Comments") 16) Production: How is this knife produced? [x] Production Knife [ ] Semi-Custom Knife [ ] Custom Knife 17) Weight (Mass) [ ] Light [ ] Medium [ ] Heavy 18) Style of Knife [ ] SAK (Swiss Army Knife) [x] Military/Tactical [ ] Discrete/Gentleman(woman) [ ] Classic (think wood and such) [ ] Water-Use (Salt-water, Rafting) 19) Other Comments - Note what else you need/want in this space: I posted a similar thread to this over on bladeforums a few weeks ago, however, this checklist has allowed me to be more specific than I was in my thread over there. Thank you to whomever made it. Thanks in advance, Chuck Edit: Oops, I guess my X's came out as bullet marks.