I agree most of us search long and hard to find our perfect knife. For me the perfect knife is not large, but it has great ergonomics. The perfect knife can skin squirrels, deer, elk, clean catfish, and prepare dinner. The perfect knife takes an incredible edge and holds it well. I have found a few production knives that come close, but none that is exactly what I need. That is why the Dozier slim outdoorsman is my perfect knife.
As far as productions knives go I have used the Cold Steel Master Hunter in AUS8A for years and love its performance. The knife is honestly a little big and bulky. I have skinned and boned a lot of animals with the Cold Steel Master Hunter.
I recently purchased the Cold Steel Pendleton Hunter in VG1. I will report back after a season of use.