The list of qualities you should look for are:
Sharpness is one of the key qualities one looks for in a knife. Be it for EDC purposes or for various camping activities, a sharp knife is essential. While camping it can be used as a rope cutter, skinning your hunt, and sticks for fire and shelter among others. A good blade will hold its edge for a longer time with proper maintenance. It is also a critical factor for your survival in critical situations like being attacked by a wild animal.
The strength and stability of your blade relate to its weight. It will also depend on how you intend to use your knife. If you wish to mainly use it for harder surfaces then a heavy knife will be useful. For softer materials like fruits, a lightweight knife is a better option.
The blade must have enough strength to withstand pressure. It should not break off when chopping or cutting surfaces with hard materials. The most reliable materials used in qualitative knives are carbon steel or stainless steel material.
Depending on whether the person is right-handed or left-handed, the unsurpassed balance the user has with the knife determines his/her comfort level when holding the knife. The knife's balance must complement its edge to provide the best experience.
The handle is another crucial part that you must always keep in mind. The style handle offers the grip that is required to cut, slice or chip any surface. Knives that are sharp and strong generally come with a better grip. It must provide a firm grip and a secure grip at the same time. There are many types of grips an ergonomic pinch grip, a handle with carbon fiber, a textured nylon handle, a black nylon handle, a black rubber handle, a gray aluminum handle, a synthetic handle, a black aluminum handle, a handle that includes a pocket clip and more. The point being it must be a recognized industrial strength handle.