Id suggest a smaller drop point, with atleast some kind of finger guard. 3 to 4 inch blade. The reason why a drop point is about the best blade shape for field dressing is when turned upside down opening the carcass the dropped point will have less chance of diggin in.
Finger guard is in my opinion essencial, as a guide dressing alot of game in my life that added saftey factor is invaluable in cold wet bloody hands. At 3 to 4 inches which is "skinner" sized it will do everything needed in the field for dressing game and not be unweildy hence more controlable.
Hunter size would be 5 to7 inch blade and still very useable for dressing game out as well as other camp chores but for just skinning, less is often more.
I ended up going with Bark River, Fox Rover series. The blade is absolutely incredible, and hopefully in two to three weeks I will be breaking her in with a nice Buck and a Hog. thanks for all of the responses.
Here is a tip that was passed along to me - and I have not tried it yet - but it looks (and smells) like it will work fine! The gentleman that gave it to me regards it as his secret weapon and he is a VERY successful hunter.
Get a fresh tarsal gland off of a decent buck - I think the ranker, the better. Taking them off of bucks that are hot in the rut seem to be the best because that is when the glands are the darkest and have the most "male buck" scent...
Take that gland and put it in a good,...