I have a Victorinox farmer, and really like it, but I have a couple of problems with it. First of all the saw is awesome, but I think I can do without it for an EDC pocket tool, making it thinner and lighter. The other problem is the key ring attachment. The way it is positioned, straight down, instead of angled back, it digs into the palm of my hand. I corrected this by adding a woven paracord lanyard which cushions it, but it adds bulk, and some weight. I have been looking at getting a different Alox model to carry as my main MT. I know the Cadet is very popular, mainly because of Nutnfancy, who I love, but I can't get over trading the punch for the fingernail file/cleaner, and it's smaller than the other options. I like the Pioneer, but it has the same issue with the key ring attachment. The Electrician doesn't have a key ring attachment at all, which I may be ok with, but it has the small blade instead of the can opener/small flat/Phillips driver. The old Soldier is the Pioneer without the key ring attachment, but it is very hard to find at any decent price now.
1. What do you think about carrying a SAK with limited tools, like the ones mentioned, as a primary EDC MT?
2. Which of these, or other, models do you recommend?
3. Which color do you like the best? I'm liking the red, the green, and the blue with red/white shield, but its hard to find.
4. Any other suggestions?