Jim, I know exactly where you are coming from! The SAK's that I got rid of when I did my big downsize were all more than three layers, and later the three layers went. For the 20 years that I carried the little classic in its keyring pouch sheath, its back up and augment knife was the Wenger SI. Of all the SAK's I've owned, the pioneer/SI are the most perfect SAk as it has everything I need, but nothing I do't. Now my executive is augmented now and then with my SI, when I do Harry Homeowner jobs around the house. The pioneer/SI awl is the best awl I've ever used. It goes into wood like a wood boring Beatle on a large dose of crack. Great for starter holes for wood screws. Makes an extra hole in the belt when I lost weight on a diet like it was born in a leather shop. And the chisel edge of the awl is a fantastic wire stripper. A 58mm or 74mm teamed up with a 93mm makes for a heck of a dynamic duo!