Yes they are. It is common for them to rub a little too. Don’t let it bother you. The “other smaller tool” is called an awl, btw. Not sure if I told you all of this, but, the Swiss military issue knife from 1962 through 2008 is based upon the Pioneer model. Effectively, you have the same knife the soldiers carried. Your’s is the same steel and blade configuration but with different cosmetics.