I was thinking about getting a Farmer for fishing. I fish from shore and I frequently have to break branches that are in the way or to retrieve a miscast lure that gets snagged in a tree. I heard that Deet in Mosquito spray can damage the cellidor scales and I always put Mosquito spray on when I am fishing so there is a concern about that. Whether that is true or not I felt the Alox might be more durable for a fishing environment anyway (I have never used an Alox model before). I also heard they might be coming out with a Farmer X but that may just be chatter and I am not sure I want to wait that long as fishing season is coming up soon. I was curious to see what you guys thought, would the Farmer be my best choice or are there better suggestions? I posted this on another thread but will repeat it here as it was suggested it might be more appropriate and I would get better feedback.
You could get a Farmer and mod it to replace the saw by a fish scaler. Unpopular but cool.
You're on the right rack with alox. An alox SAK with no back tools will her 100% easier to clean up. Fish slime can make cellidor smell and the back tools make a cavity in the center of the knife with the internal spring space that collects gunk. Smooth back alox will do well.
What about a Walker? It's 1/3 of the price of a Pioneer X. Agree that it's cellidor, but you get blade, combo tool and saw in a very compact package with no backtools to mess with. If you mess it up you can always upgrade later.
I just looked at the walker after you mentioned it, that may be a viable alternative that I hadn't considered. I will definitely take a closer look at that one. Thank you
Another one here for the Farmer - Rock solid, not too expensive and you can always get a Farmer X down the line if that's what you really want.
I use a Classic. It's lightweight, inexpensive, and trims line like a hero.