Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! OK, I've always left the key ring on my SAKs and they all have a lanyard of some kind attached (red and black paracord or leather, mostly). However, for my new black alox Cadet I've decided that maybe I'll take it off. The knife is so slim that the ring is actually the widest part of the knife. Also, I've been trying it in a Case brand suede pocket slip, where the ring definitely interferes. (The slip not only protects the knife, but helps to keep in vertical in a back pocket.) Just wondering, if you don't use a lanyard or attach your SAK to anything, what is your preference? Any benefit to leaving it on? Somehow it doesn't seem right without it -- it's part of the SAK ambiance, after all. Still, a SAK is foremost a functional tool, so why not remove a non-functional part?