The Victorinox Cadet 5 Colors Series was introduced in select European markets in March 2012. These Cadet models do not include the keyring as is typical for this model, and are sold in special packaging with an included tan colored knife pouch. This is the first time Victorinox has produced the current Alox Cadet without a keyring in a regular product release.
The Silver anodized model features the newer silver shield with gray outline. The Blue anodized model is an uncommon shade for the Cadet that has not been manufactured before except in small quantities; it is similar to that used on some 93mm models. The Orange anodizing is also uncommon outside of the US, where it was used in 2011 for a dealer Special Run of regular Cadets (estimated production less than 500).