I agree with you regarding Carbon Steel.
The knife that I daily carry though is VG-10 which is Stainless. But, I picked the SOG Pentagon Elite II primarily due to the 5" Blade length.
I have a keen ripping edge on it and I do not use it for mundane daily knife chores.
I also pocket carry a really small vintage little Schrade folder that I use for opening boxes, cutting cord and rope, etc etc.
That knife sports a thin Carbon steel blade and it handles all of those odd daily miscellaneous knife "cutting" tasks very well.
Sometimes I wish that it was a bit larger and more robust but, I already carry so much other necessary crap around with me that I need to keep that secondary knife decently small and lightweight.