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Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by DocT, Jul 7, 2020.
The Farmer X is an interesting mishmash. Anyone have one? What do you all think about it?
I just noticed it. Basically an Alox Huntsman? I don't need it. But when has that ever stopped me.....
I really want one - perfect do-it-all SAK for me. They haven't arrived here yet though.
I own an alox pioneer and farmer. I considered getting a farmer x, but I don't foresee using the scissors often.
I LOVE Vic scissors!!!
The alox SAKS, in my opinion, are already too heavy and slippery.
And making one three layers thick???
Maybe good for a belt pouch knife...but never a pocket-carry one.
I kinda like it, a lot. Think I'll keep my eyes open for a good deal
Waiting for a Orange.. Probably will be pouch/belt carry..
I carry my Pioneer X in a leather pocket slip so it is out of the way and I do not really notice it in my pocket that way. Otherwise it can clunk around in the bottom of my pocket.
I use the scissors more than any other tool.
I agree 100%
I don’t wear skinny jeans, so my pockets are roomy and I have had to dig in couch cushions to find an Alox model many times. I don’t know if this will make alotta sense lol, but when I sit down my knees are higher than my hips (long legged and just under 6’6”), so it seems like a slippery knife floating around in my pocket can slip right out. It wasn’t long ago I mentioned that I didn’t care for those pocket dangler clips, but I’ve since learned that a heavy SAK (my Pioneer X is a perfect example) will stay in my pocket if it’s attached to a dangler.
I don’t have to check my pocket when riding my bike and it’s kinda nice not having it banging around in the bottom of my pocket.
I'd probably be interested if I hadn't already built this.
I use a small S-biner as a dangler to carry it in the back corner of my left front pocket.
I carry by Pioneer X in a leather pocket slip so it never slides out or around.
That is PERFECT! I wish I had that skill and a place to do it. I have neither, but that is great.
I’m waiting for a dark blue version.
It is perfect! All I need in SAK...
(Info on the pouch please?)
The way I see it, the FX is most attractive to diehard alox fans.
Except for the awl, the Huntsman has arguably a better toolset. Whilst somewhat thicker, it's lighter and cheaper, and very available on the used market.
If you must have alox and a saw, why not choose the Farmer paired with a Classic or something else 58mm? It covers the scissors and adds other tools; it can live relatively discreetly on your keyring; and it's a reasonably capable knife on its own. Personally, as much as I like the Pioneer/alox Soldier, if I feel I need a saw I'll pair a Camper with a Rambler.
I really prefer the look and feel of Alox, as well as the strength/durability. But you are giving up the pinhole in the celluloid models, and I have found the pin to be very useful at times. Decisions, decisions...
I have a couple of Farmers and Cadets but only because they were being blown out by Amazon some years ago ($16-18). But, without a toothpick and tweezers, they are secondary knives to me. Adding the scissors means nothing in my world. That said, the saw on the Farmer is a great little tool to keep in your hiking daypack. Helluva firesteel scraper too. I wish Victorinox could figure out a way to add the toothpick and tweezers to the Alox models as I love those scales.
Where did you find that red one?
Received one today, quite a handful of knife! I'm sure it will be quite capable.