Farmer X: what do you think about it?

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by DocT, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    The Farmer X is an interesting mishmash. Anyone have one? What do you all think about it?
     
  2. sodak

    sodak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    I just noticed it. Basically an Alox Huntsman? I don't need it. But when has that ever stopped me..... :D
     
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  3. A.L.

    A.L.

    Jun 27, 2007
    I really want one - perfect do-it-all SAK for me. They haven't arrived here yet though.
     
  4. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    I own an alox pioneer and farmer. I considered getting a farmer x, but I don't foresee using the scissors often.
     
  5. allenC

    allenC

    Jun 18, 2000
    I LOVE Vic scissors!!!

    However...
    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.
     
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  6. old Lefty

    old Lefty Basic Member Basic Member

    25
    May 15, 2020
    I kinda like it, a lot. Think I'll keep my eyes open for a good deal
     
  7. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Waiting for a Orange..:D Probably will be pouch/belt carry..;)
    John
     
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  8. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    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.
     
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  9. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    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.
     
  10. yablanowitz

    yablanowitz

    Apr 14, 2006
    I'd probably be interested if I hadn't already built this.

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    I use a small S-biner as a dangler to carry it in the back corner of my left front pocket.
     
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  11. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    I carry by Pioneer X in a leather pocket slip so it never slides out or around.
     
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  12. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    That is PERFECT! I wish I had that skill and a place to do it. I have neither, but that is great.
     
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  13. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    I’m waiting for a dark blue version.
     
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  14. PiterM

    PiterM Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    It is perfect! All I need in SAK...

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  15. el gigantor

    el gigantor Gold Member Gold Member

    118
    Oct 5, 2015
    Amazing photo!

    (Info on the pouch please?)
     
  16. Sawl Goodman

    Sawl Goodman

    51
    Jun 4, 2018
    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.
     
  17. sodak

    sodak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    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...
     
  18. CSG

    CSG

    Dec 15, 2007
    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.
     
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  19. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    Where did you find that red one?
     
  20. ScottK

    ScottK Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 1999
    Received one today, quite a handful of knife! I'm sure it will be quite capable.
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