Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rustyspike, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Nice, my favorite is a recruit paired with a classic but alox is nice and a cadet paired with a classic is equally as good.
  2. DB_Cruiser


    Jul 17, 2018
    The Alox Pioneer X is a great carry. I have the silver one, but that black one looks great! Just thinking about what is with me every day and I realize I have 3 Victorinox knives at all times. Alox Pioneer X on my belt, Cybertool S (my beat the crap outta this thing knife from a former employer) in my bag and a classic on my keychain. I rarely even think about them but I am always glad to put them to work.
  3. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Very nice knife!

    I have had a Classic on my key chain for many years.

    My favorite SAK is the Explorer. It has the Philips head screwdriver inline with the other tools. I also find the magnifying glass handy. I deal with a lot of fine writing at work and it helps (along with my bifocals).

    Despite my love for SAKs, I have never owned an Alox one. One day ...
  4. bolabeenz


    Jun 23, 2012
    Just got a Floral in green pastel. 2 1/2 inch sheeps foot single bevel with a 4 inch handle.
    A little bit of texture on the scales. That long slim handle works for my hands. Cool knife for $17.
    Also replaced the Rambler on my keys for a Swiss Lite. I actually use the light.
  5. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    Jul 4, 2017
    I have a black alox Cadet and think it's very nice. I carry a minichamp with my keys. It's the celidor model; I'd like to find the alox version.
  6. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    Alox rules. Like popcorn shrimp.
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  7. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    Handy little things those SAK's are.

    I wonder if the dictators in Aussie, NZ, England, Canada, etc. allow these. Anyone care to comment?
  8. ucfgrad93


    Dec 13, 2017
    I carried a Tinker for a long time, before I started carrying my Spydercos.
  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    No reason you can't do both.... maybe a Small Tinker if you like that tool set?
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  10. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    No, because that would be off topic and stupid. Take it to the political arena or knife laws.
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  11. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Difficult to beat a Victorinox "Swiss Army Knife" for value and useability.
    I carry a Huntsman quite often.

    As my Great Great Grandfather used to say:
    "You don't have to spend a lot to get a lot."

    On the "Big Name" brands your paying a lot extra for the name.
  12. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    I’ve never seen a Vic with a stiff or loose blade. Also never had one that the blades clashed when folded. The blades all fall into their own place and there is no wasted space. They really are amazing.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
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  13. Earl1

    Earl1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 11, 2016
    I have a recruit I keep on the table next to my chair,an electrician that I carry almost everyday and a classic on my keychain. Cadet and pioneer are next on the list
  14. Country_Squire


    Apr 7, 2019
    Be very very careful when purchasing Victorinox knives, especially the alox models. You may soon find that you no longer have a need for any of your more fancy or expensive knives...It makes me almost wish SAK’s weren’t so inexpensive, useful, and beautifully designed.
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  15. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Years ago my Dad would sort of snicker when I pulled out my Vic SAK that I carried. He carried Bucks and Schrades back then mostly and occasionally a Case. But that did not hold me back from continuing to like and use them. They are just so well made for the price and they hold an edge sufficiently and a few minutes with a sharpening stone will usually bring them back to a high degree of sharpness.
  16. irons


    Oct 19, 2018
    I was thinking about this thread and remembered something I wondered when I first joined the forum. I've always loved victorinox. And I wasn't really sure what experienced knife guys would think of them. Is the steel good enough? Are they kids knives? And then I soon read and realised that they were well thought of amongst the community. A small thing, but it made me happy.
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  17. Walky Talky

    Walky Talky

    Jul 15, 2019
    I should be getting an Alox Pioneer tomorrow in the mail if the stars correctly align. I used to not think much about my Spartan, always took it traveling but kept it in my drawer at home. I finally gave it to a friend. Recently I started looking for it to cut a package and I realized that despite my blossoming knife collection I had been using my swiss army knife for almost all my non food related knife tasks.
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