Previous post was about some Limited edition from 2017, so let’s continue this endless story..
Three years ago, as you all know (I’m absolutely sure by the way), Victorinox started new (every-year?) limited run of three Alox models –Classic SD, Cadet and Pioneer. In order to make these knives more attractive, every run produced in new color, 2017 bring us an olive-green models.
This time let’s start review all members of this LE from the youngest member, – Alox Classic SD LE 2017!
Few years before, in 2016 Victorinox
company realized a long-waited desire (I could say – obsession, but I wouldn’t) of hundreds people. They’re realized an Alox model with scissors (first one after vintage Voyager!) − Pioneer X
Moreover, the same model was released as Damast knife of the Year
soon after this. So, we had two new knives for this year. Is it enough? For sure − no, and specially for VSAKC
society as model of the year was released ‘light’ version of the same knife. It was called a Special Pioneer X
and was thinner for few millimeters due to removed openers layer.
Stop talking, let’s see the pictures of this beauty..
Victorinox Pioneer model with Dark Gray colored scales. Seems, this model was produced specially for US market (but I’m not sure, if you have some information about it – please share it with me).
P.S. In order to show difference between this shade of gray with regular black, I’ve added few comparative pictures below.
Yes, my collection contains only Victorinox knives. No other trademarks, no other knives, even original / genuine Swiss ones (bye-bye, Swiza!)
But I couldn’t find any reason for myself to not add this Soldat 1961
to my collection. Will be a member of small family
The Victorinox Cadet is a very popular Alox model in 84-mm range. But this one is something relatively rare. Let’s check what SAKWiki knows:
A Copper colored model was available for a short time prior to 2006 and is considered a collector’s item.
P.S. Special thanks to Mile Živković for the help with identifying!
Another advertisment khife from Swiss Avia Club “Avianna” – Victorinox Pioneer.
Alox Cadet – 2 layers model in 84-mm form-factor.
Need some help with identifying the exact name of this color.
UPDATE: It’s a Hunter Green color. Thanks, Mile!
Early variation of Electrician Alox model with old cross. Before 1980 this model had a name Model 2212.
The last and the biggest member of Alox Limited Edition 2016 series – Pioneer.
- Soldier 1961
- Pioneer X
The Victorinox Farmer is a 3-layers 93-mm model, which is very similar to popular Pioneer. My variation is an old-style knife with red scales and old cross (OC) instead of modern shield.
Another Victorinox Soldier 1961
knife from the big variety
of these models.
Has ’03’ stamp on blade’s reverse.
The Victorinox Apprentice Alox is a pretty uncommon and rare model. It’s a single-layer 93-mm model, which includes only two tools – main blade and electrician blade.
As probably you know, the same name Apprentice
was used for the absolutely another model
on the past as Victorinox
company did many times.
P.S. Interesting fact – looks like for this knife main blade was used from Soldier 1961 model – check the ’07’ stamp on back side.
In 2016 Victorinox announced the new model in Alox series – well-known Pioneer but… with added scissors. The dream became a reality..
Few monts later the same model will be released as a part of Damascus series, but this is an absolutely another story – hope we’ll talk about this knife a little bit later.
In 2007 Victorinox company released a new series of limited knives. This time it was a Classic SD Alox model in different colors: turquoise-blue, lime-green, hot-pink, orange, and silver.