639. Special Pioneer X – VSAKCS 2016

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..
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Related models:

  • Pioneer X
  • Pioneer

636. Pioneer (Dark Gray)

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.
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Related models:

  • Soldier 1961
  • Farmer

626. Wenger Soldat 1961 (1978)

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..
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Related models:

  • Soldier 1961
  • Pioneer

551. Apprentice Alox

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.
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Related models:

  • Pruner
  • Settler
  • Solo Alox

549. Pioneer X Damast LE2016

Few posts before we’ve talked about fist Alox model with the scissors for the past twenty years – Pioneer X. In the same year (2016) Victorinox released new model of the year in the Damascus series – and again it was a Pioneer X.
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Related models:

  • Pioneer
  • Farmer

547. Pioneer X

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.
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Related models:

  • Pioneer
  • Farmer

543. Technician

The Victorinox Technician is a definetely rare model in 93-mm format which equipped with another rare tool – technician (or small in other words) screwdriver.
In addition to these combination of uniqueness, my knife was an official model for Swiss Federal Railways – on the top scale you can see stamped letters SBB-CFF, which means abbreviation for the name of this company in two languages, German and French accordingly:
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB),
Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses (CFF)
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Related models:

  • Technician Plus
  • Electrician

541. Pioneer 2223 – VSAKCS 2014

In 2014 VSAKCS released a new limited model – Pioneer 2223 (or Sea Pioneer). It’s a definetely rare model which was produced only several times with special-runs.
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534. First Mate

The Victorinox First Mate is a 3-layers Alox model with pretty unusual (for this form-factor) tool. I’m talking about marlin-spike, – secret weapon of yachtmen and other marines. Majority of 93mm models with this tool are limited, extra-rare and high-valuable.

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Related models:

  • Midshipman
  • Harvester
  • Pioneer 2223