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Favorite SAK Alox

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by jacobwilson99, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. JohnnyR


    Oct 23, 2006
    I have an pristine red farmer that looks just like how yours looked in the photo. :)
  2. sir_mike


    Jul 5, 2011
    Mine has always been the Orange Alox Rambler from Swissbianco. I just like that orange and the Rambler.
  3. HikingMano


    Sep 2, 2008
    My red safe queen is pristine too, haha. Stock with the keyring though.


    I never liked using a lanyard on my Farmer; it can get annoying when using the screwdriver. But ever since I started using the Uncle Bill's wallet, it's easier to fish the farmer out of the pocket with the lanyard.

    Speaking of mods, I did have a friend embed carbide into the tips of the screwdriver heads as an experiment to increase grip. It helps a little, but not as much as I'd hoped. At some point I'm going to grind sharper corners and edges into the heads. I'd also like to make the can opener hook a bit sharper to grip cans better.
  4. BladeChick777


    Jun 20, 2011
    My Favorite Would Have To Be My Cadet.
    I Had A Soldier... Traded It.
    Two Alox Classics... Traded Them.
    And A Couple Of Others... Got Traded.

    But The Cadet Has Remained My Constant And Has Been Used For Nearly Everything.
    Though I'd Love To Get A Farmer.. Preferably Blue. Or Black. Lol.
    Also Still Looking For A Black Pioneer.
  5. GRIM 62

    GRIM 62

    Mar 29, 2009
    My favorite Alox model is the Soldier.If they ever made an Alox Climber,I'd be wanting two of them!I like having scissors,don't much use a saw.
  6. quattromori


    May 7, 2011
    +1 for the Pioneer Harvester.
    As a sidenote...I know it's not really a SAK, but I do like the Alox Solo pretty much.

  7. lwt210


    Mar 21, 2007
    I have found them recently. Locally and on the net.
  8. spydutch


    Jul 4, 2005
    + 1 over here for the Alox Solo:thumbup:
    IMO the very best and sturdiest production slipjoint ever made by any manufacturer.:cool:
    I have one in my pocket right now and 2 NIB back ups;)
  9. Mud Shrimp Moe

    Mud Shrimp Moe

    Nov 6, 2011
    How is the Alox Solo not a "SAK"? :?
  10. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    Just FYI, guys .... on their Facebook page, Victorinox Swiss Army just announced that the "Cadet 5 Colors Limited Edition will arrive soon!" From the pic they posted, looks like they'll offer models in red, blue, black, white and orange.
  11. spydutch


    Jul 4, 2005
    I think what Fausto meant was that it isn't a SAK per se with all them tools.

    It IS a great pocketknife though.
  12. quattromori


    May 7, 2011
    Exactly. My idea (might be a very personal one, though) of a SAK is a knife with added tools, like the ones given to Swiss Army fellows. The selection of tools might change, but, to me, the idea behind the SAK is the combo of a blade and tools. The Alox Solo (which I love) to me does not fall into the cathegory, being a single bladed slipjoint. Of course, Victorinox produces them, and their looks match with SAK's, but to me it belong to another group. Just a very personal opinion though.

  13. Phi Sig

    Phi Sig

    Oct 15, 2006
    My favorite model is the farmer, a very handy knife.
  14. Gadgetaholic


    Nov 5, 2009
    I'll go with Farmer + Rambler.
    That way I still have tweezers & toothpick on me, but also a nice alox SAK.
  15. HikingMano


    Sep 2, 2008
    Some other cool alox SAKs from a get together last night. From top to bottom:

    MtnFolkMike's Scibeer mod (basically a Bushcrafter like below, with an added excellent pocket clip)
    My Farmer
    SwissBianco Bushcrafter
    SwissBianco Lumberjack


    The Bushcrafter and Lumberjack are fantastic light carry pieces. Those two were just picked up by forum member and maker Ban Tang.
  16. billym


    Jan 8, 2006
    For me it is a toss up between the Cadet and Farmer. Around town the Cadet is so easy in the pocket. For the wilderness the Farmer is such a great tool.
    I wish they would bring back the Cadet II.
    I love what SwissBianco is doing with Alox SAKs and SAKs in general.
  17. SubSpace


    May 26, 2011
    Pioneer Settler for me.
  18. l2lku2


    Feb 7, 2009
    That SwissBianco Bushcrafter is probably my ideal SAK. I missed out on them when they first came out and sadly I don't have one. But I will find one.
  19. Groove


    May 3, 2011
    I received my micro-farmer (cadet II plus) from Swissbianco last week and it hasn't left my pocket since. My favorite by far.
  20. Knife Crazied

    Knife Crazied

    Apr 17, 2009
    I can't wait to get my farmer back with added scissors. :tu:

    Sent from Ash forum mobile

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