Hunter Pro Alox, can't wait..

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by pfranze78, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. pfranze78


    Aug 31, 2016
    Oh man, this is so cool. Release date will be November according to Victorinox Netherlands, but some have already gotten a hold of it:
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  2. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    That thing looks like a beast. Not my speed, but I'm sure some guys will love it.
  3. pfranze78


    Aug 31, 2016
    I concur and I whish it was 20% smaller. Nevertheless, I really want one ;-)
  4. Yester5

    Yester5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2002
    Mine will be here Wednesday
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  5. Smaug


    Jun 30, 2003
    So? How is it?
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  6. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    Looks like a beast! any EDC reports yet?
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  7. Smaug


    Jun 30, 2003
    I'm not sure what to think of this. It feels like a desperate attempt to capitalize on the US craze for locking folders with pocket clips.

    + Alox scales; kind of a trademark for Victorinox
    + Includes a classy fob
    +/- It's enormous! (negative for me, positive for others)
    - Back lock? They blew it here. The old Victorinox side lock or Wenger liner lock that is actuated by pressing the shield are both superior, in my opinion.
    +/- I don't like the huge diagonal Swiss cross, with the border cropped off...

    Blade steel? Still Victorinox's usual soft steel, or is that upgraded to be more inline with the typical tactical folders'?
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  8. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    I dig the blade shape and alox. I'd love for it to have a secondary tool like an opener or or something.
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  9. pfranze78


    Aug 31, 2016
    I saw it in person the other day, and it is enormous. I really wish it was at least 20% smaller, and lighter. That thing is heavy!
  10. Smaug


    Jun 30, 2003
    I saw on their website they said it is good for urban carry, hehehe. Not in MY local city!
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  11. jazzz


    Feb 1, 2009
    If it was a 3” blade, I’d be on it. It’s beautiful.
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  12. Smaug


    Jun 30, 2003
    They were probably thinking: "Those Yankees like everything bigger than it needs to be. This ought to for it for them!"
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  13. Pilsner

    Pilsner Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    Yes, I’d hazard a guess that is correct. It is marketed as a hunting knife, as we know, but with Vic steel that would mean a lot of maintenance I suspect, if gralloching and so on. It’s neither horse nor hound in my book, but I bet they will sell a shed load of ‘em.
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  14. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Neither horse nor hound, I like that. Very true.

    To be honest, I've never really understood the push from the knife industry for folders to be the end all of knives. It's a folder, that means all kinds of hidden hard to clean areas for gunk from deer guts to fish slime. If you're going hunting, carry a real hunting knife, like a fixed blade. When done, just wipe it off in the grass or a quick dunking in a creek and it's a done deal.

    Just another move from a knife manufacturer to artificially stimulate a market for an answer to a unasked question. It's just sad to see Victorinox jump on the already over loaded tactical band wagon. As for pocket clips, why advertise to the whole world what you're carrying and where it is?
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  15. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    I'll pass.
    If I want to carry a single blade folder, I have my Buck 110 and 112. (For what it is worth, a Buck 110 or Old Timer 7OT has been on my belt every day for over 40 years.)
    I detest/hate/loathe pocket clips.
    I have less than zero use or need for one hand opening.

    I'm quite sure Victorinox will sell a lot of these to the "tactical" crowd.

    I'll stick with the Signature, Classic, Recruit, and Huntsman for my SAK needs.
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  16. Pilsner

    Pilsner Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2017

    Could not agree more. :)
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  17. drail


    Feb 23, 2008
    It is an OK knife but it is WAY overpriced for what you're getting.
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  18. BITEME

    BITEME Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Victorinox is such a conservative company,they have been successful for a long time -so I'm happy to see that someone over there decided to rock the tram a bit,and great job of it too.....keep up the great work,now we need a mini version ,a g10 version,and of course a copper alox version w/toothick and tweezers :D
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  19. ScottK

    ScottK Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 1999
    I received an Alox Hunter Pro last week. It is a beast, as the picture shows, it dwarf's an alox soldier. The Alox Hunter Pro weighs (by my scale) 6.2oz vs the Alox Soldier (2.4 oz.). It is certainly a hand full of knife, a "mini" Alox Hunter Pro would be interesting! As is, there are many lighter weight, better steel options for a single blade lockback edc.

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  20. Armadew

    Armadew Reisloafer

    Nov 22, 2006
    OK, first impressions…

    It’s big, heavy, imperfect, but beautiful and Swiss. Like me.

    I like it!

    Cost me 95 CHF (basically the same in USD)

    It’s very ergonomic (for my medium hands). I feel I could use it all day without issue. Even the clip doesn’t give any obvious hotspot.

    Opens smooth and locks up solid. If I really crank on it I can get some side to side wiggle. Zero up and down.

    Centering is a bit off. The blade is about a hair away from rubbing on the clip side.

    Grinding on the swedge is a bit off as well.

    The edge is sharp, but a bit uneven and the point could be pointier, but that’s an easy fix.

    Could you find a better constructed knife with better materials for the same cost (or less)?


    Will that stop me from liking it?


    It will live in my pocket for a while and I’m gonna use the snot out of it.

    I’ll report back after it’s got some miles on it.









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