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Alox vs "standard" durability 729

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Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2019, 01:58:12 AM »
You can’t go wrong with a standard Pioneer to start your collection off

Good advice.
I see that this is the old "Soldier", I have to find out if it is for sale on my Italian Amazon.

Edit: Yes, Victorinox, V08201.26B1 (Soldier)  is available (28 euro)
« Last Edit: November 19, 2019, 02:03:21 AM by Stefano »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,550
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2019, 01:59:40 AM »
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Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2019, 02:27:50 AM »
Good advice.
I see that this is the old "Soldier", I have to find out if it is for sale on my Italian Amazon.
Edit: Yes, Victorinox, V08201.26B1 (Soldier)  is available (28 euro)

That seems like a good price to me - It is a Pioneer - Which is very similar to the Soldier model

See the differences here:
https://sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Pioneer

I'm not quite sure what the B1 is in the product code!
Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2019, 02:35:22 AM »
That seems like a good price to me - It is a Pioneer - Which is very similar to the Soldier model

See the differences here:
https://sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Pioneer

I'm not quite sure what the B1 is in the product code!

I am very undecided between Soldier and Farmer, the difference is only 2 euros (Farmer 30 euros)
The difference in thickness is 2 mm (12 mm vs 14 mm)
Perhaps the Farmer being taller is better wielding? The saw can be useful.
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Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2019, 03:06:54 AM »
So you started out small and slim and now you are going even bigger !!!    :pok:    :rofl:

How about this for a plan:

Get the Farmer - 2E for 2mm and another tool is a great deal - And this is a tough capable tool eg for outdoor use

Then when funds are available again - You can get a Cadet for a nice slim carry

You're only missing the scissors - And as mentioned above with a little Classic you get that and the scale tools too !!
No Life Club Posts: 3,272
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2019, 03:06:54 AM »
Darn it guys  :twak:

I was so happy with the SAKs I had. Now all this talk about Alox makes me wanna buy some too! But which one(s)  :ahhh

(Image removed from quote.)

I really like the blue Alox. How are they holding up in a pocket?
It takes more than I expected to wear alox coloring, but honestly they look really cool worn too.

Chop On, Rise Up, and Hail Southern!
No Life Club Posts: 3,272
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2019, 03:08:46 AM »
So you started out small and slim and now you are going even bigger !!!    :pok:    :rofl:

How about this for a plan:

Get the Farmer - 2E for 2mm and another tool is a great deal - And this is a tough capable tool eg for outdoor use

Then when founds are available again - You can get a Cadet for a nice slim carry

You're only missing the scissors - And as mentioned above with a little Classic you get that and the scale tools too !!
What he said!

Chop On, Rise Up, and Hail Southern!
Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2019, 03:19:28 AM »
So you started out small and slim and now you are going even bigger !!!    :pok:    :rofl:

How about this for a plan:

Get the Farmer - 2E for 2mm and another tool is a great deal - And this is a tough capable tool eg for outdoor use

Then when funds are available again - You can get a Cadet for a nice slim carry

You're only missing the scissors - And as mentioned above with a little Classic you get that and the scale tools too !!


Yes I started with Bantam Alox and now I look at the Farmer.
But I think that as a first purchase I go for Bantam Alox (21.50 euros) followed by Farmer as soon as it drops in price (in the past on Amazon I saw the Farmer at a lower price, it seems to me around 27 euros)
On Amazon the Victorinox have strong price fluctuations, if you have patience and you check every day you can make a good deal.
In the past I bought 58mm Classic SD (white) for only 9 euros
No Life Club Posts: 3,272
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2019, 03:22:36 AM »
Red=cadet
Black=pioneer/soldier
Silver=pioneer x
Orange=farmer

Chop On, Rise Up, and Hail Southern!
No Life Club Posts: 3,272
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2019, 03:23:23 AM »
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No Life Club Posts: 3,272
Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2019, 03:24:22 AM »
My apologies for the blurry pictures. I have been having a real trouble uploading quality pictures recently,

Edit:actually looks like these came out clear enough.

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Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2019, 03:26:11 AM »
@G-Dizzle

Thanks a lot for pics !

Even the Cadet is very light and compact.
No Life Club Posts: 3,272
Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2019, 03:27:42 AM »
@G-Dizzle

Thanks a lot for pics !
:tu:

I don’t have an alox Bantam, sorry. Those are crazy thin and light though! If that is what you are going for, it is as this as it gets. 1/2 of the cadet’s thickness

Chop On, Rise Up, and Hail Southern!
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Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2019, 03:31:49 AM »
It takes more than I expected to wear alox coloring, but honestly they look really cool worn too.

Thanks! I think I will go for the blue Pioneer X. I use scissors all the time and I am excited to find uses for the awl.

Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2019, 03:33:33 AM »
If possible I buy a Bantam Alox tomorrow, it costs 21.42 euros, I doubt that it can go down more ..
As soon as I have more money I will take a Farmer or a Soldier.
It would be nice to buy the whole Alox series but I can't.
No Life Club Posts: 3,272
Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2019, 03:46:02 AM »
This may help with the size comparison as well. I see you are from Italy. From what I hear, Opinels are common there.  I could be wrong though. Here is the Cadet next to an Opinel No8 that my fiance brought back for me from Florence.

Chop On, Rise Up, and Hail Southern!
Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2019, 03:58:07 AM »
This may help with the size comparison as well. I see you are from Italy. From what I hear, Opinels are common there.  I could be wrong though. Here is the Cadet next to an Opinel No8 that my fiance brought back for me from Florence.

Thanks for the photo and the suggestion but I don't like Opinel.
Only Mora, Hultafors, CRKT and Victorinox :)
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Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2019, 04:29:53 AM »
Nice collection G-Dizzle  :cheers:
Sr. Member Posts: 281
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2019, 12:11:02 PM »
I'm not quite sure what the B1 is in the product code!
B1 stands for blister-packed.
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Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2019, 12:55:24 PM »
Ah yeah - Thanks Nick - I remember reading that in the catalogue now!
Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #50 on: Today at 06:52:28 AM »
I had two days of great indecision between the Bantam and the Cadet, in the end I decided for the Bantam.
This video convinced me:



(Although I have read on the internet various opinions of users disappointed by its too small thickness)

I think maybe the Cadet could be next.
No Life Club Posts: 3,272
Re: Alox vs "standard" durability
« Reply #51 on: Today at 07:01:43 AM »
Congrats on your decision! I think you will love the Bantam, but I’m sure you will want a cadet to go with it soon, then a Pioneer, then a Farmer ;)

Chop On, Rise Up, and Hail Southern!

 

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