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So, I'm curious, which do you prefer with your Alox models, Saw or Scissors?

Scissors (les ciseaux)
9 (39.1%)
Saw (scie à main)
3 (13%)
Neither, never use those ridiculous tools (Tiens!)
4 (17.4%)
Oh, I need both....Fieldmaster!
7 (30.4%)

Total Members Voted 23

Voting closed: September 10, 2017, 01:01:09 AM

What's better than Alox? 364

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What's better than Alox?
« on: August 13, 2017, 01:01:09 AM »
Alox with scissors!



I love the slim size and easy carry that comes with a Victorinox Soldier (93mm, Alox version). Truly, the Alox Soldier is my favorite SAK. But, the Vic scissors are just fantastic, and so useful that the Pioneer X model has won me over. Maybe I just need a better job. A job where scissors aren't so useful. A job that requires a saw.....a Farmer!

....however, until then...I love me some scissors.

So, I'm curious, which do you prefer with your Alox models, Saw or Scissors? Vote, and please state why you prefer (or not) one tool over the other.


Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,049 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 01:11:28 AM »
I'd like a Pioneer X with file on the saw backspring, and wood scales and brass bolsters


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Victorinox: - Spirit X, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Orig. Outdoorsman, Voyager Lite, CT34 & 41, Compact, Manager, Salesman, + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - Traveler, PTC + mods (Brian)
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 01:36:54 AM »
 :like:
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 02:19:50 AM »
Awarded.   :tu:
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 02:37:15 AM »
Merci.   :salute:

Now, let's Poll!
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 02:45:47 AM »
I voted neither because getting either one in 84mm alox is difficult and I am bitter about that!  :rant:

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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 02:50:11 AM »
Oh, I hear that. (But I'd love a Cadet + scissors layer.)
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 02:53:23 AM »
I voted "neither" even though I must have scissors (and a toothpick).

I did so because I only carry one- or two-layer Alox models. My usual carry is a cellidor Compact, but lately I've varied this a bit, with Pioneer in my left pocket and a Classic on my key ring.
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 03:01:59 AM »
Wait, you're a scissors fan, but you you voted 'neither'? Would you think about a Pioneer X?

The Compact is a huge hit with me.

(BTW, my grunt brother was assigned to the Big Red One.  :salute:)
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 03:07:18 AM »
Wait, you're a scissors fan, but you you voted 'neither'? Would you think about a Pioneer X?

The Compact is a huge hit with me.

(BTW, my grunt brother was assigned to the Big Red One.  :salute:)

I voted "neither" because it seemed the question was really a choice between the Farmer and the Pioneer X. In my mind Alox has two advantages: durability and thinness. Adding a third layer makes it too heavy/bulky for me.

What I want is Victorinox to offer combo tool options in the 93mm Alox line.
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 05:16:44 AM »
Voted...This is my daily carry nowadays...


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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 05:28:46 AM »
 :tu:
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 05:42:03 AM »
I voted for the scissors. If a saw is needed then bigger is better.

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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2017, 05:46:35 AM »
There is a certain wisdom in that.....  :multi:
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2017, 06:02:21 AM »
To put it another way, I would rather 93mm alox had an inline phillips than a saw.
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2017, 06:07:45 AM »
So you and I and about 1,000,000 other SAK users have the same wish there. Why hasn't Victorinox done this?  :think: Is there an engineering limitation?  :think:

(I do like the saw though....)
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2017, 06:15:01 AM »
No limitation, heaps of peeps have done it already, I will be doing it soon as well.
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2017, 08:52:36 AM »
I voted for the saw.

The little scissors on my 58mm manager which I always have with me, I need quite rare.
But when I need it, it is big enough. So I never need a scissors at a bigger knife.
But I often need the saw at work.

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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2017, 09:24:40 AM »
Sorry Nix, I edited the poll question to remove the post double up. Hope you don't mind mate.
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2017, 09:45:26 AM »
Not that I think the scissors/saw are ridiculous in any way, but i prefer Pioneers and Soldiers when it comes to Alox.

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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2017, 01:30:29 PM »
No limitation, heaps of peeps have done it already, I will be doing it soon as well.

Hey Zoidberg,
If you haven't purchased the pivots and screws yet,  where are you planning to get them from?
l'll split the minimum order/ postage costs with you.
Cheers
George
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2017, 01:52:38 PM »
My vote went with scissors.
I have 2 Alox with scissors, one of them also has the saw :tu:
I tend to use the scissors almost every day but the saw only occasionally (I like to have one just in case).

(I must try for some decent photos of them to try for an Alox with scissors badge) :pok:
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2017, 02:06:50 PM »
I voted Fieldmaster, its my favorite sak. It has everything i need and nothing i dont.

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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2017, 04:09:26 PM »
If  they'd come back with the Alox handled Dutch issue Master Craftsman, that would be perfect.
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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2017, 04:52:15 PM »
most used, as my go-to saw is the Silky F180!


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Re: What's better than Alox?
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2017, 04:54:14 PM »
That Silky saw is amazing.....but not an EDC item for me.  :o

 

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