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Hunter Pro in Alox 3737

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Hunter Pro in Alox
« on: July 24, 2018, 07:03:21 AM »


Silver Alox only. Other difference from original Hunter Pro: Pocket clip option. Lanyard ring.

Of course it loses the wonderfully firm-gripped, ergonometric handle of the original. Not sure if Alox is good for a big outdoor knife. Cold, wet weather? Slippery with dressing the kill? I can't see this appealing to any hardcore outdoors folks. If you think Victorinox, it is definitely unique and great looking knife. But outside of the Victorinox world, there are so many good outdoors knives that will not be 100 Euros.

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Just saw another thread on this. I check over there now...
« Last Edit: July 24, 2018, 07:11:25 AM by israelpiper »
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 10:19:00 PM »
You know, I was just thinking about an alox 111!

Barry
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 04:41:52 PM »
Wish.  Imagine red coloured alox!?

- stoneshank

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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018, 07:34:27 PM »
As a lover of all things Victorinox first, and a lover of pocket knives second, I have to say that thing looks ugly as sin. It is too far removed from anything they have produced before to be recognizable by my brain as a Victorinox design, and it doesn't stand on its own merits as a pocket knife, especially not at that price point. There are so so many good options for a dedicated folder in the sub $100 range that Victorinox is going to have to try harder than that to make a splash.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 07:36:45 PM by GoatDragon »

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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 08:33:37 PM »
I wonder what a stag Hunter Pro would look like? Even more curious is the big price tag it would probably have. I feel G-10 or Micarta would be good looking choices that work hard.  Metal scales can't be broken, and they don't harbor bacteria, or have any place for it to hide, but that's about it. It's cold in cold weather, and if left out in the sun, it will get really hot.
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2018, 10:27:11 PM »
B&H Photo lists the Hunter Pro in Alox on their website for $99.99.  Available October 11.

- Steve
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2018, 10:29:04 PM »
Don't you find that annoying? Why not say $100 and be done with it?  :rofl:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 10:31:22 PM »
Mental marketing...

Buy now or regret later
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2018, 10:42:30 PM »
Don't you find that annoying? Why not say $100 and be done with it?  :rofl:
Not the way we do it in the US.
Aside from the appearance that it's selling for under $100, there is a story that many years ago a store owner by the name of J.C. Penney made prices like that to force his employees to have to ring the sale up at the register so they could make change.

- Steve
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2018, 10:57:35 PM »
Don't you find that annoying? Why not say $100 and be done with it?  :rofl:
Not the way we do it in the US.
Aside from the appearance that it's selling for under $100, there is a story that many years ago a store owner by the name of J.C. Penney made prices like that to force his employees to have to ring the sale up at the register so they could make change.
I understand the reasoning behind making the price like that to make it look cheaper, but that doesn't make me like it more.  :cheers:
The thing about forcing the employees to use the cash register is new to me though!

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2018, 11:55:29 PM »
Nice and interesting - might be able to squeeze one in for Christmas for my son.
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2018, 03:42:23 AM »
Unless they provide this knife with a higher grade of steel,than they use in their other knives,it will be of limited use.

Their steel is so soft I can't use a sharpening steel to touch up their blades.

It does look cool,though.


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  **Edmund Burke**

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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2018, 04:48:17 PM »
Unless they provide this knife with a higher grade of steel,than they use in their other knives,it will be of limited use.

Their steel is so soft I can't use a sharpening steel to touch up their blades.

It does look cool,though.

I use honing steel on my SAK blades all the time to great effect.  ???

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Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2018, 04:57:49 PM »
Change the stupid sideways logo to the traditional red one found on the pioneer and the look is golden. Functionality? I dont know.

Chop On, Rise Up, and Hail Southern!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,810 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2018, 06:10:47 PM »
Unless they provide this knife with a higher grade of steel,than they use in their other knives,it will be of limited use.

Their steel is so soft I can't use a sharpening steel to touch up their blades.

It does look cool,though.
SAK steel needs to be stropped when the edge needs a touch-up, not a sharpening?  :dunno:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2018, 07:08:34 PM »
I use honing steel on my SAK blades all the time to great effect.  ???

I'm happy for you. ???

At this price point a better steel should be a piece of cake.Many other manufactures are able to offer a premium steel at this price point,so why not Victorinox?

I can order a Buck from their Custom Shop and specify S30V for $96.50.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  **Edmund Burke**

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."    **Benjamin Franklin**
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2018, 07:14:31 PM »
As a lover of all things Victorinox first, and a lover of pocket knives second, I have to say that thing looks ugly as sin. It is too far removed from anything they have produced before to be recognizable by my brain as a Victorinox design, and it doesn't stand on its own merits as a pocket knife, especially not at that price point. There are so so many good options for a dedicated folder in the sub $100 range that Victorinox is going to have to try harder than that to make a splash.

You have no idea  :facepalm:
 
IT´S BEAUTIFUL  :like:
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2018, 07:15:57 PM »
Unless they provide this knife with a higher grade of steel,than they use in their other knives,it will be of limited use.

Their steel is so soft I can't use a sharpening steel to touch up their blades.

It does look cool,though.
SAK steel needs to be stropped when the edge needs a touch-up, not a sharpening?  :dunno:

The term sharpening steel is commonly used,a more accurate description is a "honing steel".The steel actually hones the edge.Stropping is nice but I've never seen anyone carry a strop into the field. :dunno:

I carry a honing steel on every trip afield.It occupies a special pocket in my backback.


PS: When a blade becomes dull from use,stropping is worthless without first using a honing steel.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2018, 07:51:42 PM by toolguy »

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  **Edmund Burke**

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."    **Benjamin Franklin**
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2018, 08:13:46 PM »
I get my SAKs sharp as a razor on my honing steel too.

The SAK steel is sufficient for most people.
It's softer, yes, but they NEVER rust and are very easy to touch up on a wide array of materials.

Which isn't that unlogical, given their military history.

Buy now or regret later
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2018, 08:37:09 PM »
I think (know) that, “afield”, the softer Victorinox Steel at 56 HRC is ideal for all tasks. They can be sharpened, honed, dressed or otherwise maintained with just about any implement.
I also own a Buck 113, dressing knife with S30V steel. It performs really well whilst dressing a moose “afield”, it lasts a long time; but, and there is always a but, trying to hone S30V without DMT stone is a total waist of time. S30V is nice but designed to be maintained in a shop, as recommended on the Buck website!

Additionally, the Alox Hunter Pro knife is “butt” ugly.  :D

Toolguy, I just disagree  :angel:
« Last Edit: September 19, 2018, 08:39:26 PM by Marc_in_NS »
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2018, 08:49:25 PM »
I'd have been more interested if they'd scaled the hunter pro down to a 3" blade model
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2018, 08:52:24 PM »
Initially, the Hunter Pro Alox was scheduled for September last year. Then we heard about manufacturing problems and an indefinite delay. I hope they meet the October 11 deadline but I´ll only believe it when I see it.

I love my Hunter Pro Walnut and will get the alox as well. More than just alox scales, Vx added a lanyard hole too.

It´ll be my 10th silver alox.
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EMZ nl

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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2018, 06:34:28 AM »
The price in The Netherlands is € 99.
For sale at www.messenshop.nl
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2018, 02:57:05 PM »
I will hold out for the green alox when it comes out. The knife will be on my bike pack!
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2018, 03:54:54 PM »
Which to choose  :think:
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2018, 10:40:13 PM »
Looks like something the Predator would pull out of it's belt as it was chasing Schwarzenegger through the woods.

I like it. May very end up buying one and then trying to hide it from my wife!!!

What do you mean "These Vics all look the same?"...
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2018, 10:49:25 PM »
Which to choose  :think:

Wait, is this real?

If the trees blew down the wind and no one was around, would the alphabet song really go backwards?
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2018, 10:50:13 PM »
I'm surprisingly tempted by this. Is this a LE or regular production item?

If the trees blew down the wind and no one was around, would the alphabet song really go backwards?
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Re: Hunter Pro in Alox
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2018, 11:47:29 PM »
It’s real.  :tu:

 

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