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What is the appeal of the Alox models? 5000

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Re: What is the appeal of the Alox models?
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2013, 03:07:56 AM »
I should add the one I posted is a custom by the way.  Also, I do really like cellidor for the scale and back tools.  I may actually prefer it overall due to the extra goodies it allows for, plus scissors (not that I couldn't have had them added to my custom Alox, but I opted for pliers instead).  I do love the inline awl though, I'd say it's the best awl I've used.  I also love the feel of alox and the durability. 

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Re: What is the appeal of the Alox models?
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2013, 03:42:40 AM »
Yeah, what you guys said. I'll just be glad when the prices settle down.

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Re: What is the appeal of the Alox models?
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2013, 02:04:06 PM »
Sambeaux, I think the idea of a Farmer in a BOB is an excellent idea.

Maybe not strange, but I think the Swisstool Spirit X is an even BETTER idea.

I have both. I carry the Swisstool. Not because comparable tools are better, only that it has more tool options.

I'm still looking for a good place to put my Farmer, and haven't yet come up with one. For the time being, it's in a general disaster preparedness home kit.

I have two bugout bags set up. One already has a swisstool in it.  :whistle:
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Re: What is the appeal of the Alox models?
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2013, 02:09:12 PM »
I should add the one I posted is a custom by the way.  Also, I do really like cellidor for the scale and back tools.  I may actually prefer it overall due to the extra goodies it allows for, plus scissors (not that I couldn't have had them added to my custom Alox, but I opted for pliers instead).  I do love the inline awl though, I'd say it's the best awl I've used.  I also love the feel of alox and the durability.

The inline awl looks a lot like the awl on my Kamp King knife... which is a pretty awesome awl...

Sam
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Re: What is the appeal of the Alox models?
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2013, 09:16:24 PM »
They are just  so nice feeling.  The Alox Classics especially feel great, and the Cadet feels like an entirely different knife than the Cellidor 2-layer 84mm knives.
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Re: What is the appeal of the Alox models?
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2013, 10:34:40 PM »
Alox tools are beefier... and more durable. Alox saks also have a much better awl..

Alox ages well. Beat-up Alox scales still look good, if not better because of the patina. Beat-up celidor looks like.... well, beat-up plastic. If you want an heirloom to pass to the next generation, then Alox is your best bet.


That said, celidor isn’t a bad choice at all. I have several that I use in my rotation. You can switch out celidor scales for different colors. You can use plus scales and have a pen handy There are LOTS more tool options, including the back tools.. which are very useful.   


But I’ll leave you with this final thought;  modded Alox is a beautiful thing. Syph upgraded my Urban Pioneer with pliers:


(photo and SAK by Syph007)
« Last Edit: July 19, 2013, 10:41:52 PM by shamus »
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Re: What is the appeal of the Alox models?
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2013, 01:58:46 AM »
That one is cool shamus :tu:  My Syph custom Alox has pliers too :)

K-Tibbs
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Re: What is the appeal of the Alox models?
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2013, 02:40:07 AM »
I'm not going to say one is better than the other.  The fact is I enjoy and use both.  The only way this can be settled is to try both for yourself and see the advantages/disadvantages and go from there.  I hope this helps  :cheers:

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Re: What is the appeal of the Alox models?
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2013, 01:15:17 PM »
I don't get how folks say alox doesn't have scissors, an alox classic has super scissors (and even a small file)!

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Re: What is the appeal of the Alox models?
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2013, 04:20:16 PM »
I don't get how folks say alox doesn't have scissors, an alox classic has super scissors (and even a small file)!
That is very true. The scissors on the Classic are quite capable for their size.  :tu:

SAW
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Re: What is the appeal of the Alox models?
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2013, 06:54:50 PM »
To me the appeal is just the downright good looks of alox over cellidor.

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