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My love of the pioneer is no secret around these parts, so imagine my surprise when looking at the SAK clubs thread that there was not a pioneer club on the list! So, let remedy that!Rumor has it that the first pioneer descended through the mists of the Swiss alps in the year 1957, immediately raising the bar for what a pocket knife could and should be. From the sleek equal end pattern, the robust scales, the almost perfect selection of tools (not too much, not too little) to the great feel in hand, the pioneer has become the standard by which others are judged (at least to me! )It became the basis for many popular variants from the forum favorite Farmer, the 1961 soldier model, the electrician, harvester, solo and even to the more recent X model. Each variant only adding to the storied history of this fine pocket knife pattern. So let’s kick this off. Share pictures of your pioneers and join me in celebrating the best knife ever made!/hyperbole
Everyone needs at least one good friend in this life. My red round awl 1957 Pioneer has a silver companion. Elinox, old cross, cutaway back scale. Does it get better? (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)
This Thread needs the 2010 Pioneer
This Thread needs the 2010 Pioneer(Image removed from quote.)
How did I not see this club yet...My latest Pioneer... intended for a future mod...(Image removed from quote.)The rest of them Pioneers... I think...(Image removed from quote.)
Don’t know if this is true or not, LE2020 color will be light blue?(Image removed from quote.)
jaya_man, I absolutely love the patina on those scales, they're perfect for a mod. I have an old Pioneer that's been modded into a Voyageur (blade, scissors and combo-opener).
I like the Pioneers, below is a photo of a Pioneer X that I modified (removed the tool layer, added titanium liners and bolsters with stag scales).