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Red Alox

Discussion in 'SwissBianco' started by d762nato, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Hello this is my first time posting on this forum and the first Vic i've ever owned. The pic i have is from the orginal owners sale thread and i hope he does'nt mind my using it. What i'm wondering is what model this is i'm thinking a Alox Farmer but i don't know much about Vic's just yet other than it seems to be very well made.
    Also is there any way to tell the age because the ad said vintage Alox. The only thing i can tell you is it has brass liners and has five blades. It looks like a big main blade an awl, flat blade screw driver, saw blade, and i'm not sure what the other blade is. Looks like maybe a small screw driver on the tip with another bottle opener and sharpened on the side of it. Well thanks and i wish i had more detailed pics for you guys.

    Doug

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  2. ufox9al

    ufox9al Slacker at large Moderator

    367
    Jun 28, 2007
    Yes, this is Farmer model, which was produced in red scales with silver cross until year 2000, after which Victorinox switched to the silver scales with red shield. I am not exactly sure at which point the brass liners were replaced with nickel silver, but my guess would be in the mid-90s. The blades were marked "Elinox" until mid-70s, so yours would be from somewheere between then and mid-90s.
    The Farmer in general, and the "old-cross" version in particular is an excellent SAk and one of my favourite EDC models.
     
  3. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Thank you Alexei, i think your right about the mid-90's there seems to be writing on the main big blade only. At any rate i really like it and its a very nice Edc as you mentioned and i may have to pick up another one or two. Maybe something a little smaller or a keyring model.

    Doug
     
  4. BigBill5953

    BigBill5953

    810
    Mar 5, 2012
    If you're looking for smaller models, the alox Cadet is a great EDC choice and you can get Ramblers (keychain SAKs) in alox as well.
     
  5. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Bill the Cadet looks like one i'll have to pick up along with a keychain Sak good choice and Thanks for the imfo. :thumbup:

    Doug
     
  6. ufox9al

    ufox9al Slacker at large Moderator

    367
    Jun 28, 2007
    If you like the Farmer tool set, but looking for an 84mm size, Cadet Plus may fit the bill:

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  7. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Thats a good looking knife/tool also. I've found out one thing with Sak's there are quite a few to choose from.
    Thanks for the pic and suggestions this may take a while.:D

    Doug
     
  8. KYenglish

    KYenglish

    Nov 26, 2010
    Cadet plus? going to have to look that up, thanks.

    OP, as has been said, that's Farmer for sure,
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    this is a vicoriox version
     
  9. BriantheBlade

    BriantheBlade

    281
    Aug 5, 2009
    Oh man I want one of those cadet plus'!! I carry a cadet that I got years ago and always think about how I wish it had a lanyard ring and a saw and now boom here it is! Where does one find a cadet plus? and whats it going to run me?
    Thanks
    Brian
     
  10. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

    809
    May 28, 2005
    please use the contact from on my swissbianco website - thanks!
     
  11. jdracing

    jdracing

    Sep 25, 2006
    doug,i sent you an email.
    jd
     

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