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Cadet X

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by DocT, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    We need a Cadet X Alox with scissors. I wrote to Victorinox about this. I hope others will do the same.
     
  2. yablanowitz

    yablanowitz

    Apr 14, 2006
    Who is "We"? I sure don't need one.
     
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  3. Lee D

    Lee D

    875
    May 27, 2013
    I’d be happy if they offered a model that swapped the nail file for scissors
     
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  4. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    That would work, also. However, I do sometimes find that file handy for all sorts of things: screws, prying, digging, filing, etc. Still, if scissors were there, I would gladly give it up. A Cadet X would give me all of the tools I actually use, and more.
     
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  5. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    You do, but you don't know it yet. Haha!
     
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  6. HWF

    HWF

    Apr 1, 2012
    This would be right up my alley!
     
  7. hobnob

    hobnob

    28
    Dec 18, 2009
    I'd be down for at least one. Yes I do need it.
     
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  8. jackknife

    jackknife

    Oct 2, 2004
    I find the nail file to be an excellent small Phillips driver, and sometimes awl for poking holes in not too hard material. But I would love a cadet with both nail file and scissors. Then I cold jettison the classic from key ring.
     
  9. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Yep i seem to use the scissors as much as the Blade. And a toothpick is a must!
     
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  10. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    I'm not a nail file fan. I just haven't found it very useful. Scissors would be a great swap but I'd also be happy with an awl so the Cadet would be like a scaled down Pioneer.
     
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  11. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    I think if the file is swapped for scissors it should just be called something else.
    Like Super Cadet lol.
     
  12. Enkrig

    Enkrig

    117
    Dec 17, 2015
    I agree -- I don't need one either. Somehow, I find 84mm-size SAKs to be a little to small for me. Thus, personally I'd go with a 91mm Pioneer X instead.

    Still, DocT, if you want that and can get Victorinox to make it, more power to you!
     
  13. supergnat

    supergnat

    158
    Jun 27, 2015
    I totally agree. I have the Pioneer X, but it's too heavy. A 3-layer Cadet X would be much better.
     
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  14. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    This is the SAK I want most. It would be perfect.
     
  15. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    Yes, it would be about right for most uses and daily carry. I could clear out those Classics from off my key chains and also not need a larger knife.
     
  16. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    Write to Victorinox and ask them for a Cadet X.
     
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  17. pfranze78

    pfranze78

    96
    Aug 31, 2016
    That would be my dream knife! I carry a Classic Alox on my keychain for the purpose of having a pair of scissors. I would gladly buy a Cadet X and delete the Classic from my keychain setup.
     
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  18. jackknife

    jackknife

    Oct 2, 2004
    Yeah, this plus a zillion or two. A cadet with scissors and nail file would be soooo perfect an EDC knife for urban/suburban environments, it cold be that 'one' knife you could carry for most things you'll need in the course of your day. Even with just the scissors, it wild be a great suburban EDC.
     
  19. Lee D

    Lee D

    875
    May 27, 2013
    A Cadet X and the OHO Trekker would IMO be the dynamic duo. The Cadet would be people friendly (in red of course, so it’s immediately identified as a SAK), and the Trekker for bigger jobs

    *Just a thought, I blame it on all the coffee lol
     
  20. pfranze78

    pfranze78

    96
    Aug 31, 2016
    I get that totally. 9 times out of 10 I need a pair of scissors instead of a knife. I could do with a Cadet with scissors instead of the knife. I can't always take a SAK to work. But would it still be a Swiss Army "Knife"? ;)
     

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