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Cleaning an old Pioneer Alox?

Discussion in 'SwissBianco' started by RJC92, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. RJC92

    RJC92

    10
    Mar 23, 2016
    Hi there,

    I found an old pioneer alox in my father's tool box and was looking to clean it up.

    Some notes I've made while inspecting the knife:

    -knife and tools are difficult to fold out
    -knife blade is warped slightly and tip is bent
    -there may be rust build up
    -heavy dirt and grease build up

    So...how should I go about cleaning and fixing these up?
     
  2. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

    809
    May 28, 2005
    contact victorinox in your country, usually they ask you to send the knife in for warranty.
     
  3. BeOurProtector

    BeOurProtector

    25
    Feb 10, 2014
    If you want to try to clean it up yourself, compressed air, WD-40 and something called 'Never-Dull' thats an automotive polish found in Walmart or PepBoys are all your friend. The Never Dull is great at removing oxidation and grime. Remember, brass brushes are softer than stainless steel, so grab one at your local hardware store and go to town. The brass brush may hurt the polish on the blade (if there is any left) but will be find for the rest of the SAK.
     
  4. Captain Howdy

    Captain Howdy Gold Member Gold Member

    798
    Apr 28, 2013
    With older alox I wash it with warm water and dish soap. Then soak it in mineral oil for a few days, sometimes up to week. Then soap and warm water again. It's surprising how it frees all the gunked up pivots. Depending on how bad the rust and the condition of the blade are you may want to send it into Victorinox for replacement parts.
     

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