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Try to Sell me an alox vic

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by Hickory n steel, May 16, 2017.

  1. lonestar1979


    Mar 2, 2014
    All alox models are easily worth the money and are some of best pocket knives around.they are thinner and lighter than their celidor counterparts and more durable.
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  2. neal70

    neal70 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Iirc, I recently saw sakmodder had posted on YouTube a discovery of his, that allows him to make a small "drawer", for lack of a better word, to be built into the linerless alox models. Very, very ingenious, it permits one to carry about three or so of the small items absent on the alox versions: i.e. toothpick, tweezers, small pen, etc. Admittedly a somewhat tight fit, but again, iirc, he makes it large enough to hold the very smallest fire starting rod one can purchase, obviously without a handle on it. Maybe the coolest little mod I've ever seen.
    Thanks, Neal
  3. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    Wouldn't say lighter, I'm pretty sure the pioneer x is about 10grams heavier than a climber, (I'd guess a tinker would close the gap a slight amount) Thinner and more durable, yes, thicker blades, and a thinner overall package, I'd give it that.
  4. 22-rimfire


    Nov 20, 2005
    I was knife browsing in yesterday on my way back from a job in far northeast TN. Was looking at all the different models of Vic SAKs. Been about 6 months since I really spent any time looking at them. Anyway, picked up a alox Electrician. Really a nice little knife with the two blades and the awl might come in handy. I guess I'll miss the toothpick and tweezers, but I'll live. Slowly but surely, my brain is pushing me toward smaller pocket knives for regular carry. One of these years, I may turn into a peanut guy. ;)

    Looked at the Pioneer X. Not really a scissors person. But it's a really nice little package for those that do.
  5. allenC


    Jun 18, 2000
    The alox models are too slick and slippery to me.
  6. BK14


    Sep 13, 2016
    The cellidor models are all the SAK you need; the alox is all the SAK you WANT. My EDC SAK is a cellidor (Champion Plus). But I love my Pioneers. They are entirely different beasts, and I don't think they need compete. Alox to me is more suited to gentleman carry, with slacks and the like. The thinness is insane, and they look so classy. If you stop thinking of them as multitools, they just become more useful traditionals in my mind. They don't compete with other SAKs for my carry, they compete with GECs and Cases. Hope this makes sense!
  7. Harayasu


    Jun 18, 2009
    I have many SAKs, with cellidor or nylon scales and even few with wooden scales, but for the last months I carried a Pioneer most of the time. It is relatively thin, has the functions I use most often and I just like the feeling of the alox scales and I love the looks of the alox scales. For me it has nothing to do about alox models having stronger scales or a slightly larger blade, it is just a matter of taste.
  8. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    I think the best solution is to get some Swiss Bianco scales. Then you can get that badass Alox look and keep your precious teethspickoon.
  9. catfish579


    Jan 8, 2013
    More of a side note but when I was reading these, I noticed more people have a larger alox and a celluloid classic on their key chain. I tend to have the reverse with a alox classic with my keys and a spartan or other blade in my pocket. I guess it's more out of concern that the classic on the key chain would be more likely to get the handles beaten up than what is in the pocket.
    That being said, either the alox or celluloid would likely be lifelong companions, but the alox gives you a greater feeling of being indestructible. They tend to be slimmer compared to models of the same layer yet still having thicker blades and stronger springs. The celluloid has the added benefits of toothpick and tweezers (toothpick I more use as a cleaning tool for tools rather than teeth) and having the back tools. I don't drink wine but having that mini screwdriver has been rather helpful.
    Positive is they are all reasonably priced so you can always pick up different kinds that satisfy your needs!
  10. BBuser

    BBuser Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2016
    I might have tried to answer this till a week ago. We were out with two little girls. The four year old was stung by a hornet or bee and was crying. The stinger was embedded. The tweezers on the Tinker came to the rescue. Stinger removed, little girl happy again. Thanks SAK. Glad it wasn't an Alox.
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  11. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    I've never actually been stung by a bee before, but I do get splinters and my Vic tweezers have definitely come to the rescue before.
    I sure wish my dad carried a cellador Vic when I was a kid, I remember getting a splinter once and him digging it out with the tip of his knife which really wasn't pleasant for a 5 year old.
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