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Victorinox Red Alox vs 2018 Berry Red, Green vs 2017 Olive Green

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Ourorboros, May 18, 2018.

  1. Ourorboros


    Jan 23, 2017
    So now I'm kind of on a Victorinox Alox kick, because who needs money?
    I'm noticing a bit of redundancy here and I can't really distinguish tonal differences between offerings.
    Is there really a difference in color from the Victorinox Red Alox and the Berry Red? From all the pictures I've seen, they look the same.
    Same question for Green Alox vs Olive green. Some pictures make one look darker, some make the other look darker.
    So is the only difference that one is an official limited edition while the other just exists? Or is there real color differentiation that digital pictures don't capture.
    Thanks for your help.
  2. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call

    Jan 3, 2013
    Yes there is a difference. I just googled Berry Red and it's not as dark.

    On this page is a side by side pic. https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=76007.30

    Also, there are various different greens. I've had an olive and still have one of the greens used in the South African Market which is like an emerald.
  3. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Liking the new file shown on that link!
  4. Behr95


    Jan 23, 2018
    The difference is slight but there is still a difference. I just got mine and this is my first Cadet. I was very impressed. It's thin and light and after a few passes on the strop is very sharp.
  5. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    Does a color chart (in color) of all Vic Alox's exist? My google force is not strong enough to find it. That is something I would like to see.
  6. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I've gotten burned on this as well, but with the copper colored ones. I've bought copper, bronze and autumn orange alox Cadets, and they all look identical to me, side by side, in good light.
  7. jlhoffman74

    jlhoffman74 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    There is a difference of color on the reds, the regular red is your basic cherry red, and the 2018 berry red is more like a cadmium red (red orange or maybe tomato red), I don't really collect them so just one color will do. I actually just ordered the dark teal one (nespresso) one it looks like a cool color, I guess you just have to decide on the color that appeals to you there are lots to choose from. The pioneer is a great knife by the way!
    mitch4ging likes this.
  8. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I can't speak to the shades of reds but I have Alox Farmers in Blue, Copper, Orange, and in the Olive and Green and the Green is noticiably darker than the Olive ...

    I would guess the different shades of Red would be noticiable side by side also ... some dealer photos don't show the differences so well.
  9. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I actually have four different shades of green (from light to dark): apocalypse green, green (Kelly), olive green, dark green.
    Each one is distinctively different.
    1 ADAM12 likes this.
  10. Ourorboros


    Jan 23, 2017
    Thank-you for your answers!
    Yes, an Alox color chart/wheel would be helpful.
    I only wish the file on the Cadets and any Vic over 58mm had a longer file.
  11. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    The 2016 orchid color was pretty. Got the whole set for my wife as a gift that year.
  12. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I wish they would make an Alox Recruit. I've always preferred to have a second actual blade on a SAK, even though most of mine don't. I think a run or a special order was done in the past.
    jlhoffman74 likes this.

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