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Who wants to see a 111mm alox?

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by Stiletto Raggio, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Stiletto Raggio

    Stiletto Raggio

    546
    Jan 29, 2000
    After using my Hercules and one-handed Trekker a bit, I have decided that the 111mm platform with liner lock is my favorite Victorinox configuration. I could see why the older 'side lock' 111 variants couldn't be made with alox scales, but it seems that this would be the perfect upgrade for those looking for an extra durable piece of field gear. Anyone else want to join me in lobbying Victorinox for a few models?
     
  2. SAK Guy

    SAK Guy

    Jul 2, 2013
    A medium sized one like a Rucksack would be cool! :thumbup:

    The scales would have to be RED! :D
     
  3. Syph007

    Syph007

    201
    Jul 30, 2010
    Ive wished that for a long time too. The liner lock on those SAKs are nice and beefy, and the accompanying locking bottle opener is a great pry tool.

    The aluminum scales are so much nicer than plastic. I made some smooth alox 111mm prototypes but never fit them to a knife yet for a proper test. Someday I'd love to make proper textured ones.

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  4. SAK Guy

    SAK Guy

    Jul 2, 2013
    Wow Syph007!! That's cool!!! Have admired your work for a while and these are right on par with your other custom stuff!!! :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  5. Stiletto Raggio

    Stiletto Raggio

    546
    Jan 29, 2000
    Syph007, those are exceptional. Please fit them and post pics! And without giving up the tweezers and toothpick! I don't know why Victorinox hasn't done this yet. I would think the market would be quite large, especially since they could use the same scales for every knife in the 111 platform. Black Alox one-handed Hercules would be the ultimate field SAK.
     
  6. RedneckBear

    RedneckBear

    52
    Aug 8, 2016
    Oh man, I just bumped into this old thread and my mouth got all watery when I imagined a one-hand plain-edge Forester with red alox scales ... :)
     
  7. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    C3B43C8C-3EC5-4D6D-837E-BAB3409104EF.jpeg A2A96710-1D0A-49BA-9D81-5B9D3EBB769C.jpeg This Wenger Ueli Steck model has a button lock. The red button is spring loaded and pushes on the liner lock which is located in the middle of the knife.
     
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  8. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Alox versions would be fine with me as long as Victorinox continues to make the regular ones versus what it seems it has done with some of the other models going to strictly alox availability which are always more expensive. Bottom line with me is that I probably would't buy one.

    This thread started in 2014, and 3 years later there are still no 111mm alox saks. Tells you something about Vic's impression of the market.
     
  9. el gigantor

    el gigantor

    56
    Oct 5, 2015
    I asked sakmodder about this on Instagram and he said he's definitely considering it.
     
  10. vilePossum

    vilePossum

    Jan 14, 2015
    I saw that post.. Sigh still long ways off...
     
  11. bluepatrio

    bluepatrio

    17
    May 29, 2018
    Fascinating. Impressive work on your prototype!
     

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