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Victorinox Alox Handle Pocket Knives

Buy Swiss Army Alox Handle Pocket Knives

Shop and buy Victorinox Alox Handle Swiss Army Knives. Made in Switzerland, with a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship. (Damage caused by normal wear and tear, misuse or abuse is excluded.) The handle scales are anodised, ribbed alox aluminium, making sturdier and more hard wearing folding knives than standard Victorinox pocket tools. The top selling Pioneer Alox range of pocket knives measure 93 mm closed compared to standard length of 91 mm. The main blades are longer at 7.4 cm (2.9 inches) and thicker at 2.5 mm than standard models. Buy the new Pioneer X Penknife, which includes full size Victorinox spring loaded scissors.

The 2016 limited edition alox pocket knives range features orchid violet colour anodised aluminium handles. Launched in July 2016, the 3 pocket knife models are, Classic, measuring 58 mm closed, Cadet, 84 mm closed and Pioneer, 93 mm closed. The 3 models are manufactured in limited quantities, in a different shade of alox anodised aluminium every year, with the year of manufacture engraved on the handle.

Victorinox Knives have been manufactured in Ibach, Switzerland, since 1884. The Victorinox mission statement reads: 'Our effort to provide our fellow human beings all over the world with practical, functional, reasonably priced and top-quality products gives our lives deeper meaning and makes our work even more pleasurable and satisfying.' The Victorinox quality control process involves laboratory testing the materials and components used in knife production. This includes spectrum analysis to test alloy composition of metals and metallurgical inspection by polishing and etching metal surfaces to check for faults. Cutting test are also carried out, using special equipment, to assess edge retention properties of steel. Processes are constantly monitored to ensure quality control from pocket knife assemby to final inspection.

Victorinox is now a multi product brand, producing pocket tools, household and professional knives, timepieces, travel gear and fashion. Alox aluminium handle pocket knives have been part of the pocket tools catalogue for many years. Compared to cellidor plastic handle models, the alox handle knives are sturdier and more hard wearing. The Pioneer Alox range measure 93 mm closed compared to standard pocket tool length of 91 mm. The main blades of the Pioneer Alox range are longer at 7.4 cm (2.9 inches) and thicker at 2.5 mm, than other Victorinox pocket tools. Over the years, many different colour alox handle models have been produced. The newest alox handle model is the Mini Champ, which is available in silver, red or black hard anodised alox handle. Measuring just 5.8 cm (2.3 inches) closed, the MiniChamp contains 8 tool blades with 13 functions.