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Since 2015, Victorinox launches a special limited edition for the Alox range. This is pure music to fan’s ears. Each pocket knife will have the year engraved in the back, so you know which year belong each limited edition. While the traditional Swiss Army Knife has the Cellidor scales, the Alox family is about another story. The scales are made in aluminum oxide, generally called Alox. The alox scales are thinner and more resistant to chemicals and daily usage, than the cellidor scales.  However, the Alox forgoes the tweezers and toothpick that the traditional cellidor version includes. What Alox fans like as well on these scales is the work done on the aluminium. The Embossing brings a technical, modern and edgy look to the Swiss Army knife. Younger as well: slim. This year, the Victorinox Alox limited edition wears red berry.


This new limited edition has Alox scales, which are punched from aluminium, embossed, anodized and at the end of the process are coated with a protective layer against corrosion and use. The first usage of Alox in a knife is not very clear but for sure the Soldier’s knife adopted the Alox s scales in 1961 for the first time. Since then Victorinox has true aficionados of the Alox and some of the fans prefer this variant than the regular one. Victorinox is definitely pleasing the fans with this annual limited edition.



According to Victorinox, the Alox Cadet is not small, not large, but right in the middle. The Cadet Alox Limited Edition 2018 is the medium-sized pocket knife in this year’s trio of Alox Limited Edition pocket knives. And, just like its siblings, it cuts a bold aesthetic. Kitted out in berry red alox scales, you can’t miss it. And with the specially processed scales that are stamped from aluminum, embossed and then anodized, you basically can’t break it either. It’s a keeper. We rediscover the Victorinox Cadet and its nine essential functionalities:

  1. large blade
  2. can opener
  3. screwdriver 3 mm
  4. bottle opener
  5. wire stripper
  6. screwdriver 6 mm
  7. nail file
  8. nail cleaner
  9. key ring

The Victorinox Alox Cadet is the perfect companion for your everyday adventures. It perfectly fit your pocket and its nine functionalities will cover your back anytime!

José Amorim

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