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Victorinox has been manufacturing amazing products since 1884. Every year, Victorinox surprises us with its endless universe of creativity and Swiss ingenuity. In 2016, one of the new masterpieces is the 2016 Damast Limited Edition. For several years Victorinox has explored the Damast steel in several limited editions. This year it is the time of the Pioneer X Alox to get a magnificent Damast blade. Here is our unboxing where you can see all the facets of this amazing product.

Its strength remains its big precious steel blade of Damascus, the manufacture refers to ancient crafts. The different types of steel assembled by hot welding and bending thus possible to obtain a particularly resistant and unbreakable steel. The apotheosis of making a Damascus steel blade rests, then as now, on its finish – because it is only thanks to the sanding, polishing and engraving appears a unique pattern of its kind. There are a lot of legends and stories around the Damascus steel. Still today we do not really know exactly how sword-smiths from middle-age would really produce such specific blades. The earlier descriptions found by historians and archeologists are dated from 300 BC in India. A blade made of this steel is characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be tough, resistant to shattering and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge. Today it represents a luxury item as only Sweden is capable of producing such steel at an industrial level. The big blade of this knife is manufactured from stainless high quality Damascus steel, 60 HRC. Victorinox has placed a lot of attention into all details. The case in which the pocket knife is placed, the support with the small magnet that blocks the blade, so it is perfectly placed in the box… all these details of quality and ingenuity makes this product a true piece of art. With a black soft-touch box, the new Limited Edition has a magnificent place, completely highlighted by the front transparent window. It makes the perfect display for your collector.



For this year’s limited edition, Victorinox has chosen the new Pioneer X with Alox scales. The Pioneer X is the first Pioneer Swiss Army Knife ever to feature a pair of precision scissors. They’re perfect for opening packages, snipping string, clipping out articles and so much more. They make an excellent addition to a pocket knife that already includes a versatile steel blade, a sharpened reamer and a host of other functions. And you’ll find them all in the same beautifully designed, remarkably durable and exceptionally resilient package that so many people have come to love. The ribbed scales are made of high-grade aluminum and will provide you an interesting touch and durability.

There are only 5’000 pieces worldwide. This makes this pocket knife a unique piece, you will probably not see 2 of them in a lifetime. Another interesting point to add to the uniqueness of this product is the fact that the Damast steel provides unique patterns that makes each blade different from another. So we are truly in the presence of a unique piece of craftsmanship. We realize that we could spend hours admiring this pocket knife for its beauty, complexity and design.





In terms of functions:

  1. blade, large in Damast steel
  2. scissors
  3. reamer, punch
  4. can opener
  5. screwdriver 3 mm
  1. bottle opener
  2. wire stripper
  3. screwdriver 5 mm
  4. key ring

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This Spring, Victorinox is definitely making the luxury news headlines and will make you crave for this amazing Limited Edition. You better hurry up if you wish to be one of the lucky owners of this unique product.

José Amorim


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