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on 6 August 2013
Based on the old Soldier knife before 2008 (that have been used by the Swiss Armed Forces), but includes a very functional 7.2cm saw and a lanyard ring too.
This is a very durable construction made from aluminum ribbed scales and alu liners, 3 strong brass rivets and Victorinox's high quality stainless steel and razor sharp out of box.

The martensitic stainless steel alloy used for the cutting blades is optimized for high toughness and corrosion resistance and has a composition of 15% chromium, 0.60% silicon, 0.52% carbon, 0.50% molybdenum, and 0.45% manganese and is designated X55CrMo14 or DIN 1.4110 according to Victorinox.
After a hardening process at 1040 °C and annealing at 160 °C the blades achieve an average blade steel hardness of 56 HRC. This steel hardness is suitable for practical use and easy resharpening, but less than achieved in stainless steel alloys used for blades optimized for high wear resistance. According to Victorinox the martensitic stainless steel alloy used for the parts is X39Cr13 or DIN 1.4031 and for the springs X20Cr13 or DIN 1.4021.
The steel used for the wood saws, scissors and nail files has a steel hardness of HRC 53, the screwdrivers, tin openers and awls have a hardness of HRC 52, and the corkscrew and springs have a hardness of HRC 49.
(this information is from wikipedia)

This knife is great for any use: any outdoors like camping or hiking, EDC (every day carry), car, caravan, food prep, hunting and trap making, backup survival knife for utility purpose like trap and shelter building, for gear repair and maintenance and many tools on it have a good angle to strike a spark from a firesteel.
Speaking of maintenance, this knife doesn't need much, just wash it, dry it, clean the corners wit a Q-tip and oil with a multitool oil from Victorinox (coz its food friendly and nontoxic).

This knife can really take a lot of beating, this is the best pocket knife i ever had and its one from the "best of" Victorinox.
At the time i bough it, it was nearly 20quid, so a real bargain, i would pay even 50 for this.
Its harder to open and close the tools than on standard non-alox knives coz the springs are a lot stronger so its a much less chance this could close on your fingers, 0 chance if used responsibly.
The weight is OK for what you get from this tool, but if you consider buying a belt pouch i suggest the nylon Victorinox pouch 4.0543.3 Victorinox Pouch 2/4 Layer Black Fabric
If real soldiers used this design for 47 years, it really has to be top quality.

Check my uploaded pictures for more detail
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on 10 May 2017
A really nice pocket knife as you would expect from Victorinox. Nice size, fits well in the pocket, good weight and really very sharp blade.

All the functions an ex Boy Scout would need, although, a shame there isn't a pair of tweezers, a pin and a toothpick, as seem to be standard with most of their pocket knives.

All in all, very pleased with it.
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on 16 April 2017
One of the best pocket tools available at any price. A bit heavy for casual carry in a trouser pocket, but top quality and a good range of solid tools. The awl is excellent and can be used as a rudimentary drill, and is easier to use in this design as its on the end of the handle. Most Vic knives have the awl fixed half way down the handle where its less easy to use. The wood saw is also really good. Knife blade is very solid and very sharp too.
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on 18 June 2017
Came on time,'highly polished & Razor sharp', (The Reamer So sharp;it can also be used as,a Small blade;for cutting!)plus nicely oiled! The tension springs so strong with this knife;U don't need eny locking device! I've found in the uses Ov, Survival it has about 12/18 uses/functions it can Perform!! "I think this is gonna be My Best E.D.C; Knife!! I also think it's 1 Ov, the Best knife/multi-tools I've Bought!!" 'The saw is,Brilliant & extremely sharp!!' "Well Done ✅!!"
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on 13 March 2017
I have a lot of victorinox knives as i am a big fan, i have carried all of them the years and so far this is my favourite, when carrying a normal red scaled knife i constantly try to not knock it about to protect the scales as they can come loose then need replacing, but this alox version is much more durable. Since i got this i have managed to drop it multiple times and i am yet to find any damage. Also the main blade is slightly thicker and longer making it more durable, perfect for an every day knife!
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on 2 December 2016
Quality product. Perfect everyday carry, great range of tools, very handy, never lets me down.
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on 17 February 2017
Great, exactly what you would expect. Carry it in my pocket and very useful. Well made, sharp blades. I like the metal sides as opposed to the normal red plastic.
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on 16 July 2017
Quality knife at a good price in my opinion.
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on 24 February 2017
brilliant bit of kit
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on 16 May 2017
Nice and sturdy. Package was opened but it is ok. Thicker blade!
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