I am lost for words that i managed to buy one of the two designated Victorinox Pioneer X Damascus Swiss Army Knives. Only two pieces was designated for the Norwegian market. This is also the very first Damascus pattern
Victorinox knives that I now have in my collection. The Pioneer Range knives I know very well and many knives from 1957 until today has been I my hands or studied from pictures and various sources. This is the best I have ever seen and it is a work of art
that is like a spark explosion for the knife-bug brain.
Everything from the box to the details with anodizing and the over-all functionality of the functions are outstanding. These knives are made for collectors
and enthusiasts. The limited number was scary reading when the information was released. That I should get so lucky i never expected and a big thank you goes to Victorinox and my Norway source for helping me receiving this superb 93mm Alox knife. From before
i bought the Pioneer X in silver anodized Alox scales in a another webshop here, it is very interesting with the scissors that finally are available for this sturdy line of Victorinox knives. I can compare the two knives and both are excellent. The beauty
of the Damascus limited edition is beyond my expectations and the pictures can speak for my lack of words. Each blade is unique and the shared pattern of a 60 HRC cutting edge is on the high side of what usually is not the case on a Swiss Army Knife. Each
blade is individual in design even if a pattern got a name. it is made of Stainless steel that is a must on SAKs. it is the greatest invention made for versatile knives. Swiss Army Knives have a very good reputation for using a good selection of quality Stainless
Steel. From before i know about the process of making the Damasteel from Sweden. This one is called Thor! I welcome it.
My advice to collectors is to make sure to keep every possible part of the box, paper-work.
It contains very important information about the history and the special limited knife. We have seen this time and time again just how important the original box and information is for the collectability and the search for information. It is a valuable help
for all aspects to keep everything regarding this knife. Each knife is numbered as well.
The 93mm Alox line was constructed correct from the moment it entered the world in 1957. The awl changed in 1961. From then
on this knife has taken every tests of time and it is considered more than sturdy. Even the 93mm line got an evolution after 1957/61 that you can study for time windows. It follows the technological development of the factory or factory-complex buildings in
Ibach Switzerland. Today technology can enhance the quality of anodizing and the perfected precision today is scary good. Just look on the polished parts and functions. For me this line of knives for my interest will always be the red anodized Alox knives.
This Damascus knife represents the highest possible performance of a knife factory. It is a work of art that demands respect from any makers today and it receive 10 out of ten points without a doubt!