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Author: White Glove Reviews
The Pioneer range is not 91 mm but 93 mm.
If you take a look at this knife and a 91 mm Cellidor side by side, you’ll notice that the blade and the bottle opener are bigger and beefier on the Alox.
And that great in-line reamer is (almost) only available on the 93 mm Alox knives.
And Alox feels much more robust in the hand than the Cellidor knives.
And despite the thicker blade and tools, the Alox knives are still thinner than Cellidor ones: my Farmer (Pioneer + saw -> 3 layers) is thinner than a Spartan (2 layers).
And Alox looks sooo much better, at least to me… Especially in a great color like blue, or apocalypse green, or black with red shield…
I agree that these aluminium scales have a few drawbacks, but they do make up for it in my opinion!
The Alox Soldier knife (model 1961) was the official knife of the Swiss Army between 1962 and 2008 – and it was based on the Pioneer. If it was good enough for the Swiss Army for almost 5 decades, it’s good enough for me as well.