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Companion

Victorinox 58mm Companion, Red Alox with keyring. The Companion was a common 58mm Victorinox knife, having the same tools as the Classic, but with metal scales. The Companion has very thin, smooth Alox scales, compared to the Alox Classic that has thicker scales that are textured.

There was also a Companion SD version, which, like the Alox Classic SD, has a screwdriver-tip on the nail file rather than the nail-cleaner tip.

Name Disambiguation: A much older variation of the 74mm Prince was also called the Companion!

Discontinued

Layer Tools

Companion in Various Colours
Companion in Various Colours

Scales

The Companion has smooth Alox scales, usually red, and no scale tools due to the thickness of the scales.
The scales were available in other colours eg blue, silver, green, black.
See image and Identifiers section below.

Variations

  1. Earlier versions of the Companion were available with and without the keyring.
  2. The Companion SD's nail-file has the screwdriver, rather than the nail-cleaner, tip.

History

The Companion was available from the 1970s and was quite collectible due to the many attractive colour variations.
An earlier version of this knife, with the older style scissors and nail-file, was known as the Executive.

It is a discontinued model.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 58mm
  • Width: 5.6mm
  • Weight: 16.2g (no keyring version)

Identifiers

  • 0.6200.10: The original Companion - Red Alox; no-keyring

These numbers come from A Collector's Guide to 58mm Small Size Pocket Knives by Daniel J. Jacquart.

  • 0.6201.2: Blue Alox
  • 0.6201.4: Green Alox
  • 0.6201.7: White Alox
  • 0.6201.13: Black Alox
  • 0.6201.30: Matte polished steel
  • 0.6201.80: Gold-plated steel

US Model Numbers:

  • 53751: Red Alox, no keyring  (Note: This model number was accidentally reused later for a different model)
  • 53752: Red Alox, keyring
  • 53758: Silver Alox, keyring
  • 53758: Silver Alox, no keyring
  • 54117: Companion-SD - Red Alox
  • 54217: Companion-SD - Black Alox
  • 54317: Companion-SD - Blue Alox
  • 54417: Companion-SD - Light green Alox
  • 54517: Companion-SD - Silver Alox

Related Models

  • Alox Classic SD - Has the same tool set, but with ribbed Alox scales
  • Broker - Has the same tool set, but with stainless steel scales
  • Classic - Cellidor scales - Same tool set, but adds the toothpick and tweezers in the scales
  • Duchess - A vintage Alox scaled model, with the same toolset and scale material, but the scales have the 'dog-bone' shape
  • Pocket Pal - Removes the scissors, no SD variation, same smooth Alox scales
  • Executive - Same scales and toolset, but older versions of the tools
Created by RedRamage. Last Modification: Thursday 17 of December, 2020 00:09:58 CET by Huntsman.

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