Pioneer 2223

A very nice now pretty rare model, it is not yet known to have a name so the old model number 2223 is used.  

Original Photo by: SOSAK: NORTHMAN The Victorinox Pioneer 2223 is a 93mm red Alox Swiss Army knife that, as far as we know, does not have an official name. The identifier 2223 is taken from its early model number. This is one of a small number of models to include the marlinspike/sacking needle.
Since the 2010 special edition, this model is often referred to as the Victorinox Sea Pioneer.

Discontinued model, fairly rare.

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Red Alox scales with the cross emblem instead of the newer Victorinox Shield logo. The bottom scale has a cut-out to accommodate the marlinspike in its folded position.


  1. In December 2010 Victorinox manufactured a special-run of fifty models with the the name Sea Pioneer. These models featured blue Alox scales with the old style silver cross, and a top advertising panel with Sea Pioneer imprinted in white. Each of these knives feature a series number (n/50) stamped on the main blade. This was the first knife issued in what would be come known as the Blue Marlinspike Series.
  2. In August 2013 Victorinox issued a special run of 150 knives for Siamese collectors. Each knife had red and blue scales and the engraving panel is enscribed in Siamese with the 5th Rama (dynasty of the Chakri family). The blade is etched 2556 (2013 in the Gregorian calender) and nnn/150. The other side of the blade depicts an elephant and a picture of the king. The king's name Chulalongkorn the Great is printed in Siamese between the two images. He reigned from 1868 to 1910 and was known as the Great Reformer.
Pioneer 2223 with bail
Pioneer 2223 with bail


Not yet known to have a name, before 1980 it had the model number 2223.


  • 2223: Red Alox (Vintage model number prior to 1980)
  • 2223U: Red Alox Vintage model number -very early version with bail

Related Models

  • Pioneer - The marlinspike is replaced with a reamer
  • Sailor - A woodsaw replaces the can-opener and cap-lifter
  • Midshipman - Three-layers; adds a woodsaw
  • First Mate - Three-layers; the can-opener is replaced by a small hawkbill blade; adds a woodsaw
  • Seaman - Only a single layer; removes the can-opener and cap-lifter
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