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Solo Alox

stock photo The Victorinox Solo Alox is a 93mm single layer model with a single knife blade.
Whilst the Solo does not have any of the typical Swiss Army Knife tools, it is an extremely robust knife that is easy to maintain. It can be carried on its own, but is also well suited to be paired with another Swiss Army knife as a backup or second blade, or as a larger blade when paired with a smaller model with more tools.

Name disambiguation - There is also a 108mm model named the Solo.

Layer Tools

Scales

Silver checkered Alox.

Variations

  1. The horizontal blade profile can be either symmetric or asymmetric. Asymmetric blades are used on most 93mm models so that the reamer can be placed in the same layer beside the main-blade.
  2. In 2010 a black Alox Solo was produced with a special blade etching and the following text Confoederatio Hevetica on the bottom scale. According to information from a Switzerland based seller this was a limited run of 60 knives.
  3. In 2011 the South Africa dealer/distributor Sharp Edge  contracted for several different colored anodized Solo models (see image below). The different colors produced were red, black, blue, green, and orange. All these feature the current scales with the silver Victorinox shield. The green is a dark Hunter-Green, the red is a deep maroon, and the orange is a bright tangerine, (some colours available in regular production models). All the knives appear to feature the symmetric blade profile.
  4. In June 2013 Victorinox produced a special edition of numbered gold models with n/50 *2013* etched on the blade.
  5. In late 2013 Victorinox produced what would probably be the last special edition numbered 93mm alox models, the Kingfisher. It came with blue and orange scales, silver shield, a picture of the kingfisher bird on the engraving panel, and the blade engraved n/100. A similar Pioneer model was also issued at the same time.

History

The original model featured red Alox scales with the Swiss Cross, in common with other models in the Pioneer/93mm line, at the time.
The history of the horizontal symmetric vs. asymmetric blade profile is puzzling. Both original red Swiss Cross scales, and later manufactured knives have been found with both blade profiles. Which blade is used seems to be fairly random!

In 2018 Victorinox started selling this model under the name Swiss Army 1.

Physical Specifications

Colored Solo Alox Models from South Africa
South Africa Colored Alox Variations from 2011

  • Length: 93mm
  • Width: 8.9mm
  • Weight: 44.8g

Identifiers

  • 0.8000.20: Original red Alox version with the silver Swiss Cross logo
  • 0.8000.26: Silver Alox with silver/red Victorinox shield

Special Runs – All with the Victorinox shield

  • 0.8000.20R: Red
  • 0.8000.22R: Blue
  • 0.8000.23R: Black
  • 0.8000.24R: Green
  • 0.8000.79R: Orange

  • 53950 - US Model: Silver Alox Victorinox silver/red shield

Related Knives

  • Electrician Solo - 93mm model with single Electrician's blade
  • Solo - A 108mm knife with a single blade
  • Sentinel - A 111mm knife with a single blade
  • Pioneer - The base two-layer 93mm Alox model - adding openers and the awl

Created by Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe. Last Modification: Thursday 15 of August, 2019 06:22:38 CEST by Huntsman.

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