Victorinox Cadet II

Victorinox Cadet-II Silver Ribbed Alox, includes keyring, note similar Elinox version has no keyring. The Victorinox Cadet II replaces the Nail File on the popular 84mm Cadet model with a Small Blade.
The Cadet II actually predates the current Cadet, and in earlier catalogs it is simply referred to as a Cadet.
This model is discontinued.

Layer Tools


Textured checked Silver Alox, but early versions used ribbed Alox scales and were available in Red. Version with smooth scales also were produced


  1. Silver ribbed Alox scales.
  2. Red ribbed Alox scales.
  3. Smooth Alox scales (usually branded)
  4. A small clip-point blade is used on the earliest models.
  5. No keyring versions.


This model was originally produced with horizontally ribbed scales in silver and red Alox, and was known as the Cadet. The model later transitioned to checkered Alox scales.
A significant change occurred when the small blade was replaced by a small nail file/cleaner. This new version was known as the Cadet II, however soon after the newer model took on the name of its predecessor, with the original Cadet now being branded the Cadet II.
This swapping or changing of names is not uncommon by Victorinox, and is confusing to collectors who are interested in older models!

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 84mm (Nominal)
  • Width:
  • Weight:


  • 55042 US Model: Silver Alox
  • 0.2501.26 Victorinox AN: Early straight ribbed model with red shield emblem.

Related Knives

  • Cadet - replaces nail-file with small blade
  • Cadet II Plus - adds woodsaw
  • Recruit - Cellidor scales replace alox, adds toothpick and tweezers

Created by ICanFixThat. Last Modification: Tuesday 17 of July, 2018 16:51:01 CEST by LeaF.

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