Victorinox Pioneer Woodsman The Victorinox Woodsman is a 93mm Swiss Army knife with red Alox scales.
It is sometimes referred to as the Pioneer Range Knife, or Alox Woodsman.
The original version of this knife can be hard to find, and is valued by collectors.

Discontinued Model

Name Disambiguation:
The name Woodsman appears to have been used several times, possibly differently in different markets. The 91mm Woodsman is one example of a different knife with the same name.

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Red Alox scales with a cross logo instead of the Victorinox Shield logo.


  1. Also available with a Shackle/Bail. The Alox Woodsman is the only Alox model that was made with a bail until the mid 90s, even though bails were generally discontinued in the 70s. The reason is probably because the Woodsman cannot have a key ring attachment loop. This is due to that fact that, on the Woodsman, the two backsprings are side by side and there is no middle-liner with the key ring attachment loop, making the bail the only option for attachment. Note: This also means that the Woodsman is the thinnest 2-layer Alox knife. Other Alox knives can be made with or without a ring on the middle liner.
  2. A yellow-gold anodized version was used for advertising the Bugnard company. This company used many different yellow-gold 93mm Alox models for advertising.
  3. In 2010 a special limited run of 50 pieces was produced for a Switzerland reseller with Light-Grey anodized scales, "Victorinox" printed in black on the bottom scale panel, an older Victorinox 'extra quality' logo (often used on kitchen cutlery) etched on the blade, and individually numbered 50/n with a blade stamp.
  4. The Woodsman with keyring was produced with orange Alox handles in September 2012 for collectors in a limited edition of 50 knives.  Each knife is numbered and dated '2012' on the blade.  This model included the recently introduced short Victorinox lanyard using orange cord.


A later model may also have used the name Woodsman. This 1980 Canadian distributor catalog names model 0.8280.20 (aka Midshipman) as the Woodsman.

Alox Woodsman with Bail
Alox Woodsman with Bail

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 93mm
  • Width: 10.5mm
  • Weight: 56.5g


  • 0.8040.20 - Red Alox w/Cross

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