Victorinox Midshipman. Picture by Zag. The Victorinox Midshipman is a 93mm red alox Swiss Army knife intended for marine use. Like other models aimed at marine applications, the marlinspike tool replaces the now more common reamer tool. Discontinued model, fairly rare.

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Red Alox scales with the cross emblem instead of the current Victorinox logo.


  1. In Feb 2011 Victorinox made a special-run of 50 knives with Blue Alox scales, the old silver Swiss cross, a series based serial number stamped at the base of the main blade (n/50), and "Midshipman" printed in the top advertising panel. The blue anodizing is a slightly darker shade that was not used on any earlier production knives, and probably not used an any earlier 93mm Alox knives (many shades have been used on advertising knives of other sized alox knives, so it may have been used in the past on some knife). This knife is one of the 5 members of the Blue Marlinspike Series.
  2. In July 2013 Victorinox issued two limited editions of 50 knives each with black scales and n/50 *2013* on the main blade; one knife had a red shield, the other black.


The ribbed red Alox model (0.8280.20) with old cross emblem on scale was in production from 1986-1995. Before 1980 it had the model number 2228.

The 1980 Canadian distributor catalog names this model as the Woodsman.


2228 Victorinox: Vintage model number prior to 1980, Red Alox
0.8280.20 Victorinox: Red Alox

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