Pioneer X

Image from Victorinox Website In 2015 Victorinox announced that, for the first time ever, they would be bringing out an alox 93mm Swiss Army Knife with scissors. This was later announced to be the Pioneer X and became available in early 2016.

The model is a regular Pioneer with an added scissors layer. The scissors are identical to the 91mm scissors except that the nail nick has been moved to the outside of the scissors.
2016 Damascus Pioneer X
2016 Damascus Pioneer X

Layer Tools


Standard Victorinox ribbed silver alox scales. Also see variations.


  1. The 2016 Damascus edition was a Pioneer X with metallic grey scales with 'nuances of green'.
  2. During 2016 a German dealer and a SAK Facebook group commissioned some special editions from Victorinox with red, black, blue and green scales.
  3. In 2016 the Pioneer X was awarded the prestigious title of Multitool of the Year by the online forum MultiTool.org. A special red scaled, limited edition of one hundred pieces, exclusive to Multitool.org, was commissioned to celebrate this occasion. (See image below.)
  4. The Winter Magic 2020 Special Edition was a Pioneer X. This variation had unique gray-blue alox scales adorned with a snowflake motif and came with a snowflake charm attached to the keyring. The scales were the first development to Victorinox Alox scales for several decades. The special edition was limited to 10,000 pieces worldwide.
  5. In 2021 - The Pioneer X was added to the Annual Alox Limited Editions family.


The alox knives are very popular with the Swiss Army Knife user and collecting community, especially as a variant of the original alox Soldier Swiss Army Knife, and as the 'sturdier' cousins of the Officer's Knives. For many years, these communities wanted scissors on the Alox range, so this development by Victorinox has been much anticipated and is very welcomed.  

Physical Specifications

MultiTool.org - Multitol of the Year - 2016 - Pioneer X
MultiTool.org - Multitol of the Year - 2016 - Pioneer X
  • Length: 93mm
  • Width:  14.9mm
  • Weight: 94.5g


  • 0.8231.26
  • 0.8231.J16: Damascus Pioneer X
  • 0.8231.22E1: Winter Magic Special Edition
  • 0.8231.Lxx: Annual Alox Limited Edition - xx = Year eg. 21 = 2021

Related Models

  • Pioneer - Removes the scissors layer
  • Farmer- Replaces the scissors layer with a wood saw
  • Farmer X- Adds a wood saw
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