There’s no pocket knife more truly classic than the Swiss Army Knife. It may not be the best knife available, but it’s a tool that’s recognized around the globe, one that’s often gifted as a symbolic rite of passage: this is your first knife, use it well. The most common Swiss Army is one with the red handle scales and a Swiss cross. It’s rudimentary in a good way, but Victorinox’s newest iteration of the tool is precisely the opposite.
Champagne gold. That fancy descriptor applies to three limited-edition Swiss Army knives that Victorinox released today. The knives are part of its Alox collection, a series that features embossed anodized aluminum handle scales. The knives are available in different constructions that separately include other tools like scissors, a can opener and a nail file. The gold handles are extravagant and even gaudy, calling to mind a middle ground between Rolex watches and Boy Scout bling.
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