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Alox Pox III, "The Infection Strikes Back!"

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by cowsmilk, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Aloxfox

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    I know that for most of us alox is almost a brand of Victorinox. (And that's a good thing!)
    Some still know that Wenger also made Alox knife. But actually an Alox knife is simply
    a knife with anodized aluminum handles

    So, what about non swiss alox knives? From Sheffield for example?

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  2. Moshe ben David

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    @Aloxfox: are you sure that 'Alox' is a generic term? Or has it become sort of a 'de facto' generic as things like 'kleenex' for facial tissues, 'formica' for laminated counter tops, etc.?

    In the two examples I just cited, the respective trademark owners do still fight trademark infringement cases when other businesses use those terms commercially, even if said trademark owners recognize that fighting the use of the names in a generic sense by the mass public would be a losing battle...

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  3. Nick4305
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    Hi Screwit,
    that specific item is an yearly Victorinox/Nespresso's edition, not that rare to find. See if you want better details about it and other Aloxs on my own personal thread:
    Nick4305's alley (most of all Alox).
     
  4. Nick4305
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    Hi MbD,
    i'm not completely sure - and this is a bad thing, for an Alox addicted as i named myself... )-; ; btw i'm quite sure that "Alox" in Victorinox items stays for pure aluminium (or "aluminum", as some of you guys on the other side of the pond say) with a strongly hardened electrical anodizing process, and hot temperature paint; the chemical/industrial has to be named "Eloxal" in the first phase of the process. I'm not that expert to say this is really an answer to your question. Better ask to the Masters... @Aloxfox ?
     
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  5. Tesla

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    Alox is indeed generic: https://www.acronymfinder.com/Aluminum-Oxide-(ALOX).html
     
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  6. Aloxfox

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    No, you misunderstood my comment.
    Victorinox does not reserve the term alox for himself. (I clarified that to Victorinox myself).
    But at Alox, most of us think of Victorinox products - this thread is proof of that.

    The term ALOX stands - as seen in the link from Tesla - for aluminum oxide. (amongst other things)
    The protective layer that forms on the surface during anodising consists of Alox - ie aluminum oxide,
     
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  7. Screwit

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    Great thread and great collection! I’m not a collector myself. I prefer to use them as much as I can. Just wanted a pleasing to the eye color.
     
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  8. Screwit

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    Wish I could figure out how to post pics. I picked up a great looking Solo recently.
     
  9. Tesla

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    You have to use a picture hosting site (such as Imgur or something similar). The problem I have with that is that the sites seem to come & go...sometimes taking your pictures down with them. That's the reason I don't post pictures. Unfortunately, there's no way to upload pictures from your PC on EDC forums.
     
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  10. Screwit

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    That’s a bummer. I’m use to being able to post straight from my phone.
     
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  11. 0880

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    Consider using the Tapatalk app. It allows you to do just that. It is also a great way to browse all of your forums easily from one place.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S10+
     
  12. Aloxfox

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    It's a little quiet here...

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  13. Nick4305
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    ... now you really broke up the quiet ! Well done, Aloxfox !
     
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    2020 is near to come... time to bet about yearly alox new colors ! :)
    I say:
    Light Blue for 2020 yearly LE and dark pink for 2020 Nespresso.
    What about you ?

    (Edit: just to clarify, whoever guesses by chance will win absolutely nothing... :) )
     
  15. Moshe ben David

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    Seeing as it is an Election Year, I say navy blue or indigo. I'm in the mood to see some intense blue this year!

    Or maybe a nice blurple? :)

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    A nice chocolate brown may be nice for the yearly LE

    from my S-A-M-S-U-N-G S9+ via T-A-P-A-T-A-L-K
     
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    I have heard rumors that the new 2020 yearly will indeed be a light blue. The latest info I have seems to indicate that the Nespresso series has been cancelled.

    We will soon find out if my intel is correct. ;)
     
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  19. Nick4305
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    Thanks to Philo for the info... #693