Color Palette

Swiss Army will forever be associated with the little red pocket knife. While red certainly is the most common color for a Swiss Army knife, it is not the only color they are available in. Victorinox and Wenger offer a rainbow of color choices for various models. Both companies offer their smallest knives in the most color options (Victorinox Classic and Signature knives, and the Wenger Esquire ), but larger models are often available in a few different color options as well. Victorinox also offers a number of their Alox models in various colors.

Victorinox Colors

Cellidor (plastic) scale colors


Despite being the most common color of SAK, Victorinox actually has the fewest shades of red available. Only Red and Ruby (Translucent Red) are found in this group.


The orange group includes four shades including some browns. The group is: Translucent Orange, Taupe, Electric Orange, and Rust. Upon further examination and research, some Translucent Brown knifes are definitely a faded Onyx rather than a separate color by itself. There is continuing debate regarding if all Trans. Brown are faded Onyx. (See the link in the first comment at the bottom of the page for pictures and discussion.)


Victorinox offers the following yellow shades: Yellow, Pale Yellow, Citrine (Translucent Yellow), and Lemon Yellow. The lemon yellow is a brighter, softer shade of yellow than the pale yellow which actually appears to have a hint of brown in it.


The green group from Victorinox provides six shades: Pale Green, Retro Green, Hunter Green, Emerald (Translucent Green), Sage, and Forest Green. Hunter is often referred to as simply Green. It's a lighter color green than Hunter, but still much darker than the Pale Green.


The blue group shows five colors, and at least a bit of a naming controversy. The shades are: Dark Blue (Sapphire), Blue, Peacock Blue, Sapphire (Translucent Blue), and Pale Blue. Note that the Dark Blue (which is nearly black) is probably retired. It was used before the translucent scales were introduced and was referred to, on at least some packages, as Sapphire. This is of course the name that Victorinox now uses for the translucent shade of blue.


Victorinox has three shades of the color purple. The purples are distinctly darker than the pink group discussed next. The shades are: Plum Purple, Pale Purple, and Translucent Purple. The Plum Purple is often referred to as simply Purple.


The pink group has four shades. Note that these are generally brighter and lighter than the purples. The shades are: Raspberry Sherbet, Pale Pink, Hot Pink, and Translucent Pink.


The monochrome groups covers all the shades from white to black. They are: White, Gray, Onyx (Translucent Black), and Black. Not pictured is a scale called SilverTech. This scale is a mix of translucent clear with some area filled in with silver. Because there is a pattern to this knife it isn't technically a solid color, though some may include it with this group.

Other colors

It should be noted that beyond the solid colors listed above, there are a number of other options, including Camouflage, Edelweiss flower patterns and colors, Tie-Dye designs and colors, StayGlow scales that glow in the dark, and a number of Natural Wood and Horn scales.

))Tye-Dye(( Colors
))Tye-Dye(( Colors

Alox Classic
2007 Euro Colors

Alox colors -WIP: waiting for pictures-

The Victorinox alox palette is far, far smaller than than the cellidor list. Alox shades can be found in at least the following colors: Red, Green, Black, Blue, Light Blue, brown, Silver (natural color), and copper. In 2007 a Limited Edition set of colors was introduced for the 58mm Classic SD Alox featuring a Lime-Green, Autumn-Orange, Hot-Pink, and a Blue.

Basic Colors : Blue, Silver, Red, Green and Black

::Original Alox Companion Colors::
::Original Alox Companion Colors::

::Original Alox Classic-SD Colors::
::Original Alox Classic-SD Colors::

Some shades of red in the Alox 84mm range

Alox 84mm: some shades of Official Red, Picture taken by Sneider @multitool.org
Other Colors are also available:


Alox ClassicSD Brown

Blue (dark shade of Blue)

Alox ClassicSD Blue

Light Blue

Classic Alox Blue Victorinox no:0.6221.L22 one of four in the Euro Series

Petrol Blue

-not pictured yet-

Light Green

A Classic SD ALOX Green. Model no: 0.6221.L24

Olive Green

Victorinox Farmer, Olive green from 2013 special run, numbered and dated.

Aqua Green

This Victorinox Aqua-Green anodized Alox Pioneer Ranger with Marlinspike/Sacking-Needle instead of the typically Reamer tool was manufactured in 2011 as part of a special limited run of 100 knives. The knives are individually numbered on the small pruner/hawkbill blade. The Aqua-Green color anodizing is very rare, and not known to have existed on a 93mm Alox model prior to this. This model/configuration needs a good name.


A Classic SD ALOX Orange Model no: 0.6221.L28


Alox 84mm: 5 shades of gold, 
Picture taken by Sneider @multitool.org

58mm Colors

Wenger Colors

Cellidor (plastic) scale colors









Alox colors

Created by RedRamage. Last Modification: Monday 18 of April, 2016 18:20:00 CEST by m47mu74nt.

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