The model no. 2220 was the first model of the pioneering Alox series produced by Victorinox. It was developed around 1955. The first pocket knives, model no. 2220, had an external awl and a Victoria blade embossing on the back of the large cutting blade. From 1957 this embossing was replaced by Elinox, later the internal awl came. The Swiss Army was supplied with this model from 1962 until 2008. It is still manufactured today and was sold under the name "Soldier`s knife" or " Soldier " for a long time. At the start of production, there were red and gold colored variants alongside the silver variant. Victorinox continued to produce the red soldier's knife until 1978, after that only the silver version was standard. For advertising purposes, model no. 2220 was later available in different color variants.
At the start of production, the colored Alox layer on the scales didn't hold up very well. Older models often show chips or scratches.
Model No.2220 had a large cutting blade, an awl, a screwdriver and a can opener. There was the model with the bail/key ring option.
Large cutting blade: 2.8 mm; Awl: 1.8 mm; Can Opener: 2.25mm; normal screwdriver: 2.25 mm
The model no. 2220 is a 2-layer pocket knife. The upper layer consists of a screwdriver and can opener, the lower layer of a large cutting blade and awl. The model had a triple rivet. The head rivet held the large cutting blade and can opener in place, the foot rivet held the awl and screwdriver.
Victorinox used aluminum in red, gold and silver for the scales.
The center plate and the intermediate layer were originally made of brass, later made of nickel silver. The head and foot rivets were made of nickel silver, the center rivet of aluminum.
Trade names: Soldier