EVO 17

Locking blade model Introduced in 2007, the Wenger Evolution 17 features ergonomic scales and a good general set of tools in a four-layer configuration. Including both a wood saw and scissors, it is suitable for both urban and outdoor environments.

The Wenger Evolution S17 version includes a locking main blade for extra safety.

Other scale and blade options were available - See variations.

Discontinued model but still available as a Victorinox Delémont.

Layer Tools

Mike Horn Evolution 17 - See Variations
Mike Horn Evolution 17 - See Variations

Back Layer Tools

Scale Tools


Evolution contoured ergonomic scales, in Cellidor, Wood or EvoGrips with neoprene inserts.


  1. In 2010 EvoGrip S17 model was released as a part of Patrouille Des Glaciers series. The knife has blue EvoGrips with black neoprene inserts. ‘PATROUILLE DES GLACIERS’ and the PdG mountain outline (the race altidude profile) are engraved in the black insert on the front scale.
  2. The Mike Horn Souvenir Evolution 17 was introduced in 2011, as the second model in the Mike Horn Series. It features butterscotch coloured handles, made from a special composite material manufactured from re-cycled products, that were first introduced with the 130mm Mike Horn Ranger. The main blade is non-locking. This model is sold at a premium (even more than the locking version), with an initial North American list price in 2011 of $72.95 US. The higher price may be due to the special nature of the scales, but is more likely to be related to the royalty paid.
  3. The EvoWood 17 has ergonomic Swiss Walnut scales, and a non-locking blade.
  4. A Junior version with a rounded blade tip, was introduced in 2012 in connection with the movie Dolphin Tale, which was released in Germany as Mein Freund der Delfin (My Friend the Dolphin). This model is also known as the Junior 03.
  5. The Soft-Touch or Tactile version features softer non-slip black scales. The main blade is changed to a clip-point design.
  6. The Camper 17 was a variation of the Evolution 17 with a non-locking blade and a printed image of a geodesic tent on the scales.

Physical Specifications

Evolution Camper 17 - See Variations
Evolution Camper 17 - See Variations
  • Length: 85mm
  • Width - S version: 22mm
  • Weight - S version: 88.9g


  • Evolution 17, red scales
  • EvoWood 17
  • Evolution 17 Mike Horn souvenir edition
  • EvoGrip S17, red scales
  • Camper variation
  • 15639316: Junior 03C Mein Freund der Delfin special edition

US Model Numbers:

  • 16818; Evolution S17 with red scales
  • 16327: Evolution 17 Mike Horn souvenir edition

Related Models

  • Evolution 18 - Replaces the corkscrew with a Phillips screwdriver
  • Forester - Non locking blade; regular, non-Evolution scales
  • Handyman - Replaces the corkscrew with a Phillips screwdriver; non-Evolution scales
  • Junior 03 - Locking version with a blunt-tipped main blade


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