A Wenger 85mm Basic 11.  Photo by NORTHMAN The Wenger Forester is an 85mm knife with 4 tool layers, it's very similar to the North American Handyman model, only replacing the Phillips screwdriver with a corkscrew. This model was also known, without toothpick and tweezers, as the Basic 09, and is currently known as the Classic 17 in some markets. The Security/Sécurité 17 features a locking blade.

Layer Tools

Back Layer Tools

Scale Tools


Red Synthetic is standard.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 85mm
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  1. Left Handed version.
  2. No Keyring version.
  3. Locking Blade version. This version was also available in a World Scout edition.
  4. The Buck Knives Remedy is a member of the Swiss Buck line of knives that were manufactured by Wenger.
  5. The Tactile 812 is a version of the Wenger Forester with black neoprene handles and a clip main blade. It appeared in the 2005 Wenger catalog but it isn't sure if the model actually went into production as the Handyman version with the phillips driver was later made with the same name and identifier.
  6. The Basic 09 is part of an economic line of knives, sold at a cheaper price, and usually features the Wenger shield just printed on the front scale. This knife could have also been referred as Basic 11, however, the official use of this name is not confirmed.
  7. The Security 17 features standard red scales and a locking main blade.
  8. BYE BYE, WENGER! a special limited edition of only 70 knives created at the request of the club "Fans du Couteau Suisse" in homage to the cutlery Wenger, commemorating Wenger's last year making Swiss Army Knives.  This Forest Green scaled model features the Wenger logo, FCS logo and the year "2013" on the top scale.  The blade of the knife is etched with "BYE BYE, WENGER! n/70"; where n is the production number of the individual knife.  Each knife includes a matching serialized certificate, and semi-custom box packaging that features FCS "Bye Bye, Wenger!" labeling on the top of the slip-cover for the box. Manufactured in December 2013, Wenger refers to this knife as a Classic 17 model.



  • 16239 Wenger N.A.: standard version
  • 1.09.01 Wenger AN: listed as Basic 09 - no toothpick or tweezers
  • 1.17.911.00 Wenger AN: World Scout Edition w/locking blade.
  • 1.17.09 Wenger AN: Classic 17
  • Wenger AN: Classic 17
  • 1.17.03 Wenger AN: standard version
  • 1.17.53 Wenger AN: standard version with locking blade
  • 1.17.59 Wenger AN: standard version with locking blade listed as Security 17
  • 1.117.09812 Wenger AN: Tactile 812
  • AF. Wenger AN: FCS Classic 17 "Bye Bye, Wenger!" Limited Edition.

Related Knives 

  • EVO S17 - locking blade and Evo scales
  • Handyman - replaces corkscrew with Phillips screwdriver
  • Junior 03 - locking rounded main blade and either Classic or Evo scales
  • SwissBuck SwissBuck Remedy - Buck Knives model manufactured by Wenger
  • Victorinox Huntsman - Victorinox model with similar tools
Created by Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe. Last Modification: Thursday 17 of December, 2015 17:55:11 CET by s1xty7.

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