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Wenger 85mm

Image courtesy of Jose Diaz from Facebook In the early days of the Swiss Army Knife the Wenger company manufactured models with many different frame sizes - including 91mm, like their rival Victorinox. However in the 1960s  (tbc) Wenger standardised on the 85mm frame size - possibly to differentiate their knives from their rival.

As can be seen from the list below Wenger produced a plethora of 85mm models, in several evolutionary families, that also offered a massive variety in tool selection, many more than Victorinox, including some unique takes on some of the more common tools, as can be seen in the Exclusivities S557 model - image below. Wenger also introduced some very unusual tools, aimed at specific hobbies and professions, that can be seen here.

In 2006 Wenger introduced an innovative design on the Swiss Army Knife handles (or scales), the Evolution scales, that were contoured to fit the hand. A year later in 2007 they introduced another innovation, the EVOGrip scales, that had rubber inserts fitted into the Evolution scales, that provided a better grip in the hand.
In 2011, once again, Wenger innovated with their Titanium Series producing some unique models designed for mountaineers, featuring an unusual multi-functional locking main blade and titanium scales.

Since the merging of the Victorinox and Wenger product lines in 2014 - all of these models are withdrawn, however some are still available as Victorinox Delémonts.

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Model List:

Series: 

Backpacker Series: Several models developed for the US market by Precise Imports.

Basic Series: This was an economy range, with a printed, not inlaid, Wenger logo, and no toothpick or tweezers.

Camouflage Alpine Backpacker
Camouflage Alpine Backpacker

Classic Series:

Dynasty Series: Luxury metal scaled versions of some models

Evolution Series: This series was a later range from Wenger featuring the innovative, ergonomic 'Evolution' scales, and later still the 'EvoGrip' scales.

Evolution 18 (EvoGrip scales)
Evolution 18 (EvoGrip scales)

Footballer Series:

Junior Series: Featuring a rounded 'safety' blade

Security/Sécurité Series: Featuring a locking main blade

Standard Series: A series of basic models from the 1970s

Titanium Series: Very different frame, scales, blade and construction, developed in conjunction with the Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck.

Named Models:

Regular Frame and Scales:

Unique Frames:

  • Patriot - Slim Frame, Alox Scales
  • Premier - A very unusual 84mm Wenger model


Highlander
Highlander
Shredder
Shredder
Snife (Commander)
Snife (Commander)
Tool Chest Plus
Tool Chest Plus
Viking
Viking
Exclusivities
Exclusivities

Created by ICanFixThat. Last Modification: Wednesday 26 of January, 2022 06:44:38 CET by Huntsman.

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