Wenger RangerGrip 88 - Rescue

Wenger RangerGrip 88 (aka RangerGrip 88 Rescue) is a limited 2011 model designed with partnership with the Bulgaria Mountain Rescue Service, and is only available in Eastern Europe. Wenger marketing photo. The Wenger RangerGrip 88 (also know as the RangerGrip 88 Rescue) is the largest knife in the New Ranger series and has five tool layers.
The rubber insert may have a laser etching with the emblem of the Bulgarian 'Mountain Rescue Service'.
Only available in Eastern Europe.

Discontinued model.

Layer Tools

Back Layer Tools

Scale Tools


The scales are an orange synthetic with black rubber like inserts for extra retention.
The scales have a 1/4" hex shaped hole near the tail end which is part of the Hex Bit-Driver incorporated into the frame and scales of the knife.


Versions sold in Bulgaria contain a special etching in the rubber handle insert for the Bulgarian Mountain Rescue Service.


Introduced in 2011.
Developed by Wenger in partnership with Mountain Rescue Service of Bulgaria using the Mike Horn Ranger as a sort of base model. Reported to be a Limited Edition in its initial configuration, this might just apply to the MRS Official Version.
The Bulgarian Wenger web site notes that:
The knife was developed in cooperation with the Mountain Rescue Service of the Bulgarian Republic, to meet the specific requirements for working in the mountains. A limited collection of 500 pieces, sold only in Bulgarian and two more countries. The knife comes with a canvas case with clip for hanging on the belt, or shoulder strap of a backpack.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 130mm - Nominal frame size
  • Width: 37.5mm - Widest point
  • Weight: 297g / 368g - With sheath and bits


  • Wenger AN, same for models without Mountain Rescue Service logo.

Related Models

130mm Ranger Models Comparison

  • RangerGrip 90 - One layer thinner; removes cap-lifter/screwdriver and awl, replaces metal file with shorter version.
  • RangerGrip 95 - Rescue II - Replaces the cylindrical reamer with a corkscrew

Created by ICanFixThat. Last Modification: Thursday 28 of January, 2021 21:19:19 CET by Nick4.

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