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Old Wenger Help. 1138

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Old Wenger Help.
« on: August 30, 2009, 05:49:36 AM »
Just bought an old Wenger.
Nothing special about the tool selection, - Blade, nail-file, openers, awl, corkscrew

The scale badge has long since worn away, but what is interesting is that the vague imprint left behind is a Hexagon, rather than a square.

I'm wondering if this is a Wenger Economy model?
Did/does Wenger do an economy range?

The other reason I ask is because the back tools (awl, corkscrew) are loose, and the liners are pretty nasty and corroded.

It could have just had a hard life, but maybe it's a bit of a budget one?

The blade has "Wenger Delemont Switzerland Stainless" & the Crossbow.
Opposite side has Wenger & "W" Logo.


None of the tools, or the blade look worn at all, but the scales are beat up and cracked. So it has been around a while, if not really used.

It has a notch in the back of the Cap Lifter/Screwdriver, if that helps at all.

Pictures forthcoming tomorrow.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2009, 05:55:00 AM by Nomad »
No Life Club Posts: 3,904
Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 04:42:07 AM »
Pictures in this thread:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,13440.0.html


I notice it doesn't have tweezers or toothpick? Is that normal?


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Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 05:02:25 AM »
OK, it looks like a Wenger Commander model that used to have a company logo that was hexagonal. I have several that have logo shapes like that. Notice too that the area where the logo used to be is on the back side of the knife where typically a company logo would be placed.

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Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 05:17:22 AM »
Does anyone have a way to clean up the liners?

If I could loosen up the corrosion, maybe the springs would work.

I don't deal with a lot of ally, so I have no magic solution for it.
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Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 05:24:51 AM »
I find an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner does a nice job of cleaning the hard to get gunk in most things that are waterproof and small enough to fit.

A little Leatherman information.

Leatherman series articles
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Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 05:51:07 AM »
Just pulled the scales off to clean it.

Turns out the liners have corroded away around the pin that goes through the backspring tools.


This one is a goner folks.
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Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009, 06:50:37 AM »
Send it in for repair. 

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Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 07:08:55 AM »
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Send it in for repair. 

Can you do that?

They'd have to replace all three ally liners.


And given that it is approx a $30 knife, can I be arsed?
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Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009, 12:40:36 PM »
I believe Wenger only offer a 5 year warranty now to tools outside the US.

I'm back!!
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Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2009, 04:20:18 PM »
I believe Wenger only offer a 5 year warranty now to tools outside the US.

Why?

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Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2009, 09:48:08 PM »
I believe Wenger only offer a 5 year warranty now to tools outside the US.

Why?
People outside the US do not take care of their tools. :P

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Alexei
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Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2009, 12:27:12 AM »
The Wenger warranty is pretty screwy.  :-\

The Commander is a very common model. You will likely be able to find a good used one for just a few dollars.

There are usually a lot of them on eBay and FelineVet has them for $6.

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,083 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2009, 12:48:41 AM »
I believe Wenger only offer a 5 year warranty now to tools outside the US.

Why?

No idea, but I think it's a pi$$ take as the sodding things are made over here and we pay more for them.

I'm back!!
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Re: Old Wenger Help.
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2009, 02:13:24 AM »
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The Commander is a very common model. You will likely be able to find a good used one for just a few dollars.

There are usually a lot of them on eBay and FelineVet has them for $6.


Pssht, it's not about the tool, it's about the scavenger hunt at yard sales!

So far I've bought maybe 3 decent ones (all Vic, by the way) during my life, and probably 15 suss ones of various other brands (I tend to shy away from the obviously crummy ones, and pick older ones that might have been decent in their day)

 

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