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wengers new ranger
« on: September 01, 2007, 11:55:16 AM »
hi, fellas, has any of you already received his/her new wenger, especially the new ranger 74? i ordered mine ages ago and they seem to be delaying and delaying...

i'm starting to lose my patience, i have to admit...
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007, 01:19:43 PM »
I still only have the 57, but I have my eye on a few other models.  I thought the OLD Rangers were nice, but the new ones blow them out of the water!

Def

Full Member Posts: 234
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007, 11:00:45 PM »
How do you decide which one to get?  ???  I wanted one and of the New Rangers and the Alinghi but aren't sure which one.  J-Sews posted something about that I think.  Guess I should look it up.

Rats!  Wenger makes so many nice knives and tools now that I've procured many more of those than Victorinox models.
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Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007, 11:03:47 PM »
well you going to have to buy more vic's now then arn't you ;) :D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Full Member Posts: 234
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007, 11:11:56 PM »
Yeah, I guess.  Until this year I had a preference (bias?) against Wenger, but no more!  A few months ago I got a Vic Rescue Tool and OHT (the latter which I blame solely on MTO :ahhh) but Wenger has more new models and options available than Victorinox at the moment.  The only thing I currently want from Victorinox is that sweet ratchet for the Spirit and one of the older models that Felinevet had.  But with Wenger there's the New Ranger, the Alinghi, as well as the older Swissgrip and Pocketgrip (799)...
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Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007, 03:59:51 AM »
hi, fellas, has any of you already received his/her new wenger, especially the new ranger 74? i ordered mine ages ago and they seem to be delaying and delaying...

i'm starting to lose my patience, i have to admit...
You are not alone!!!!! :ahhh

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 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007, 05:22:53 AM »
If you are blaming the OHT on us, then be glad you don't spend a lot of time in SOSAK!  I bet we are a hundred times as bad at making folks want stuff there!

Def

Full Member Posts: 234
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007, 01:55:58 PM »
I think it was here that people were saying that the OHT is a "must have."  It must be since it already has its own acronym.  Collateral damage as they say.  At least it's not too expensive.  I suppose I could blame SOSAK for getting the Rescue tool to spread the responsibility around.  But after seeing the commercial on YouTube for the Rescue tool I'm glad I have it.  I'm hoping I have the same calm expression as the guy sitting in the car if there's an actual rescue going on.  O0 :P  Knowing I have a Victorinox might help.  :)
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007, 02:03:58 PM »
That truly depends on whether you are the guy in the car or outside the car!

The OHT is indeed a must have, as is the Rescue tool.  If you'd like, we can start a list of other must have SAKs for you! :D

Before you groan about that one, just be glad this is a SAK and multi group and not a bunch of Microtech, Sebenza or Randall collectors!

Def

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Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2007, 04:28:07 PM »
hi, fellas, has any of you already received his/her new wenger, especially the new ranger 74? i ordered mine ages ago and they seem to be delaying and delaying...

i'm starting to lose my patience, i have to admit...

I've been watching out for the new Wenger plier tools myself. So far the only one that seems to be available is the Alinghi. Tim (Felinevet) says he is selling them as quickly as he can list them on eBay. Good reports so far from the guys who have received them too.

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
No Life Club Posts: 3,994 Improvise.
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2007, 05:25:29 PM »
I'm liking the new Wenger Rangers also...the plain one handed blade is what's going to make me eventually get one.

And I also bought an OHT because of the reviews/discussion here.  Great tool :multi:

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Full Member Posts: 234
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2007, 02:28:03 AM »
That truly depends on whether you are the guy in the car or outside the car!

The OHT is indeed a must have, as is the Rescue tool.  If you'd like, we can start a list of other must have SAKs for you! :D

Before you groan about that one, just be glad this is a SAK and multi group and not a bunch of Microtech, Sebenza or Randall collectors!

Def

OK, I'll bite.  What else is a "must own" from both Victorinox and Wenger?   :pok:  I have a few Vics already so maybe it won't be so many additions to the list to acquire.  On the Wenger side, I think the Alinghi and one of these New Rangers makes the cut.  I have one of the Evogrips, which I think is a good one to have, along with the small clipper.  What else?  The Swissgrip and a Pocketgrip?  I tell ya, if ya got the spare cash the Minathor (Microtechnician) is a neat knife too.

Oh, actually I have a Microtech and a Randall or two, but never got into seriously collecting those.  SAKs and multis are more fun and cheaper to collect.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2007, 03:48:47 AM »
Well that depends on which way you want your collection to go in...  some old standbys are:

Soldier Variants- Victorinox Soldier, Wenger Standard Issue, Victorinox DAK, Victorinox Pioneer, old red Pioneer, new red Pioneer, black Pioneer
http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=126&Itemid=35

OHT Variants- OHT, black bladed OHT, SOSAK 2006 OHT, OHT w/corkscrew, plain edge OHT (modded), plain edged OHT (factory), OHT with camo scales

Tools- Sport Ratchet, Auto Tool, SwissTools (X, RS and original), Spirit (original, S and black coated S), SwissGrip, PocketGrip, Alinghi and the new ones when they become available.

Then there are the old standbys- the Executive, Classic, Huntsman, Camper, Compact, SwissChamp

And the "must haves" for the beginning collector, discontinued models- Yeoman (original three layer, plus a SwissBianco remake- bonus points for a modded one!), Scientist, Mauser, Golfer, GAK, Champion

Those are all just off the top of my head.  I'm certain we can come up with a few more after a few minutes of thought!

Def

Full Member Posts: 234
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2007, 10:28:36 AM »
Surely no collection is complete without the Wenger Giant, both versions.  :pok:  Of course, one of each would run nearly $2K (assuming you catch a deal on eBay or somewhere else).  :o

Hmm...I don't actually have many of what you name, though I do have a few that you didn't.  I wouldn't mind getting a plain edge OHT, either modded or factory.  Collecting all the variants of the SwissTool gets a little dangerous (to the pocketbook) but might be kind of fun.

I have five Swisschamps--2 red, 1 black, 1 sapphire, and 1 horn handled.  Maybe that's the way to go.  Every unique handled Swisschamp.  But that gets pretty expensive too!
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2007, 01:29:34 PM »
If you think the plain edge is cool, why not go a step farther and get a recurved OHT?

http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=31&page=view&catid=8&key=41&hit=1

Def

Full Member Posts: 234
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2007, 01:49:15 PM »
Nice!  A recurve blade with micarta scales are just what the doctor ordered.  G10 scales would be kinda nice too.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2007, 02:06:23 PM »
I recurved that blade in about half an hour using the diamond file on an old Wave.  Pretty easy to do and cuts like crazy.  I'm pretty fond of that one.

Maybe later I'll dig out all of my OHT variants and post some pictures if anyone is interested?

Def

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Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2007, 02:11:44 PM »
Maybe later I'll dig out all of my OHT variants and post some pictures if anyone is interested?

Def

I'm up for some OHT variants!

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Full Member Posts: 234
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2007, 02:26:54 PM »
x2!

Hmm...maybe I need to get another OHT and reprofile it like you did.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2007, 02:31:08 PM »
Quote
Hmm...maybe I need to get another OHT and reprofile it like you did.

Of course you do, don't be ridiculous!



Def

Full Member Posts: 234
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2007, 02:44:05 PM »
 :D  Maybe that's funnier because it's late here and I've had a coupla beers.

Ya know, with a plain (or recurve edge) and a clip, I'd probably make the OHT my EDC.  It's no bulkier than my Benchmade and infinitely more useful.
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Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2007, 05:19:00 AM »
hi, fellas, has any of you already received his/her new wenger, especially the new ranger 74? i ordered mine ages ago and they seem to be delaying and delaying...

i'm starting to lose my patience, i have to admit...

Tell me about it. I have customers climbing the walls (as am I) Wenger keeps delaying the arrival in U.S. of the Ranger 73 and 75 (the 74 is European distribution only). Luckily I have all the others in stock and they are sweet.

T
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Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2007, 12:32:22 PM »
How long is the blade on the OHT guys?

Benner

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2007, 01:24:36 PM »
Around 80mm, not counting the tang.

I forgot all about the pictures I promised... I'll get some today for sure!

Def

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Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2007, 01:29:34 PM »
Around 80mm, not counting the tang.

I forgot all about the pictures I promised... I'll get some today for sure!

Def

That means I might actually get away with one in the UK.  :)

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2007, 01:37:16 PM »
This isn't meant as legal advice, so please don't take it that way, but I find that in most jurisdictions around the world, blade length restrictions are really only used as a method for enhancing an existing charge, or giving the officer an excuse to stop you on suspicion for something else.  If you aren't of any interest to the police (ie, covered in blood and waving the knife in the air screaming "HAIL SATAN") then you are probably somewhat safe from persecution.  If anyone does ask, laugh at them and show them the can opener, bottle opener and then say if you really wanted to hurt someone you'd use the saw rather than the blade since it would hurt much more.  Then make a joke about how lame society is getting when folks are terrified by simple things like Swiss Army Knives.  I like to finish with a little jab like "Guess the terrorists really have won."

If you do it right they will soon start telling their friends how cool having a SAK is, and pretending they were never concerned in the first place!

Def

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Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2007, 01:44:32 PM »
That is very true that Def.

I have to say, I have never been pulled up by the police for anything so the chances of a knife being found on me is very slim.

However, sods law being sods law, the first time I ever did carry one I would be pulled up and caught.  At least if I stick below the 4" blade length I am semi legal (they aren't meant to lock either).  The UK is just no fun!!  :(

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2007, 01:49:04 PM »
Very true, but then as a card carrying member of SOSAK it is your duty to have a SAK with you to protect mankind from unopened wine bottles.

It's in the Oathe:

Def
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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2007, 01:52:17 PM »
LOL!!

Very true.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: wengers new ranger
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2007, 03:42:24 PM »
You wanted OHT porn, you got it!

Def
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