Multitool.org
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
+-

Hello Lurker! Remove this ad and much more by logging in.


Wenger Professional 5662

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,832 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Wenger Professional
« on: September 26, 2010, 02:50:16 AM »
Just got this knife in yesterday. This one is a looker.








A little Leatherman information.

Leatherman series articles
Jr. Member Posts: 67
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 04:27:06 AM »
definitely looks sweet :gimme:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,723 The MTO handshake.
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 04:32:29 AM »
Man that does look good  :drool: :drool:


"Downunder Mod (that sounds dirty, doesn't it?)"
Yeh Baby :P >:D >:D
Keeper Of The PowerCut Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,895 - Allan

AHB dk

*
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 12:49:08 PM »
Does it taste as good as it looks..?  ;) Don't tell us you didn't try..  :pok: :pok:


"Don't mistake lack of talent for genius."
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,832 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2010, 01:09:25 PM »
I only licked it once...I swear!

A little Leatherman information.

Leatherman series articles
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,236 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2010, 01:18:44 PM »
Benner has (had?) a couple of these at one of the meet-ups last year.  I seem to remember that they were roughly equivalent to the Vic Pioneer range i.e. using the bigger tools found on the 93mm Soldier.  Very nice anyway Dan. :cheers:

Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...
Jr. Member Posts: 69
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2010, 01:24:47 PM »
Nice, anyone know of any other variations of  knife?
 I have this One.

No Life Club Posts: 3,554 No PM's - just email please
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2010, 02:43:52 PM »
I remember seeing an entire brochure with a dozen or more varieties on it over on SOSAK. I don't remember where or who posted it.  :think:




Here it is!

« Last Edit: September 26, 2010, 02:47:08 PM by stressmaster5000 »

Full Member Posts: 247
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2010, 03:32:14 PM »
That`s a foto of a printout I took a longer time ago. I also have the original pdf-data on an older computer (I`m not sure if it still works).
There has also been an older Professional-series (from the 60s) with some other variations (1-3 layers). These knives looked like the ones in the fotos but they had no outer metal-liners under the scales; they were very light but probably not as solid as the newer ones. Beside the tools in the brochure there has also been knives with a marlinspike. But these marlinspikes look somehow cheap compared to the nicely-shaped ones of the 93mm Victorinox alox knives.
Full Member Posts: 247
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2010, 05:14:30 PM »
Here is an example for an old Profi knife from 1966. As you can see the old ones in the 60s and 70s had just plastic scales. I`m not sure when Wenger changed to the more solid scales.
No Life Club Posts: 1,091
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2010, 06:03:46 PM »
Here is an example for an old Profi knife from 1966. As you can see the old ones in the 60s and 70s had just plastic scales. I`m not sure when Wenger changed to the more solid scales.

I've the same model with the just plastic scales with the Yearstamp 80. It seems the old and new scale models were sold at the same time. At least for some years....

Full Member Posts: 247
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2010, 06:16:43 PM »
Maybe, or 1980/1981 was the time when they changed the design. I think a knife with a 81-stamp was the oldest one with the new design I`ve seen so far. And your 80-stamp knife is so far the youngest one with the old design I`ve heard of.
No Life Club Posts: 1,091
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2010, 12:06:43 AM »
Maybe, or 1980/1981 was the time when they changed the design. I think a knife with a 81-stamp was the oldest one with the new design I`ve seen so far. And your 80-stamp knife is so far the youngest one with the old design I`ve heard of.

Good combined, but.... I've a new design with 79 stamp. ;-)

Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2010, 12:17:30 AM »
Benner has (had?) a couple of these at one of the meet-ups last year.  I seem to remember that they were roughly equivalent to the Vic Pioneer range i.e. using the bigger tools found on the 93mm Soldier.  Very nice anyway Dan. :cheers:

Yup, I have one with a saw and a pruner blade.  Think I wrote a review/ article once?  :think:

I'm back!!
Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2010, 12:20:03 AM »
And here it is if anyone is interested http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,7984.0.html

I'm back!!
Ambidangerous Mistress of Mod Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,072 I'm not all bad, I'm just drawn that way.
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2010, 12:25:36 AM »
They are a nice shape :)

A dyslexic man walks in to a bra...

All my music for free: http://soundcloud.com/chrissyvandyke
Full Member Posts: 247
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2010, 12:46:39 AM »
Quote
Good combined, but.... I've a new design with 79 stamp.

You are right, they must have used both scale types for a while.  :think:
Full Member Posts: 230
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2010, 05:12:59 AM »
I love the lines of this design.  Might have to search out a Pro for myself!   :tu:

-
Full Member Posts: 230
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2010, 05:40:07 AM »
I remembered seeing one of these on ebay recently and was able to dig it up in the completed auctions.  People are willing to pay a pretty penny for one in good shape:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-WENGER-Swiss-Army-Knife-PROFESSIONAL-81-NIB-/170538229033




-
No Life Club Posts: 4,233 I just don't know what went wrong.
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2010, 07:19:54 AM »
Gosh those are pretty! :D

Got those frog legs.
Jr. Member Posts: 69
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2010, 06:02:35 PM »
Talking of dated blades mine is a late one 95 BTW. perhaps they did not produce them every year ? perhaps they waited till they had a backlog of several years dates before it was worthwhile doing a production run? This might explain the confusion. Just a thought  ??? ???
No Life Club Posts: 1,155
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2010, 11:37:39 AM »
They look really beautiful  :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 1,240
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2013, 08:56:49 AM »
A bit of necro, but...

Did Wenger ever do an SIish alox model with some of the extra tools in the Professional Line. A "Harvester" with a hollow rivet would be cherry.

Does Wenger do any special releases like Vic has been doing with alox for the last bit?  It would seem that Wenger can only do the plain no shield alox these days which suggests one mold is worn out (or they are buying the blanks from Vic), but it would be cool to see some interesting models come out as a swan song for Wenger.

Cheers

Lurking with a large collection of sharp knives!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,821
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2013, 09:09:25 AM »
Wenger has done a few commemorative versions of the SI, but I've never seen any blade variations. Maybe an interesting project for one of the modders.

« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 09:11:36 AM by ColoSwiss »
No Life Club Posts: 1,240
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2013, 09:17:32 AM »
Colo,

Do you know if anyone on the boards has the ear of Wenger?  I have an idea (which might be kinda silly).  A red alox Handwerker for the MTO folks would be amazing!  See if a run could be produced before the business model changes, if it isn't too late!

Lurking with a large collection of sharp knives!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,821
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2013, 11:44:00 PM »
Colo,

Do you know if anyone on the boards has the ear of Wenger?  I have an idea (which might be kinda silly).  A red alox Handwerker for the MTO folks would be amazing!  See if a run could be produced before the business model changes, if it isn't too late!

You might talk to Def. I've made suggestions to both companies and never even got a 'Thank you for your interest' letter.
Sr. Member Posts: 412
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2013, 12:39:45 AM »
Did Wenger ever do an SIish alox model with some of the extra tools in the Professional Line.
A "Harvester" with a hollow rivet would be cherry....
You read my thoughts... this is my tribute to Wenger - Professional Soldat aka Profi Issue :cheers:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,27226.msg713074.html#msg713074

No Life Club Posts: 1,544
No Life Club Posts: 1,544
No Life Club Posts: 1,544
Re: Wenger Professional
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2013, 03:05:57 AM »
I like them but sincerely to me the comparable 91 mm Vic alox are better  :cheers:

 

Donations

Operational Funds

Help us keep the Unworkable working!
Donate with PayPal!
August Goal: $300.00
Due Date: Aug 31
Total Receipts: $187.14
PayPal Fees: $11.90
Net Balance: $175.24
Below Goal: $124.76
Site Currency: USD
58% 
August Donations

Community Links


Powered by EzPortal
SMF 2.0.15 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.24 seconds with 33 queries.
© 2018 Defender Web & Tool