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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,262 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« on: January 18, 2012, 05:39:41 AM »
These are one of the things I was really looking forward to seeing at SHOT this year- Wenger's new functional jewelry collection called HypeX.

The first one is called the Pietra and features a diamond sharpener on one side and a firestarter on the other.









Next up is the Wyss, which features a fold out can opener (tucks under the red panel when not in use), pry bar/wire stripper combo, 10mm wrench and a bottle opener.









Next up is the Whug, which is a set of beefy tweezers wrapped around a wooden whistle.







The Buss is next with two concealable screwdrivers.







The Ridge has a number of different wrenches, one of which doubles as a bottle opener, and the pry bar end can also be used as a wire stripper.



There's another one called the Corkoran which is a corkscrew, but it was not ready for presentation at the show, and so we didn't see it.  I have some stock images from Wenger that I can post later on.

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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 06:16:19 AM »
Unique
last year I never got the new knives it came out from shot. I never saw them for sale anywhere I hope these are more commonly found
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 06:58:17 AM »
Neat but nothing I would want.  :P
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 09:52:34 AM »
I think the Pietra would be cool as a keyfob, or maybe on a lanyard attached to an Alox SAK or a nice "gentleman's" knife.
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 10:09:53 AM »
I love the idea of this and would be perfect for me. I used to wear jewelry, but years back stopped wearing any jewelry. I have really been wanting a necklace, but do not want to wear gold or silver or anything flashy really. I also have been wanting a small pry bar to add to my EDC but if added to my keys they would be to bulky so that idea is out. Well these cover both those needs plus quite a bit more.  :tu:


The Wyss is ideal and the Ridge is a close second.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,262 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 03:12:02 PM »
The great thing about these is they are all priced well under $100.  MSRP (and I'll have to confirm this shortly, Bob's still asleep!) is about $65 for most of them although a couple of them are a bit more.  Figure on $50 (or less) as a street price.

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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 03:15:43 PM »
I do like the Pietra and Whug .... very clever  :D




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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,262 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 05:16:26 PM »
Here is the MSRP for these tools now that Bob is awake and I can turn a light on!  :P

Pietra- $59.99
Buss- $64.99
Whug- $5.99
Ridge (metric)- $49.99
Ridge (Imperial)- $49.99
Wyss- $99.99

Remember, these are MSRP, so street price will be a lot better, and they are supposed to be available through regular dealers, which means if you want one (or more), make sure you send Tim a message!

Def

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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012, 05:46:20 PM »
Id buy some of those for sure.

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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2012, 06:48:32 PM »
Here is the MSRP for these tools now that Bob is awake and I can turn a light on!  :P

Pietra- $59.99
Buss- $64.99
Whug- $5.99
Ridge (metric)- $49.99
Ridge (Imperial)- $49.99
Wyss- $99.99

Remember, these are MSRP, so street price will be a lot better, and they are supposed to be available through regular dealers, which means if you want one (or more), make sure you send Tim a message!

Def
I am not a jewelry wearing person. Got a wedding band and that is it. I remember back when I was a teen I wore some chains that turned green and a nugget ring. I stopped after high school since it was just not my style.

I like the functionality of these pieces and the designs too.  :salute: Wenger always kicks it out there with the new and strange. :pok:

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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2012, 07:00:46 PM »
Looks interesting, but nothing for me..  :tu:


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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2012, 08:33:34 PM »
I really, really like the idea behind these.  I will say it's not for me, as I don't wear jewellery, but that's a personal choice and I still think these are a great bit of design. :cheers:

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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2012, 09:07:34 PM »


It is a wenger jewelery post so why am I thinking LM Wingman  ???

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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2012, 09:18:33 PM »
Here is the MSRP for these tools now that Bob is awake and I can turn a light on!  :P

Pietra- $59.99
Buss- $64.99
Whug- $5.99
Ridge (metric)- $49.99
Ridge (Imperial)- $49.99
Wyss- $99.99

Remember, these are MSRP, so street price will be a lot better, and they are supposed to be available through regular dealers, which means if you want one (or more), make sure you send Tim a message!

Def

Wow the Whug is cheap ;)
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2012, 10:23:20 PM »
I wonder if the Pietra has replaceable inserts, or if you'd have to send it off for replacement if you eventually wore one out. :think:
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2012, 12:46:34 AM »
I'm not a jewelry user but I would love to have some of these! I just hope the prices to be a lot better then the MSRP's.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,262 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2012, 06:36:23 AM »
Here is the MSRP for these tools now that Bob is awake and I can turn a light on!  :P

Pietra- $59.99
Buss- $64.99
Whug- $5.99
Ridge (metric)- $49.99
Ridge (Imperial)- $49.99
Wyss- $99.99

Remember, these are MSRP, so street price will be a lot better, and they are supposed to be available through regular dealers, which means if you want one (or more), make sure you send Tim a message!

Def

Wow the Whug is cheap ;)

Oops- that should be $59.99.

Def

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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2012, 01:40:26 AM »
The Pietra is interesting. But not $60 or even $40 interesting. I think either Wenger missed something about their customer base or I did.

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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2012, 02:14:22 AM »
It's an interesting quandary. Take the Whug for example $60 isn't necessarily expensive for a novel piece of jewelry, but I'm more of a tool mindset - $60 for a wooden whistle and a pair of tweezers ...  :o :twak:

... yet I'm still quite interested  :think:

I think this is another one of those items that falls into "functional art" just like the items from another manufacturer whose work is often subject to discussions about value. To me Atwoods are overpriced (their value to ME is low) yet others will pay fortunes for them. I think this is a smart move by Wenger, and II hope it finds an appreciative audience



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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,262 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2012, 03:13:37 AM »
FWIW, it found an appreciative audience with me, and not just because the lovely Adriana took the time to personally walk us through it!  :D

Def

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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2012, 10:02:34 AM »
Pics  :pok: :pok: :P



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Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2012, 10:33:13 AM »
I have to agree. These are pieces of jewlery that happen to have some functional use as well as aesthetic. I don't think they are particularly aimed at the multitool carrying market. However the surfer, snowboarder, skateboarder. May find them appealing, and if you are looking for a particular style of chain and pendant. Why not get one with built in functionality.
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2012, 10:17:55 PM »
I love the idea of the Pietra. Now if only I could replace that diamond sharpener with ceramic. That would make it ideal for touch-ups! It doesn't look TOO hard to do based on the pictures. I think it'd just be a matter of finding someone that sells the stuff. When I do though I wouldn't hesitate to buy 2 or 3 haha. Most of the other tools are things that I already EDC in the form of SAKs, Leathermans, etc

Oh, and the Ridge looks really classy to me for some reason. I might pick one of those up as is.
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2012, 05:58:26 AM »
I wonder if the Pietra has replaceable inserts, or if you'd have to send it off for replacement if you eventually wore one out. :think:

It doesn't look like these got much interest but I might as well spread the information:

I contacted Wenger. A representative from AXEL Productions (I guess they are making Wenger Jewelry) said that the Pietra does NOT have replaceable insert.
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2012, 03:55:14 PM »
I wonder if the Pietra has replaceable inserts, or if you'd have to send it off for replacement if you eventually wore one out. :think:

It doesn't look like these got much interest but I might as well spread the information:

I contacted Wenger. A representative from AXEL Productions (I guess they are making Wenger Jewelry) said that the Pietra does NOT have replaceable insert.

Thanks. :tu:
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2012, 06:04:50 AM »
Did this stuff turn out to be vaporware?
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2012, 05:06:06 PM »
Bump on this, too, since I overlooked the last bump.  It's still not on Wenger's US site. :/
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2012, 02:08:31 AM »
Ya have not seen any activity on this since March, even their facebook page is dead.

Hopefully they are just building inventory now and soon there will be a big splash.  Hoefully we won't have to have Grant ask them at the next Shot-Show what happened.
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2012, 03:45:42 PM »
A bit expensive for me.

I would probably pay $5-10, maybe $5-15.
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Re: Wenger's Jewelry Collection
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2012, 05:51:35 PM »
A bit expensive for me.

I would probably pay $5-10, maybe $5-15.

... This would be "trash jewelry"  :pok:   :D

 

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