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Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy) 5639

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Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« on: September 15, 2013, 07:00:19 PM »
I've been planning on buying a Wenger ranger for a while, but yesterday I unexpectedly got one for free from a neighbor who is moving. It is an old style mountaineer that says pat pend on the tang so I assume its from near the beginning of the ranger series production. It may be old but it is in like new condition and I am loving it. Rangers are so drool worthy of course we need a thread for them!




No Life Club Posts: 4,468 Don't judge a tool by it's brand
Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 07:19:04 PM »
I used to own a Ranger, I think one was even my first SAK... I believe the Ranger Everest. I've had another one, but Enki has that one now  :whistle:

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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 10:22:50 PM »
Yes I do. :D

A little late for pics now here but I'll try to take some nice ones of the two I have soon. Need to try out the new cell phone camera. :P
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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 07:35:07 PM »
As promised, a couple of Rangers (55 and 61) checking out the grapes.

« Last Edit: September 16, 2013, 07:40:21 PM by enki_ck »

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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 07:38:24 PM »
This is one OC I can't see myself joining :oops:

I got to have a play with a number of Rangers at the UK Meet Up,and I have to say no,just no!

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Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2013, 08:40:48 PM »
This is one OC I can't see myself joining :oops:

I got to have a play with a number of Rangers at the UK Meet Up,and I have to say no,just no!
Really? Did you check out old, new, oho and 2ho? The older ones certainly are much slimmer as has been said many times.
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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2013, 08:45:14 PM »
Pretty much. I'm not a big fan of the Vic 111mm,but they'd be a better option for me :shrug:

Just means more money to spend on 84,85,91 and 93mm models :ahhh

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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2013, 04:24:59 PM »
Thought I replied to this thread yesterday ....  :think:

I have the Rangergrip 90 and the older Ranger 14. I like both of them, although I wish the 90 didn't have the "fat arse" from the oversized scales. The 90 I got for use as an "outdoorsy" knife (hiking/camping etc) though I'd really like to sort those scales out before using it out in the open with cold hands. The 14 has come in quite useful in the garden and I've used it a lot this year when tidying up my tomato plants etc.

I haven't seen any other Ranger models that grabbed my attention like these two did.



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Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2013, 09:04:52 PM »
Come on people there are a lot of you out there who need to join this! :)
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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2013, 10:53:38 PM »
I want a Wenger Ranger. :nothingtoadd:

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,789 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2013, 11:06:39 PM »
Hopefully I can join one day. I have really been drooling over the AP Snow Camo models.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,273 Tactical Desk Jockey
Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2015, 07:27:02 AM »
I love this thing, it is an Über-Soldat


« Last Edit: September 05, 2015, 07:32:29 AM by Kampfer »

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,273 Tactical Desk Jockey
Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2015, 09:36:36 AM »
^wow!
That is minimalist EDC on steroids.  :o

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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2015, 03:34:47 PM »
A few weeks ago at a flea market i picked up one of the older 120mm Wenger Mountianeers for 10 bucks because one one the scales was broken and needed a bit of 2 part epoxy. Now it is good to go.

A few years ago I bought  130mm Rangergrip79.  A Big honking knife for hikes and camping.  Sometimes I take it on walks for protection from dogs.

Pics to follow
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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2015, 05:18:11 PM »
Ranger 56 here as my regular pocket EDC. I know, call me different. It replaced my Vic Hunter which had to run back to the wild. When the time comes to switch again I will most likely go back to a Vic 111mm but I have no complaints. This is a tough knife without the blade play that many 111mm slide locks are known for.

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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2015, 05:27:55 PM »
Must resist from looking at Rangers online.  :whistle:

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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2015, 07:46:26 PM »
Here are some of the Rangers that I own.

The top pic is of two old school 120 Ranger side locks.

The next picture is of two newer 130 Rangers.

The last picture at the bottom is a combination of a new limited edition Snow Camo 130 Ranger flanked by two older but NIB Camo 120 Rangers with their box.

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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2015, 06:51:44 AM »
I have a couple. I like them, but they're too big to carry most times.

The only time I have need of such a big blade is for food prep or bush-wacking.

For example, the blade is long enough to cut the cheeks off a mango in one slice per cheek.

For bush-wacking, if you find yourself on a trail that is getting overgrown and you have a Ranger on you, no problem.


Bush-wacking:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS4zIc87z-Q


This video is all about my two Wenger Rangers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LEqyY-9DmU


Here are some pix:





compared to Wenger S557 and an old style Minichamp:



They're solid buys, but prospective owners should realize they are quite long and thick.

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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2015, 02:32:20 AM »
Very Sturdy Tools.  I love them.  I also had a Hunter 58 with the hooked gutting blade.  Gave it to my brother a couple of years ago
No Life Club Posts: 3,065
Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2015, 01:29:34 PM »
Rangers Eh!!
I've got a few  :facepalm:
I'll try to take a few pics this weekend.

@Coloswiss - so jealous of your blue one  :drool:  :gimme:  :gimme:

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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2015, 06:45:48 PM »
Awesome posts on this page :2tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,507
Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2015, 10:18:53 PM »
Wenger Rangers you say ...  Let me see if I have a pic or two of those ...

First, the one that started it all:








And now the rest:





































And how about the Victorinox Delémont collection, do these count as well ?















































My appologies for the amount of pics I posted here, but I just love these 130mm beauties ...   :dd:


Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,507
Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2015, 10:25:23 PM »
I forgot some ...









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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2015, 10:31:01 PM »
Nice collection you have there!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,507
Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2015, 10:37:06 PM »
Nice collection you have there!

Thanks mate, I won my first Wenger Ranger here in a giveaway, and it was love at first sight ...  :D.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,678 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2015, 10:37:51 PM »
Awesome collection!

I only have one user and only one pic of it.


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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2015, 11:04:33 PM »
A couple...and maybe one more I can't find.....plus the Vic Delemonts

« Last Edit: September 10, 2015, 11:23:25 PM by SAK Guy »

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Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2015, 01:12:56 PM »
A quick grab shot of my 120 Rangers

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 65,602
Re: Wenger ranger owner's club (pic heavy)
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2016, 05:57:05 AM »
Wow some very nice knives in this thread for sure :o :dd: :cheers:

 

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