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Does anybody have a Vic Delémont? 336

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Does anybody have a Vic Delémont?
« on: August 09, 2018, 07:21:49 PM »
Hey folks,
I am looking for infos on the new Victorinox Delémont line knives.
 What I'd like to know is which tools in these differ from the ones used in regular Wenger knives. As far as I can tell, only the can opener looks noticeably different. Does anybody have a new Vic Delémont and an old Wenger (with several tools) to compare them?
For example, is the Vic Delémont metal file made of stainless steel, like on current production Victorinox knives?

On a more specific note, has anyone tried modding these? Are tools and pieces compatible with ones from Wenger knives? Is the pin size like Wenger or like Victorinox pins?


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Re: Does anybody have a Vic Delémont?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 07:31:10 PM »
No modding experiences, so can't help you there.

You're right about the can opener.
Also switched over is the awl.
Furthermore Wenger used to have their scales fall over the outer liners, while with the Delemont line, the scales are on top of the liners like it's always been with Vic.
This also brings up the tweezers and toothpick. These became the Vic models too.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,459
Re: Does anybody have a Vic Delémont?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 09:09:51 PM »
Hey folks,
I am looking for infos on the new Victorinox Delémont line knives.
 What I'd like to know is which tools in these differ from the ones used in regular Wenger knives. As far as I can tell, only the can opener looks noticeably different. Does anybody have a new Vic Delémont and an old Wenger (with several tools) to compare them?
For example, is the Vic Delémont metal file made of stainless steel, like on current production Victorinox knives?

On a more specific note, has anyone tried modding these? Are tools and pieces compatible with ones from Wenger knives? Is the pin size like Wenger or like Victorinox pins?

Here is a Wenger and Vic Delemont for comparison


The Vic Delemont has a locking blade, the Vic can opener, Vic awl, and the blade stops when opening at the position you see it in the photo before it is opened all the way.

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« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 09:12:18 PM by VICMAN »
Full Member Posts: 211
Re: Does anybody have a Vic Delémont?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 12:11:26 AM »
Thanks folks and great comparison pictures!
I could be wrong, but it looks to me the shape of the blade is slightly different as well?

I wonder why they changed the can opener. I am quite sure some people preferred Wenger shape over Vic's, so they could have left them with a choice.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,459
Re: Does anybody have a Vic Delémont?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 03:22:34 AM »
Thanks folks and great comparison pictures!
I could be wrong, but it looks to me the shape of the blade is slightly different as well?

I wonder why they changed the can opener. I am quite sure some people preferred Wenger shape over Vic's, so they could have left them with a choice.

Thanks shadowrider. :cheers:

When I put them side-by side, the Wenger blade appears to have a slight bit more belly than the Vic blade.
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Re: Does anybody have a Vic Delémont?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 03:43:23 AM »
Furthermore Wenger used to have their scales fall over the outer liners, while with the Delemont line, the scales are on top of the liners like it's always been with Vic.
This also brings up the tweezers and toothpick. These became the Vic models too.
The one thing I really liked about the Wengers was the size.  The evolution scales (the only ones available in the Delmont Collection) add needless bulk.  The Vic attachment method and larger Vic style T&T mentioned by Mechanickal make the scales even bulkier. 
Wish they'd offer the Wenger Traditional scales (they did recently with the old 65mm Esquire).

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Re: Does anybody have a Vic Delémont?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 01:26:05 PM »
Thanks folks and great comparison pictures!
I could be wrong, but it looks to me the shape of the blade is slightly different as well?

I wonder why they changed the can opener. I am quite sure some people preferred Wenger shape over Vic's, so they could have left them with a choice.

it is a Wenger blade indeed, :salute:
which I prefer (wider, more belly than Vic's)  ::)



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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,963
Re: Does anybody have a Vic Delémont?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 09:32:14 PM »
I do like the Wenger blade alot too.

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