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Any love for Wenger?

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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3750 on: September 04, 2023, 05:20:47 PM
I have the plain edge Highlander.  It was my first Wenger and it's a great knife!!
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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3751 on: September 05, 2023, 06:23:31 AM
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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3752 on: December 04, 2023, 02:37:05 AM
Wengers are great, I have a small pile of them in various sizes that I rotate. The blade shape, toothpick/tweezer location, serrated scissors, and locking screwdriver design are what keep them in my pockets most days.


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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3753 on: December 04, 2023, 07:25:57 AM
I accidentally picked up a Wenger on an auction a while ago and I really liked the quirky can opener so much that I now keep an eye out for them but I don't actively pursue them. I've managed to pick up 2 more thinking they were SAKs at first glance. No clue which ones they are though as I haven't researched that. Guess I should.
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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3754 on: December 04, 2023, 01:51:20 PM
I really miss Wenger. They had such a cool variety., and I started really appreciating Swiss Army knives too late.


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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3755 on: December 04, 2023, 09:06:32 PM
I really miss Wenger. They had such a cool variety., and I started really appreciating Swiss Army knives too late.

You and me both. Theres a reason I've kept a small pile around. I like Victorinox too, but Wenger has always been more interesting to me.


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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3756 on: December 05, 2023, 01:19:05 AM
I'm a big fan too, always that little bit more quirky and inventive....didn't always work but always interesting
Might have to run an other Wenger challenge next year  :think:


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Reply #3757 on: December 05, 2023, 05:39:08 AM
I'm a big fan too, always that little bit more quirky and inventive....didn't always work but always interesting
Might have to run an other Wenger challenge next year  :think:

That'd be cool.  I better get mine spiffed up before then.
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Reply #3758 on: December 05, 2023, 06:05:19 AM
That'd be cool.  I better get mine spiffed up before then.
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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3759 on: December 05, 2023, 07:21:30 AM
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Might have to run an other Wenger challenge next year  :think:
That would be fun, I'm in if it happens.


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Reply #3760 on: December 05, 2023, 07:40:14 AM
That would be fun, I'm in if it happens.
:like: ok sounds like there’ll be a few of us, watch this space


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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3761 on: December 05, 2023, 01:54:05 PM
Here's one you don't see every day.

Aha - The infamous Wenger Premier

And the genuine Wenger version of that model features further down the page in Farmer X's post!!


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Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3762 on: December 05, 2023, 01:56:45 PM
This is still my favorite Wenger (what i use)


And here is my Wenger collection so far




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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3763 on: December 05, 2023, 01:58:57 PM
I really miss Wenger. They had such a cool variety.,......
You and me both. Theres a reason I've kept a small pile around. I like Victorinox too, but Wenger has always been more interesting to me.
I'm a big fan too, always that little bit more quirky and inventive....didn't always work but always interesting

 :iagree:    :iagree:    :iagree:



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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3764 on: December 05, 2023, 02:10:13 PM
I hope Victorinox would do experiments on Delemont line for sake of Wenger innovative experiments of tool combos.


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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3765 on: December 07, 2023, 12:37:36 AM
Could anyone please help me identify this 2 layer Wenger?  It's like a Trailblazer but with the dog-leg can opener.  I'm guessing it's just an older version of the Trailblazer?

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Reply #3766 on: December 07, 2023, 01:28:45 AM
Yep - I'd say fine to call it a Trailblazer -
Victorinox and Wenger did not usually change model names when an individual tool got updated with a new design

Or it could be a Highlander: https://sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Highlander - which seems to have the same configuration

It is clearly an older model -
So could be one the the Standard series: https://sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Standard+Series
Although this specific configuration does not seem to be on this page.

Or maybe it os a Classic model - eg Classic 11 - https://sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Wenger+85mm

 


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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3767 on: December 07, 2023, 02:51:06 AM
Trailblazer, Highlander, and Scout are all very similar.  Same four front tools with awl and phillips back tools.  All three of the above have the can opener on the blade end.  Yours is different from all of them in that respect.  I wonder if it originally had the short chain on the keychain nub?  Who knows.  Does it have toothpick and tweezers?  Best wishes.  G
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Reply #3768 on: December 07, 2023, 03:06:47 AM
No provisions for toothpick or tweezers.
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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3769 on: December 07, 2023, 07:06:21 AM
I'm a big fan too, always that little bit more quirky and inventive....didn't always work but always interesting
Might have to run an other Wenger challenge next year  :think:
I only have a couple Wenger, but I would be down

I hope Victorinox would do experiments on Delemont line for sake of Wenger innovative experiments of tool combos.


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Agree.  Unlike Vic, Wenger had some unique tools and combos which it would be nice to see resurface.


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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3770 on: December 07, 2023, 12:15:27 PM
   In the 1960s Wenger had a US distributor in Indiana, I think.  They generally used numbers for their stock.  The Wenger 750 is close to your knife.  This is not my photo.  I found a photo after I figured out the number.  No toothpick, no tweezers (Highlander and Trailblazers usually have both).  It has the Z can opener in the right location but it does have a bail.  It is always possible that the scales on yours aren't original.  Might be original, but just a different year.  Wenger changed things around A LOT.  Best wishes.  G  ;)
 
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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3771 on: December 07, 2023, 01:10:55 PM
I hope Victorinox would do experiments on Delemont line for sake of Wenger innovative experiments of tool combos.
Unfortunately this is not gonna happen  IMHO
Vic are reducing  not expanding their range


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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3772 on: December 07, 2023, 02:27:54 PM
It has been a while since I posted a Wenger photo of something I actually own.  This one is a Highlander.  No small blade, just a nail file.  The file surface is facing the off-side scale (phillips side).   Keeps it from scratching the main blade, I suppose.   I have never carried this knife, just taken it out of the package for general knife piddling.  It is noticeably lighter than something like a Tinker.  Best wishes.  G
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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3773 on: December 07, 2023, 03:16:39 PM
Thanks for the Wenger info Gary.  Much appreciated.

Looks like the broken right half of that scale was glued on with something that had a chemical reaction as that half of the scale looks distorted by heat.  I thought it was epoxy at first but when I put it in a hot bath, the glue turned very gummy and peeled off.  Might be the original scales but who knows.

I'm on the lookout for a Wenger that could potentially donate it's scales though I feel bad relieving another old Wenger of it's scales.
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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3774 on: December 07, 2023, 03:25:31 PM
Hi AC,
    You did an excellent job of restoration on that old Voss multi-tool.  I saw how it was before and handled it.  Since you are making 3D scales now anyway, that old Wenger would look fine with a set of your manufacture.  Might be able to sell a few pairs of scales to some of the members here with sad old busted Wengers.  Best wishes.  G
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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3775 on: December 07, 2023, 11:24:04 PM
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Reply #3776 on: December 08, 2023, 05:57:07 AM
Gary,
  Appreciate it.  :D  I'm still playing with the 3D printed scales on my Ranger.  I fine tuned my printer a bit more and printed a second set but they still fit tighter than I think they should.  I've learned that your printer needs to be tuned really well, just about exact, to print the scales out to the right dimensions.  I'm going to try again after I print some gifts for my in-laws (wife's request).  I think I'm getting there though.  Once I'm comfortable with the fitment I'll do a post on it.

Designing scales for a Wenger will be more of a struggle for me as I don't have good CAD software for it but it sounds like a fun challenge.
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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3777 on: January 13, 2024, 10:46:07 PM
I like Wenger, not exactly sure why but I do. I have a few NOS models I need to post some pictures of them. But I also like Victorinox too - I have a couple of them, one I carry daily. 


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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3778 on: January 13, 2024, 10:53:22 PM
What's not to like about Wenger?  Photos are really appreciated around here.  They are almost mandatory.  Good to see you posting some.  I hope you have some fun.  Nice people.  Lots you can learn.  Best wishes.  Gary (IMR)
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Re: Any love for Wenger?
Reply #3779 on: January 25, 2024, 02:20:54 AM
I enjoy this one a lot so I carry it quite often.  I'm not as smooth with the can opener but I manage.  I like the tool load out a lot.  I do wished Wenger would have did an awl like Vic tho.  Not complaining just thinking outloud. 

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