I know nothing about it, but it certainly looks cool!
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I must be mixing up my years. I thought they used the crossbow logo in the '50s and early '60s.I know I read somewhere that the cross was introduced in the early '70. Thanks for the info, coloswiss
Around 50s to 60s era is about what I was thinking on it. It's by far the oldest knife in my collection; cleaned up pretty well though. It was covered in some kind of greasy gunk and dirt, every tool on it was frozen shut. I wasn't sure if I'd ever be able to get them open.@ptrsak - They're out there; I just happened upon this one at an antiques place, buried under a bunch of old non-descript pocket knives. I thought it was a knockoff at first until I got the main blade freed up and saw the 'Wengerinox' tang stamp.
Hi, JRP, welcome aboard!One suggestion. I'm not going to swear to it, but I seem to recall that alcohol can damage the finish on SAK handles. You might want to stick to warm soapy water and maybe some WD-40. Expect someone will be along shortly to clear things up.
Here some older Wengers.#1 - Older (1930s) with crossbow on shield. Note some with and some without toothpick and tweezers.#2 - With later silver cross on shield. Note on the cross versions: The various background colors on the shield, black, red and silver. Two type of bails: older pinned version and later version with ends inserted into bushings.Handles with and without rivets.
It's an old Wenger. If I remember correctly it's from the Sportsmans series. I think early '70s.
Quote from: jrp316 on January 02, 2013, 08:07:02 PM... What do you all think?I think I need to increase my efforts to acquire an old beauty like that.
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