I was lucky to find another Wenger with an icon on the scale. This is an 85mm with a sail ship “printed” and not embossed. The number on this knife is 1.43.05 and it is called Seafarer or Windjammer.
Other names have been used as well.
I have this from before with the imprinted or embossed type icon from around 1980. This knife that I show today I would expect to be from the early to mid-1990s.
It could be 1994 or so.
It is very difficult to be 100% on dating these knives because of many reasons.
The one I have from 1980
does not have the patented locking on the flat screwdriver or phillips. I have a damaged one from the mid to late 1980s with the patented locking on the flat screwdriver and phillips.
I am not surprised
that the 1.43.05 I show today with the printed icon got an enlarged sail ship.
What is the same on the 3 knives I have is that they all have tweezers in the icon scale. No toothpicks in the other.
If you look at the wood saw on the picture you can see that it got the old style or old cut teeth. I have seen the new cut saw on knives from the early 1990s but it is for very sure that the old style was used
further for some time because this knife got the old type.
I have seen more early knives than 1980. There are variations from the late 1970s.