I do believe i know enough to make a conclusion about the plier used on Wenger New Ranger knives.
It is a plier
made for the outdoors with enough size and with enough versatile design for the medium to light duty tasks. For use around cooking or hot items it is very good. For fishing it is also very good. The wire cutters are not for hard wire and this is the only part
I wish could be improved on the pliers from Wenger + the steel. The pliers do have a good size and it is a very comfortable one to use because it is spring loaded and therefor it can be used for fine control. The needle nose design will make it able to be
used in tight places. It can be opened with one hand and closed with one hand. It can be used to turn bolts and screws with comfort. I did use it on sharp nuts made of tough steel and this damaged some parts of the notches on the inside of the plier design.
It does not influence the functionality any so far. The steel used on the pliers are on the softer side and it did not break when I applied some force to open a bolt. This plier is very good for removing fishing hooks from fish and this with control. The combination
plier and the metal file/saw are not to be under estimated. I would say if the metal file/saw is on then it is a combination that will be top notch.
The text above is gathered from received information and from personal use and tests. I do miss the hard wire cutter function and harder steel used on
the pliers. It does perform 100% for what is was made for. It is the best pliers for fine control that I have ever used on SAKs and multi-tools. It is not very comfortable when force is applied on the grip because of the lever handle design. It will have some
flexing that is a bit too much. It is the absolute most interesting pliers and the absolute most precision made pliers I have ever seen.
pliers in combination with the main knife blade are a very good one for many tasks. The pliers are also very good for combination tools that are separate. This will increase the versatile abilities by 100%. The use of the hex opening for bits and tools increase
it by another 100%.