The wood scales got a special attachings

It is important for research to have attention about the knife handles, from 2004 we know that the company did produce innovative products and design.

I have looked over many handles and how they are attached, on 65mm, 85mm Classic, 85mm Evolution and Grip. Also 130mm Rangers with Evolution and Grip.

It is very interesting to see what Wenger did in history on the handles with invisible rivets. There are many types and different attaching methods.

 Then from 2004 the company did go with a special design on the ergonomics, this had been thought about before, but not possible for production. But it is this we see from 2004 and up. The company entered the marked with Evolution and up until today this has been a success. 

In 2010 we see EvoWood and then in 2013 the United Woods Set, if we look back in history we see that this company made special handles all the way.  Even Victorinox used Wenger inventions on the scales.


On the picture you see three Ranger 55 models, one with black plastic scales and the Oceania Ranger with Jarrah wood. The right knife is RangerWood 55 with Walnut.


The use of Realtree Ap Blaze, AP Snow and Hardwoods is another of the innovative evolution of scale designs.

In Wenger history we see knives that got icons and other scale details, sportsmen knives that can relate to a persons interests. Not only with the functions but also the scale design. On Wenger knives with "hunting" functions may have for example AP Blaze, this relates to a persons interest so it serve more than the function of good grip.

05.02.2021 ergonomics and scales

Here you can see some evolution on the Ranger scales. You can see the 120mm and 130mm constructions on these pictures today. Wenger made a very nice knife which many would agree upon. On the first picture there are from the left two Wenger knives and next the two Victorinox SAKs as well. The 120mm category is not so different from the later Wenger 130mm category still I know for a fact that they redesigned them a-z.

The point with my pictures today is to show the two different philosophies between the two companies. The counter-sunk scales and the ones which are following the side-liners and the fact with the slimmer design are some differences worth knowing about. On this thickness of the Wenger models the thicker scales is very nice and part of the ergonomics. The difference is more significant with more layers of functions added to them. In some models it could be too bulky for some. The handle scales from Wenger and the Victorinox design are both very nice. Victorinox Delémont SAKs are very good SAKs too and they improved the locking mechanism. That said I have never had any negative to say about the Wenger type.  Victorinox made the handles slimmer again with a very good ergonomics.

Two Victorinox 130mm SAKs with the blades open. It is a sturdy and solid lock. If you check out my Ranger pages you will find information about mechanisms.
I wish you a wonderful knife day!


For sure when I first show the two Victorinox liner-locks then I must also show the others too.

11:37 totally hidden scales or not they are all high quality. By using a slider or the emblem button so you can fold the blade in is a very nice touch. The liner-locking mechanism can contact at several places.
11:50 Good luck! That is it for today.

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Caio Abe | Svar 09.03.2021 02.30

Hello Trond! I keep including new SAKs to my collection - and keep coming here from time to time ever since I began collecting SAKs.

Trond 09.03.2021 10.39

The 130mm pliers are good enough for many things. The 130mm got a strong construction. Stay safe. Best Regards

Trond 09.03.2021 10.37

Hi, thank you very much! I do not have the Boatsman, it looks very nice. Hopefully in time I can buy one. The Swisstool pliers are stronger made.

Caio 09.03.2021 02.35

Thank you again for all the information you share here. Stay safe

Caio 09.03.2021 02.35

The Boatsman is very expensive (almost 2x a Swiss Tool Spirit price) and it seems somewhat odd because it is too thich, despite having relatively few tools.

Caio 09.03.2021 02.32

I've been thinking about getting a Boatsman. Have you got one? The pliers are thinner than those of Swiss Tools (even the Spirit). Do you consider them robust?

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26.07 | 23:05

Hi and thank you very much for question. The closest I know is the Master Fisherman 1.4753.72. The. 73 is related to what inlay it got maybe. Best Regards Trond

26.07 | 19:22

Hello Trond,
I received a Mechanic in a red/white Victorinox box. The box is stamped item number 1.47 53.73. Do you know what knife goes in this box? Not Mech

01.07 | 23:13

Hi, sure I would like to see, BR. Trondsak@sakhome.com

01.07 | 16:24

Hello Trond.

Would you be interested in seeing progress pictures
Of my custom Champ with Voyager digital clock scales.
I could email them to you.


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