The two brands also got a different philosophy on the place for the wavy or serrated edge for combination-edge knives.
Victorinox place the wavy edge on 2/3rd of the blade from the tip and in. Wenger use the complete opposite from the inner part and the normal edge on 1/3rd to the tip.
If people are looking for a combination-edge then it depend on their own need. For wood cutting it is absolute best with the normal edge on the inner part because the best leverage is there. So here the Victorinox is best. It will work
on wood, rope and webbing material.
On rope and webbing the wenger got an advantage because of the same thing with wood. You will get the best force and leverage with the serrations on the inner
part. The serrated part on the Wenger blade is about the same length. The Wenger blade all together is a bit longer and better for use on rope and webbing.
Wenger got serrations on knives with one
hand opening like also Victorinox does have.
The Chisel grind is a controversy but is does get really sharp.
If any doubts I would have
two blades with one normal edge and one with serrations. Victorinox got special knives with locking and one hand opening on both blades. Maybe the Ibach factory got an advantage with safety knives. Then again the comfort of the Wenger knives and locking
release is very good. The blades are very developed.
There are completely different philosophies on the locking mechanisms when it comes to comfort. Wenger is best. Maybe the Ibach type is
It is one company now completely from 2014 and we will follow the future with interest. The only part we knew from 2005 is that Victorinox took over Wenger but that the Delemont factory
should run independent on knives.
What is for sure is that the two knives 111mm and 130mm are completely different in construction and they are different knives.