Snife

04.09.2018

The «Worn» SAK

Today i would like to show you a strange Wenger knife from the snife series during the 1990s. For the 85mm category in the Snife series it was used the Commander SAK. I got this from a friend that found it at a second-hand store. It still need some work with removing a few spots. I have cleaned and oiled most of it. Some spots remain on the nail file. The blade got some scratches but this does not mean anything for this SAK because it is so much used anyhow. I sharpened the blade so the edge is sharp enough again. The blade and functions are not bent. The spring tension is a bit lighter from all the use over the years. It can still be used for a long time if needed. The name on this design is called the 7th avenue. These knives are related to the famous Swatch watches and art. When I find used SAKs I can learn from them. I can see how the quality is after much use and learn more about it. It is a bit uncommon to find such a knife with this design that is so very worn here in Norway. In the urban dictionary.com Snife is mentioned to be a name meaning spoon and knife joined together. This is a bit interesting in deed.

Over the years Wenger experimented with new designs and how the artwork or design was applied to the scales. This could be camouflage scales and artistic designs. Some could take wear better than others. Still somehow used SAKs that is worn got a certain appeal to me. They tell a story. I do not only collect perfect knives. I have been interested in used knives all the time. It is a great source for knowledge about everything. The plastic scales started up as a white before the decoration was applied.  

Looking on all the functions i believe this SAK is a mid-1990s made one. The artwork from the 7th Avenue is worn and in a way it still speak and got appeal.

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14.10 | 22:21

Yes for sure the lever spring scissors started without serrations. These you find 1973-1977. Thank you very much. BR

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14.10 | 22:09

The super scissors 1977 got the lever system, got serrations and is self sharpening. The period 1971-77 May contain variations. Wenger started the future. BR

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14.10 | 22:01

So the scissors with lever system were once had plain edges? Wow, I would never have imagined it! You have the best information about SAKs in the entire Web. Thank you very much, regards!

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14.10 | 21:44

It is the same lever system from the early 70s, Wenger designed this because it is a safer and more durable. In the late 70s it got serrations.

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