Only some functions on the old Wave got Locks.

I am always interested in learning and to listen for what are the most used or useful tools.

Many experienced knife people mentions a multi-tool or a Swiss Army Knife style knife.  The large plier, scissors and screwdrivers are among the most used functions besides the knife blades. A fixed blade and a multi-tool are used by many.

The Leatherman multi-tools with one hand opening functions and locks are very popular and I agree they are nice tools because they save time and the versatility/safety increase.  The combination of knives and tools are one of my interests and the first time I had a Leatherman in my hand it just confirmed this 100% many years ago.

I can only see positive reasons for using a fixed blade and a multi-tool and or a Swiss Army Knife.


Believe it or not i know some about Gerber multi-tools as well🙂First thing that come to mind is the special slide plier and it is durable. The Gerbers last a long time. The older ones last longer i believe.

Combination update


Please take look at my SwissTool page with underpages. To have a separate plier and a Multi-tool with a plier can be a formidable combination.

Bahco combination plier vs SwissTool, this is a very good combination

17.11.2020 Worldwide

It would be wrong to say that the plier is a modern invention. However the MTs are a package of tools with pliers for any tasks and in a way a modern invention. This resulted in a worldwide acceptance that the MTs are very well suited for the world we live in. Many judge the multitools by the pliers, how sturdy they are and the design. The focus on them from the beginning is very much directed at the pliers. Which is something most people would agree upon in general. Next is the selection of functions and how you can open them. It is very clear that the pliers, how you open it and the functions are very important factors for the users. Next is the size of the functions that must not be too small.

There are many factors at hand and you can see it clearly on the tools. Locking mechanisms can be the difference between a successful tool and a failure. I do agree that a safe MT must have this option. I am not a fan of reducing them for the purpose of satisfying regulations because it disrupts the correct evolution. I have mentioned factors like these around my page. It does not mean I do not like a butter blade or a strange blade design. When we are talking about the best tools from the world then these factors must be satisfactory. The Victorinox SwissTool is still with the best in the world. It stands all the tests of time. Another thing that is interesting today is that the plier has become an EDC function that surpasses the knife blade sometimes. People use the pliers more that the blade depending on what work they have and for their EDC demands.


I am not willing to let go of the MT sphere just yet today. It is not so that the pliers are welcome everywhere. In the nature the pliers can be very welcome and it is just as good in the outdoors as for the household. It may be hated by the Captain in the Navy or on a vessel. The reason for this can be that the sailors use the pliers for maintenance and chores with the result of damaged equipment. Many times sailor knives are basic functions that do not go beyond the post they have on a ship. Equipment today requires specialized tools for many things. This can be the case on land too.  The importance of using the correct tool for the task must be there. It reflects many of the aspects for me with the different models and their designations.

The history with sailor’s knife reflects basic functions. Not every sailor smoked the peace pipe either. I really like the new Victorinox Skipper Pro! This is a very nice tool.  The MTs are here to stay and pocket tools without a plier too.


19.05.2021 MTs

Victorinox got a tremendous good reputation with MTs. I like this quality very much and many would agree.

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A Ly | Svar 11.12.2020 02.51

Verry Good Switzerland SwissTool X RS 1997 1998

Trond 11.12.2020 08.41

Hi! Yes i agree. Best Regards

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03.01 | 15:26

The 120mm continued after the New Ranger. They had Patent and not pat pend. I say pat pend first then patent next. But! Wenger did many variations! :)

03.01 | 15:08

The old Ranger 120mm is from 1991, on my 1993 it is pat pend I have seen it on 1991 too and Swissbuck as well! Wenger can be a minefield because of variations

03.01 | 15:04

It is a superb question. Wenger used different stamps, some because of european laws. Usually the quality and steel is the same. Which is first? Not sure.

03.01 | 14:48

Hi! Sorry for late answer. I have seen many variations with Wenger, please send pic to

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