The New Rangers

If you wonder why the inner part of the Ranger blade is not sharpened? The inner part is not sharp because it functions like a stopper for the blade. This part stops against the notch on the spring to protect the edge from impact with the spring. It is a stopper function. When the blade is closed the lock-release has no function but it can move freely without damage from the edge. The notch functions as a rest for the blade.

It is also normal on SAKs to use notches on a spring to function as stabilization. By this is mean from twisting motions and more. I would believe this notch serves different functions for the assembly and construction of the knife.

Steel that cuts!

Update

The big flat screwdriver with the push lock mechanism.

It is very easy to operate and it works very well. I can mention that sometimes this functions needs to wear in or you need to have some oil on it if it is dry. It can happen that when it is pushed in that it will not automatically slide out again. One need to pull it out before it can be closed into the body of the knife. This can happen because of the very fine precision and it can also be because it needs cleaning. On the spring you can see the notch and this is a stop or rest for the flat screwdriver. It is to me also rather obvious that this notch functions as stabilization for the spring during twisting motions.

update

The cable stripper or bender is independent from the notch in the spring. The notch rest at x.

03.02.2021 Victorinox & Wenger

Victorinox continued most of the design from the Wenger New Ranger models. Basically it is the same blade and functionality. Victorinox improved the locking mechanism with a stronger liner-locking mechanism. On both blades you will find the same aspects and features I mentioned above on this page. The same goes for the large screwdrivers. The Wenger knife on the pictures is one I have tested and used for many years. It is a very good knife in deed and it is worth mentioning once again how Wenger made a truly historic SAK and quality

Wenger on the right

There are no reasons to doubt the Victorinox design in any way because they back up any products. I remember I read somewhere how they guaranties a high quality stainless steel. To be honest I am not sure if the stainless steel used in them is the same. It is a known fact how the two companies in history used two different steels in general. Wenger was also a Company which used different stainless steel depending on the product. I got surprised many times with the Wenger blade and how well it performed. In tests done in Norway the blades used on them did it very well in competition with other Brands. They used strong rivet material too because there is absolutely no changes anywhere.

Victorinox on the right. Basically the same blades....The 130mm categories by Wenger and Victorinox must not be underestimated. I do believe it could have been a contender for the Soldier knives. Wenger designed a very special design just like Victorinox did with the 111mm category.

11:10 Grind

You will find a few production variations on the Wenger New Ranger SAKs on the grind and blade design too. The Victorinox and Wenger blade is basically the same in design. On this picture you can see it is a small difference. On the Wenger knife it is a bit higher up that could influence some when cutting some materials maybe. As mentioned you will find a few differences on the Wenger SAKs too. When I tested the Wenger blade i got surprised how well it cut into materials. It can get super sharp and it is one superb slicer. 

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27.07 | 19:11

Thank you, Greetings from Norway! This is very interesting I did not know this. Thanks! Best Regards

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27.07 | 18:35

Greetings from Hungary! Did you know that the head curve "inspired" the Spyderco Hungarian folder?
Exactly by a Hungarian designer who works for Spyderco (I can't remember his name)

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26.07 | 19:31

Hi, thank you very much. I am very glad to hear the infirmation is helpful. Best Regards Trond

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26.07 | 16:51

Thanks for this unvaluable information. I´ll translate to spanish for other victorinox fans.

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