I have talked some on the design and use of the New Rangers blades. I hope you can take the time to check out my different pages about the Rangers.

There is a part of the design that I find very interesting. On the picture this is shown and I have already mentioned about the stop function. 

The interesting area or place is used for the stamps + it is the result of the grind and shape of the Wenger blade. When cutting in different materials the curve will prevent damages on the handle scales. I will explain why.

The Wenger scales are usually assembled by a press fit method and if a material should somehow get between the scale and blade during harder cutting tasks, then the result of this could be that the scale would be bent or presses out in front.

When cutting in wood the stop function on the edge and the curve on the blade will prevent this from happening.  This you can test for yourself on different materials and especially on wood.


If we look outside the inner part and curve then you can see on the picture how the blade cut into birch with the direction of the grind and edge. There are advantages with a rather slim blade and how the Wenger blade is designed.

On the next picture you can see how easy the blade cut tiles of birch. It is a very good cutter!

15.01.2021 Victorinox & Wenger

I have said many times about the Wenger New Rangers 130mm SAKs about how developed they were. You can hear knife people mentioning the design, construction and functionality. It is very clear from all my research over the years that Wenger made a supernatural redesign of the 120mm category. There are always two sides of a story about merging the Victorinox and Wenger SAKs. Many would love to see the continuation of the path Wenger had. What is very nice is that Victorinox really made sure with the Delémont products that the quality would be there and most of the best sides of them would continue. This is clear to see on the products with beautiful designs, quality and development. Models and products with award winning functionality released. With knives I like functionality and the Sphere. There are differences on them but the main philosophy continues.  It is much of Wenger continuing in them.

Another fact is Swiza that took much knowledge with them and continues a path that is very nice to see.

Swiss knives usually got a grind, shape, design and edges that are versatile. This you can see on most categories. They are easy to maintain, sharpen and use. Over the years I have made notes about what blades are used the most. With the world of knives it is striking how most of all every day cutting done that only requires slim and smaller blades. The great thing about the 130mm blades is the ability to do finer tasks but still be able to do some more if necessary.

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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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