The New Ranger handles


I have tested for myself the Wenger RangerGrip handles for two years. The rubber sections or inlays are durable and show no signs of damage. This RangerGrip knife has been tested hard with twisting motions and use. The handles are fully attached still and show no signs of warping caused by use.

The evolution and shape/design on the handles with the hidden liners does fulfil its purpose. When Wenger redesigned the SAKs the handles was made more versatile. In history we know about the red handles and the different emblems used but also the methods used to attach them are very important.

Both Swiss Brands has made many different handle shapes in history. The evolution represents to me an extra part of interest.

In general the handle on a Swiss Army Knife is important as a symbol and if we study the last years development on the use of the handle itself as a tool to bring the knife into a more personal presence it is clear to see. The secrets to a SAK handle are the iconic design, symbols, emblems, design, comfort and personalized presence.  Today the possibilities of the handle can go to extreme lengths.

Wenger did go with a completely different handle shape that could be built further on. It is not only a comfortable handle it also fulfill the secrets I did mention. This is very innovative.

I have mentioned some before on the handles on both companies and if we look at Victorinox the use of many different artistic or personalized ideas are in use. It is a fine balance between the iconic design on the handles and the personalized presence but Victorinox does it well.

The danger with personalized or advertisings are the limits of time, fashions and peoples interest. The iconic design on the red handles are in a way separated from the more personalized presence knife but also borrowing from this main iconic line.

The presence or appearance of a knife is only limited by people’s imagination and the versatile multi-function tools can fit every aspect of life, interests and tasks.

It is also very important to know that the presence of the implements in combination with the handles is a key. This is obvious.

Both Brands are brilliant and Wenger did implement the evolution and a new secret factor in combination with all the others,  the evolution and different camo patterns represents a masterful success.





Today there is only one Swiss Army Knife Company and it is Victorinox.


Iconic design, functionality and quality are linked together with the products. Victorinox has with the help of people’s innovative ideas and wishes made many personalized handles but at the same time kept the iconic shape. The use of artistic and personalized art on the knife with different printing methods does not hinder the quality of use and comfort. It can how ever be scratched but this only change the appearance without damaging the comfort. The quality is the best with the main iconic lines. The use of many colors and artwork does make the interest of the knives more global. The handle art can be used in the global market and for the different countries ways of life. This then for me is a quality and the personalized presence is functional for this.



11.01.2021 Magic!

On the picture below you can see some Wenger SAKs, a Victorinox and a Swiza knife. There are many factors involved with SAKs and Swiss knives and I must admit I am very convinced about knives from Switzerland.  Collecting Wenger SAKs have been a joy and also very educating. The handle shape, colors and extra features is very important in history. It is also clear to see how the different makers got their own philosophy and knowledge about how the knives should be. The most important factor is what that’s in between the scales and handles. The extreme functionality is best shown in the SAKs with many layers. It shows the history and evolution the best. Knives with heavy functionality and abilities appeals to a lot of people and I am one of them. The reason for this is the obvious history and evolution. The functions are all made for use and tested by them. This is one of the absolute reasons for why they placed, designed and invented them in the first place. The main evolution on SAKs is usually made to avoid the novelty factors while other SAKs are special purpose dedicated ones.

The handle scales are the face outwards with iconic design and easily recognizable.


The snow camo is a professional system and all are different.

The Wenger Snow Rangers are wonderful looking..


Wenger made the New Rangers and RangerGrip construction. The rubber inlay is made of a tough material and this could be used for advertisings and special purpose designations. Wenger was a pure magic Brand!


I am the Master of Snow :) Here are three more with Snow Camo....

11:35 That is it for today. Good Luck


PS I forgot to mention that the Snow is very white where it should be and there is no form of yellowing or gray changes.  From 2013 until today there are absolutely no changes. These scales got a very durable material. At this time of year I have to use some flash and light for the pictures. I also recommend looking at my pages about the camo! Also see the under-pages too.

12.01.2021 Wenger

One of the stories that had the biggest impact on me is about Ivanhoe. You know how the story goes. Wenger made some SAKs with smooth metal scales called the Dynasty. This you can find good information about on Sakwiki. On the picture today you can see my model called Ivanhoe and it is a very high quality SAK. Not only high quality but also very beautiful in deed. When you read about Ivanhoe you feel it in the heart. By looking on the craftsmanship it is easy to say “superb” You can also see a Wenger SI with Bail and this got a factor that is important. The Bail can in some situations be very nice to have while sometimes it can get in the way closing the blade. It is a very nice SAK and some also feel that the bail can influence the comfort using the functions.

10:18 I wish you all a wonderful day! Good Luck


I can inform that my information also says the Dynasty got enameled metal scales.

10:54 The surface on the enameled scales are very reflective. It is perfect and it is a SAK I am very glad to have. That is it for today because now I need some sun!

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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 trondsak@sakhome.com

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