There are many factors involved that can be the reason for why the emblem on the handle scale is slanted a bit to the left with an angle. It is most likely a production variation that
is interesting. It is not enough that it is a problem of any kind. I can see on other knives with the same configuration that the emblem is many times a bit more to the left but not with this angle shown today. Aluminum handle scales are usually anodized and
colored with processes. Wenger has called the handle scales Eloxy in periods and mentioned aluminum. If the handles scales are not always aluminum I am not sure about. Wenger are known to use different metals and
materials in history. Other details are the use of anodizing types and similar processes. Coloring and methods used there as well.
I would believe the shape and design of the over-all construction and handles scales that this is the reason for why the emblem is a bit left on many. The angle however is a bit more and it could be no more than an adjustment in the production that
was not 100% correct. Production variations are to me extra interesting because every small change or detail can tell a big story. We have the evolution and the introduction of production methods up in the history. I
am also convinced that sometimes there are small things that are on purpose and with some importance. This is a small factor that must be remembered.
The same is with
tang stamps in history with production methods, materials, processes, polishing and stamp modules that are new or worn. It is in the production different pressure used that have a great influence on the tang stamp. From the 1970s and up the Wenger tang stamps
got more and more precise. It is therefore a bit more difficult to see the difference but when you use a magnifier you see the difference better. The depth, width, letters and many other factors give 100% proof of not only variations but also the deliberate
evolution, stamp modules and protection of the Wenger Brands products. There is no longer any doubt about this because thus more precise the production and stamps get the possibility for using them as receipt for
the protection and guarantee are present. If you look on the Wenger tang stamps you can see just how extremely accurate they are. This is best seen from the late 1980s and
up to the last Pre 2013.
I do believe the tang stamp show above are a type
from the late 1970s. It is not the most precise yet.
Another detail worth mentioning is the rivets that are because of the construction and springs a bit to the left
at both ends. Then the emblem also fit best a bit towards the left. Let me know Your feel on this.
Wenger protected their products against copies and fakes by not only using
precision in the production but also by using tang stamps that are so accurate and well-designed that it was impossible to fake them.