Here are two of the New Victorinox Delémont knives. One is the 0.9553.MC RangerGrip 61 that I will talk some about today and the very first impressions of it. The first I can say that this is a Swiss
product for sure. Everything is or gives a quality impression. I did get a bit emotional because the changes are more than I expected. In addition to the already mentioned modifications on the internet I can see the rivets and liners are different and the
design has changed much.
We know that the Delémont plant is still going and the workers make the knives for Victorinox.
still remaining much of the 130mm Ranger and this is for sure a nice product. The locking mechanism got some modifications but basically it remains the same type. There is still some small play on this mechanism. This is normal and it is a lock to prevent
accidental closing. The design and shape of the handle scales are different and the ergonomics is therefore changed.
I can tell for sure that 1893-2013 is Wenger and the rivalry ended in the early
2000s. Wenger knives are no more but the workers and the plant is there. I have no problem recommending SAK enthusiasts to get one. I understand that enthusiasts have their own opinion and decide out of feel.
The workers are there and there is a legacy in this knife. It is a Swiss product!