Size

It is not always the case that bigger knives are the key but for sure size matters in the outdoors.  Basically as I see it is correct because a large saw can cut thicker branches. A large blade can cut more material. Basically a large knife is faster and more comfortable. It saves time and it is for sure a better outdoors tool! It depends on the personal philosophy and use. SAKs are outdoors products for sure. It is a knife designed in the Swiss Army Knife tradition. It is all good.

Size also matters sometimes in the ability to take more force. One should always remember that wrong use and too much force will damage any knife.

Take the time to read my pages under New Rangers.

06.11.2015

I can add that the extra size is helpful on Polypores too. The 130mm category is preferred by Hunters of animals because of the quality, correct size and comfort.

15.01.2021 Size matters

Victorinox RangerGrip with amplified lock.

It is not only Wenger that had or have the Philosophy that size matters. You could see it very clear when they redesigned the old rangers for the future. It is very true that size matters but this depends on what obstacles or tasks you do. You can see this with the Victorinox 111mm liner-lock category how they made knives for professional services. When Wenger made the New Rangers they made a beautiful knife with large functions that could do things in the outdoors that few other SAKs could do. When Victorinox redesigned the New Rangers further they made some cosmetic changes and some changes for the functionality. They also amplified the locking mechanism.  This is probably done to be able to have the same abilities as the 111mm liner-lock type. To me it fits into this sphere. While you still have the same wonderful function by pressing the emblem to fold the blade in. I learned very much from the Victorinox 111mm categories. I also learned a lot from using a Wenger New Ranger for several years and it is still going strong. I could not find any negative factors on it. That size matters is very true and it is not for show when the Swiss makes a stronger design. The quality development of both Wenger and Victorinox combined is really something good.

 

Wenger large foldable spring loaded pliers. Victorinox continued this!
Victorinox continuation of Wenger functions with large size!

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It is only natural how size matters so this means it is about picking the best tools. Here you can see 91mm CyberTool with bits made for smaller tasks. It will do a better job than larger tools on computers and electronics while the larger functions and tools would perform far better for other tasks.

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Wine Master Delemont

On the 130mm category because you have larger functions you can see that some functions and designs are extra solid made. In general the complete construction and design follow.

Another Example on larger 130mm models is the Wine Master. This is a large tool with very good abilities.

It is so if you need smaller SAKs for harder tasks then it must have materials and dimensions on the construction with functions accordingly. The Wenger Titanium SAKs are examples on this.

20:21 Good Luck!

There are many languages with knives and if you are deep into SAKs then you probaby could speak most of them.  Sometimes it is so that the comfort with a larger handle makes it safer. For example the Wine Master would not necessarily open a wine cork faster. It got much more control and comfort and the large quality locking knife blade can do many chores. Around 1990 Wenger introduced the 120mm which in many ways got the abilities of the later Wenger redesign for 130mm. But not as complete and the full picture developed when the very nice models arrived time and time again with a much more complete philosophy.

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23.04 | 10:04

Hi, thank you very much for question. There are some on ebay, the prices are high. I recommend groups on Facebook, from time to time they are there. BR

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23.04 | 09:36

https://www.sakhome.com/304372150

Where may I buy the above knife (old Wenger)? Thanks for your help.

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29.03 | 00:28

Hi, thank you very much for message. Yes please send pictures to TrondSAK@SAKhome.com. Best Regards Trond

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28.03 | 21:58

I have one with the capital V on Victorinox (1987), but the spring mentioned isn't there, and the date suggested is pre 1986.

Can I send some pictures to you?

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