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.


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!


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.


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.

23.07.2021 Boatsman

Today I have a large and special 130mm made for the sea and waters. I have had my eye on one of these for a good time now. The Victorinox Boatsman got some important factors involved that is educating. It cost some good money but I do not regret it.

Most of you already know this 130mm to come from the former Wenger Company and Ranger construction. Here we have the Victorinox Delemont model to check out. The first thing I would like to mention is the corrosion resistance because I do not have any 100% information at all on this besides the regular Victorinox information. Typically knives made to be used in saltwater environments got some extra protection. I wish I had some extra information here for you but perhaps some will arrive from collectors, users and or maybe Company. Perhaps there is some information I missed. It looks like the dividers got a special tint to them and the bits are blackened. I am very sure it a good stainless steel and very good components on this tool like they always have.


There is no need to go into too many details on the functions you find on the Boatsman because this is already easy to find some about on the web. Everything on this 130mm is very nicely done. It is almost impossible to compare this to a regular MultiTool. I like to call these specialized for specific tasks. SAKs got the ability to fit many things around it at the same time too. You have functions that could be used for almost anything placed in this package. When it is about knives for sailors and such then this is a very interesting one. This 130mm is going in my collection but for sure I would not hesitate to bring it along on a larger boat. I always find it extra educating to see the mind and philosophy involved in making such SAKs.

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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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