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"KNIVES again" 31.07.2019

It is a rainy day outside so it is perfect to write and show a few knives and perhaps i will go into one of them. Well not perhaps, I will!

I like taking pictures and dwell on many aspects of knives and especially SAKs and Swiss knives. I promised some time ago that I will show a few knives besides the regular Swiss atmosphere. The sheath knife is interesting and it is a knife I received a week ago in very nice condition. It is like new and I must say this knife is cool… This is made by Brusletto and got the Lillehammer 94 designation about the Olympics back then. It got a thick blade with bolster and wood handle. Nicely made everything and I do like when a mini knife is sturdy like this.

The bullet knife I found at a market a good number of months ago and it is well made with parts from a real bullet casing. It can actually cut too and that is really cool.

You can also see a Swiza D05 in black placed on the pictures and two regular SAKs. Maybe regular is not the case because both are advertising knives. The Victorinox got the SIG Company logo on the blade. This is an 84mm category Victorinox that I have shown on the internet before so no point of writing about it again.

Swiza D05, 84mm Victorinox 0.3602 with SIG Advertising, bullet knife, Brusletto fixed scandi mini knife and Wenger 85mm SAK for the Sandoz Company

So to the knife that I would like to write some about and that is the 85mm Wenger with advertising for the SANDOZ Company and everything about this knife, tang stamp, scale color and functions direct me at around 1980. The advertising is embossed into the scale. No toothpick or tweezers or key ring of any type. The emblem is not the budget line so I would believe this is a Wenger advertising line type.

I cleaned it, sharpened and put some oil on the friction points. It is in useable condition and actually the functions do not look to be used hard. It is in fair condition and if I direct my head and eyes away from the handle scales with scratches it is satisfactory. It could be strong words because it is very normal to find some scratches and wear on the scales on a SAK that’s been used over a good time. It is fair. The SANDOZ Company you can find much information on by using the internet button. From what I found so far it is a Swiss Company into pharmaceuticals and several other things in history. So that is nice in deed.

The selection of functions on this 85mm Wenger knife made Approx. 1980 is nice and you probably know about the Viking model that is the closest I know for this. That particular model had models with or without the scale functions and key ring. That said because this is an advertising knife it most likely just had a number.

Thick blade............

14:27 continues................................

Here you can see the Advertising a bit better and Wenger as a Company that made knives for the profiling and advertising markets. I could not tell 100% if this embossing was done by them. What I can say is that it is very likely so. I hope you got some time today because I am not done yet. I will a couple updates for this article following my rambling instructions.  Since I showed the bullet knife it is best to follow up with some markings on it and perhaps you could tell me the year and what country made the casing? It is probably not made to be shot with the knife………….🙂


Beautiful Wenger 85mm advertising SAK With extra quality....... 15:00 They could not tell me what year exactly this logo came to be. We know that adertising SAKs do not follow the regular time evolution either so it is a puzzle. Will sort it out in time.

You never now, the bullet knife could be directed by laws and regulations for concealed knife carry! Lol, just joking.  What I am about to show you next is a beautiful Wenger 85mm advertising SAK in lovely condition. Wenger was a Company in history that made many types of advertising knives just like you find on Victorinox products. Different colors, inlays and printing just to mention some and this SAK is one of my favorites so far. It is no point of showing the functions because they are perfect. This 85mm wenger knife is an example on extra quality knife & advertising. Everything about the SAK itself is early 1990s (1991-1994). Munkholm is a product launched in 1991 for alcohol free beer

I contacted the maker and in a short time I received an answer. I tried to find the year of the particular logo used on the scale because it had both old and new design features I thought. I could not make out exactly what year. They mentioned that this type of logo was used at the millennium 2000, they had a few types of profiling and that this type is close to the 1991 type. I remember seeing this logo myself so I will continue searching to see what I will find in time. I am very grateful for the swift reply from the maker.

17:20 I wish you all a very nice day and coming knife-days!

01.08.2019 MINIATURES.......


I usually have like you know a rather high standard for the condition on the knives I want to collect. Sometimes I can find it fun to get a SAK with broken blades to re-profile it which I have done a few times. If a SAK can be used for knowledge then it does not matter that it is in so nice condition. I let it slide a bit sometimes with scratched scales to some degree. The advantage with SAKs is that you can replace the scales…..Sometimes I collect for fun some knives from the world that is just plain and simple fun and interesting. On the picture you can see a very nice condition 58mm Victorinox with SIG embossed advertising. You can see some miniature knives as well in different shapes. The condition on them varies.



19:22 Functional miniaturization


To keep the text at a minimum about functionality

My impression on miniature knives from the world is that the line between functionality and the size is not always taken into consideration. It is plain and simple just made to be very small and in theory could do some cutting. The 58mm Classic category is to me the perfect example on functional miniaturization. Everything about them is directed at functional quality that is nice to look at as well.



To complete this page and article I can inform that the two fixed blades about the 1994 winter Olympics: Håkon and Kristin by Brusletto, the large is Håkon. This knife I have had for well over 20 years and it is in top condition.



One last thing i must mention about my hobby and research:

I have what is called an opposite interest regarding knives. By this I mean I have the completely opposite mindset on violence with knives and philosophies. I only look on how a knife can save or be useful as a tool and never anything for violence..

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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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