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Minathor

Wenger Minathor Evo. Pictures by lowtech. The Minathor is an 85mm Wenger Swiss Army Knife which includes a set of Bergeon watchmaker tools, and a number of other tools for horological and micro-technology work.  There is a detachable handle for use with the different Bergeon removable tool bits.  The name, min-at-hor (mini atelier du horloger), means "a small watch factory". The knife was originally available in Daily and Club versions; the Daily versions having standard Cellidor or Evo/EvoGrip scales, and the Club versions having steel scales and custom leather insets with a matching knife pouch. The leather detailing for the Club versions is provided by Schweizer & Schoepf. There are a number of additional tools available from Bergeon that are compatible with the Minathor. The Daily versions have also been labeled the MicroTechnician and the Micro Tool Chest, these names may have also been applied to earlier Wenger models with different tools.

Wenger later produced some small special-runs of additional special handled versions not involving Schweizer & Schoepf that are not officially Club Versions, but can have leather insets in metal handles without a matching pouch. These editions feature different packaging and cases.


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Minathor Club Version
Minathor Club Version
Minathor Tool Illustration
Minathor Tool Illustration
Bergeon parts catalog page. **Page provided by marduk.
Wenger Minathor Evo. Pictures by lowtech.
Wenger Minathor Evo. Pictures by lowtech.

Layer Tools

Back Layer Tools


Scale Tools

  • Oil Pick a.k.a. Toothpick
  • Fine Tweezers  The head of the Tweezers is used to lift tools out of the toolkit.

Scales

Red Cellidor is standard for the base model, but there are several 'Club' knife models with metal and Leather scales. Evo and EvoGrip scales are also available.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 85mm
  • Width: 29.7mm (Club); 33mm (Daily/Evo)
  • Weight: 175g (Club); 137g (Daily/Evo)

Variations

  1. Daily versions often include the split ring attachment, but no keyring is provided.
    • Some Daily versions have been shipped with regular tweezers.
  2. Special Club versions feature metal scales with exotic leather inlays, a custom exotic leather case, and custom packaging. Originally 5 different Club versions each with a unique leather and color were available.
  3. The Small Metal File with screwdriver tip, is known to have 2 variations; a finer grey metal version, and a rougher stainless steel cut version. It maybe that the stainless-steel version is only available on the club knives.
  4. The Toolkit will hold 4 additional tools, not supplied with the knife, or 6 additional tools, if the longer file and reamer tools, which take two positions, are substituted with other tools. Some vendors may custom configure the Bergeon toolkit tools. The standard Wenger Complement Set (6.05.20/98831) includes 1, 1.5 and 2mm straight screwdriver bits, and a 2mm Phillips bit. Some dealers may include these bits, or others, with their version of the Minathor.
  5. EvoWood scaled version is available through specialized dealers. These scales were introduced in 2010.
  6. Blancpain special edition features wooden scales from the EKA Wood Collection. This was a special run produced for the Blancpain watch company, and includes a wooden box case with a sliding cover that included a Bergeon 21/2 magnifier jeweler's loupe. This version does not include the toothpick and tweezers.
  7. Blancpain EvoWood version, a special run for the Blancpain watch company with "Blancpain" laser etched on the top-scale.

History

The Minathor is really a series within the Watchmaker's Knives category. These were made in partnership with Bergeon and Schweizer & Schoepf.

Identifiers

  • Red Cellidor Model: 50 a.k.a Micro Tool Chest
  • 16109 US Model: MicroTechnician or Micro Tool Chest same as 1.550.046.300

  • 1.550.46.300 Wenger AN: Red Evo Model: 50-300 a.k.a Micro Tool Chest
  • 0.000.00.000 Red Evo-Grip Model: 821
  • 0.000.00.000 Yellow Evo-Grip Model: 822

  • 1.551.46.700 Wenger AN: Crocodile (brown/tan) S&S Club Model: 700
  • 1.551.46.701 Wenger AN: Shark (green) S&S Club Model: 701
  • 1.551.46.702 Wenger AN: Lizard (red) S&S Club Model 702
  • 1.551.46.703 Wenger AN: Caribou (blue) S&S Club Model: 703
  • 1.551.46.704 Wenger AN: Calf (tan) S&S Club Model: 704

  • 1.551.46.706 Wenger AN: Calf (black) inset in Stainless Steel scales
  • 1.551.46.707 Wenger AN: Calf (tan) inset in Stainless Steel scales
  • 1.551.46.713 Wenger AN: Cariboo (black) inset in Stainless Steel scales
  • 1.551.46.799 Wenger AN: Metal Stainless Steel scales
  • 1.551.46.814 Wenger AN: Evolution ST scales (black w/red shield)


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