Wenger 130mm

Wenger 130mm Page Graphic 1 The Wenger 130mm Ranger Series of knives were the largest Swiss Army Knives manufactured. Introduced in 2007 and based on the earlier 120mm Ranger Series, the series introduced some new tools such as the folding pliers, and the bit-driver in the handle. It provided a number of large knives that were designed to be well suited to outdoor living and adventures.
All the models feature a robust and secure liner locking main-blade, with an easy to operate push-button release under the Wenger logo. The handles are contoured, and provide different retention, as well as color options.

The series was previously classified as a 120mm frame size, and known as the New Ranger series, however these knives have a nominal size closer to 130mm in length.
SAKWiki started using the 130mm classification in 2012, after Wenger and Victorinox started using 130mm in some documentation. This also simplifies the complicated classification of Wenger models! In 2013 SAKWiki stopped using the term ‘New Ranger - and now simply refers to these models as Rangers and/or 130mm Rangers, although the name still appears in some pages.

For an overview of the model and tool configurations see the Tool to Model Matrix.

Since the merging of the Victorinox and Wenger product lines in 2014 - all of these models are withdrawn, however some are still available as Victorinox Delémonts.

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Wenger 130mm Numbering

Unfortunately, Wenger gave different model names/numbers (as opposed to a suffix, for example) for slight variations in the Ranger Swiss Army Knife configurations, resulting in the plethora of model names below, which can be very confusing for the user. Whilst technically every model is different, in practice, only a few factors make the difference between the various models. These being:

  • Whether or not the SAK has a Phillips or Corkscrew - eg Model 55 vs 56
  • The blade type – eg Plain edged, One-handed opening, Serrated, One-handed opening/serrated - eg Models 55, 79, 155, 179
  • Whether the model is available with Rangergrip scales

And significantly:

  • The additional layers/tools on the SAK, in addition to the blade and openers, such as the wood saw, file, pliers, scissors, marlin spike, gutting blade

Of the 75 or so models listed below, if the first three items above did not determine a new model number - There would only be about 20 model numbers!

The Wiki user is advised to check the model and tool configuration matrix mentioned above and/or the layer breakdowns in the links above and right and, of course, the individual model pages, to view the differences between the models. See also the notes on numbering conventions below.

The list below indicates whether, or not, a specific model number is a variation on, or alternate name for, another model number.

Models with Names

Manufacturer's  photo
71 Gardener

Standard Ranger Models

Wenger Ranger 57
58 Hunter

RangerGrip Models

New for 2009, the RangerGrip series.
RangerGrip 78

The RangerGrip series was introduced in the Spring of 2009, after being shown at the SHOT Show a few months earlier. They added rubber grip scale options to popular tool configurations in the 130mm Ranger series. Also a few models were added that were only available with ‘RangerGrip’ scales.

RangerWood Models

130mm Numbering Conventions

The Wiki user should also be aware that there seems to be no logic  in the numbering of the Wenger Ranger models!   ;-)
A larger number sometimes indicates a larger (wider) knife, but sometimes a smaller one, and sometimes the same width!!
The 52/53, 55/56 and 57/58 model pairs have the same tool configuration, and adding one to the model number indicates switching from corkscrew to Phillips, yet for the 60/61, 74/75, 78/79 the convention is reversed.
The number 7 seems to indicate the presence of a one-handed blade (78,79,178,179), yet elsewhere it seems to indicate pliers (73,74,75, 176,177).
One convention that does seem to hold true, is if the first digit is 1, in a three-digit model number, then there is a serrated blade!

Created by ICanFixThat. Last Modification: Monday 08 of January, 2018 11:54:53 CET by Huntsman.

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