The Wenger Dynasty series of knives feature black mirror polished metal scales and the Official Swiss Cross surrounded by a heraldic crest. Each is named after a fictional middle ages character or story. These models were originally packaged in a luxury lined box. Each model has a slightly different tool set. The Dynasty Series appears on the first two pages of the 1983 US catalog (Pg.2, Pg. 3). This catalog shows that they were first introduced without names. Some of the models are included in the 1991 Wenger catalog.
Knives in Series
- Galahad - Named after a knight of King Arthur's Round Table who was one of the three achievers of the Holy Grail in the King Arthur legend.
- Gawain - Named after King Arthur's nephew and a Knight of the Round Table.
- Ivanhoe - Named after the Sir Walter Scott novel that brought a romanticized view of the middle ages.
- King Arthur - Named after the legendary British King, the well known figure at the heart of the Arthurian legends. This model has at least 2 variations in the crest.
- Lancelot - Named for Sir Lancelot of the Knights of the Round Table. This model has at least 2 variations in the crest.
- Merlin - Named after the legendary Merlin the magician, this model has the trick of a locking blade which is unusual for such a small knife.
In Europe at least some of these models were sold as the Diplomat, but were the same configuration and used the same luxury gift boxes.
Wenger Article Numbers for the Diplomat models: