Wenger Highlander The Wenger Highlander model is two-layer Swiss Army Knife with the classic tool configuration found on the Commander model, except the corkscrew has been replaced by a Phillips screwdriver.

Name Disambiguation:
The Highlander name was also used for at least one other three-layer model that adds a choke-tool see image below.

This basic tool configuration was also know by different names, depending on time, minor features and possibly market - (see Identifiers and Related Models below) . eg A very similar model, the Dayhiker, features a locking blade (see #Variations), and the more recent Evolution 11 has the same basic tools with ergonomic handles.

Discontinued models.

Layer Tools

Wenger Highlander, Choke Tool
Wenger Highlander with the Choke Tool

Back-Layer Tools


Red synthetic scales are standard. The Highlander was available in a variety of solid and translucent colours and camouflage patterns - See Variations and Identifiers below.


  1. With a serrated main blade.
  2. Camouflage scaled versions with low-reflectance grey anodized or coated tools.
  3. With toothpick and tweezers - Model 1.11.03 later listed as the Classic 11
  4. Shotgun Choke tool - a third layer is added - Maybe has a different model name:
  5. The Dayhiker was a special model made exclusively for the US outdoor equipment company Eddie Bauer, and features a locking main-blade, toothpick and tweezers.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 85mm


  • 1.11.03: Standard scales with toothpick and tweezers (16979)
  • 1.11.09: Standard scales with toothpick and tweezers listed as Classic 11
  • Standard scales with toothpick and tweezers listed as Classic 11 (later format model number)

US Model Numbers: Also in brackets above

Related Models

  • Evolution 11 - A later model; adds the toothpick and tweezers; features Evolution scales
  • Trailblazer - Another model with the same tool configuration
  • Apprentice - Removes the back side tools
  • Commander - A corkscrew replaces the Phillips screwdriver
  • Canyon - A 1.65" small blade replaces the nail-file/cleaner
  • Classic 16 - Adds the scissors, toothpick and tweezers
  • Evolution 16 - Adds the scissors, toothpick, tweezers; features Evolution scales


  • Globetrotter- The equivalent SwissBuck model, with toothpick and tweezers


  • Tinker - A similar Victorinox model
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