This was one of the first landmark models in what was originally known as New Ranger series, featuring both folding pliers and a standard 1/4" bit-driver incorporated into the handles/frame of the knife. These are significant and unique Wenger tools that defined the 130mm Ranger Series.
The folding plier mechanism narrowed the gap between the original multi-tool (ie the Swiss Army Knife!) and the more recent plier-type multitools introduced by other manufacturers.
The New Ranger series of knives feature a locking main blade employing a liner lock mechanism.
- Large Knife Blade with Liner lock
- Folding Pliers
- Cap Lifter with Screwdriver - includes automatic pressure-lock
- Can Opener
The flathead screwdriver features an automatically locking system that locks open when pressure is applied.
Evolution contoured Nylon scales. These are most commonly available in black. Deep checkering is molded into the thumb area on both sides, for increased grip. One side carries the Wenger cross logo, along with WENGER molded into the scales. The cross logo is a push button, which, when depressed, releases the liner lock on the knife blade.
The original version of this model also includes a white printed mountains icon on the top scale which represents 'Touring'.
- In 2008 this model was also the 2008 Patrouille de Glaciers knife official knife.
- A RangerGrip model with yellow & black scales without mountain icon was also produced, 1.077.174.822. This was marketed in Europe as the Handyman Pro.
Packaged with a Nylon belt pouch and two standard 1/4" screwdriver-bits. Initially sold only in Switzerland.
Later versions did not include the mountains icon on the scales.
Length: 130mm (nominal size)
1 77 174 00 02 Wenger: with the mountains icon on the scales
1.077.174.822 Wenger: with yellow & black RangerGrip scales