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Wenger RangerGrip 88 - Rescue

Wenger RangerGrip 88 (aka RangerGrip 88 Rescue) is a limited 2011 model designed with partnership with the Bulgaria Mountain Rescue Service, and is only available in Eastern Europe. Wenger marketing photo. The Wenger RangerGrip 88 (also know as the RangerGrip 88 Rescue) is the largest model in the New Ranger series and has five tool layers. The rubber insert may have a laser etching with the emblem of the Bulgarian Mountain Rescue Service.
It was only available in Eastern Europe.

Discontinued model.

Layer Tools

Ranger 88 Bit-driver with MRS logo
Ranger 88 Bit-driver with MRS logo

Back Layer Tools

Note: Two reamer/awl tools and no corkscrew/Phillips

Scale Tools

Scales

The scales are orange synthetic with black rubber like inserts for extra grip.
The scales have a ¼" hex shaped hole near the tail end of the knife which forms a standard hex bit-driver built into the frame and scales of the knife.

Variations

Versions sold in Bulgaria contain a special etching in the rubber handle insert for the Bulgarian Mountain Rescue Service.

History

Introduced in 2011.
Developed by Wenger in partnership with Mountain Rescue Service of Bulgaria and sharing some common tools with the Mike Horn Ranger. Reported to be a limited edition in its initial configuration, this might just apply to the MRS Official Version.
The Bulgarian Wenger web site notes that:

This model was developed in cooperation with the Mountain Rescue Service of the Bulgarian Republic, to meet the specific requirements for working in the mountains. A limited collection of 500 pieces and sold only in Bulgaria and two more countries. The knife comes with a canvas case with clip for hanging on the belt or shoulder strap of a backpack.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 130mm
  • Width: 37.5mm - At the widest point
  • Weight: 297g / 368g - With sheath and bits

Identifiers

  • 1.077.088.827: Also for models without the Mountain Rescue Service logo

Related Models

  • RangerGrip 95 - Rescue II - Replaces the cylindrical reamer with a corkscrew
  • RangerGrip 90 - One layer thinner; removes the cap-lifter/screwdriver and awl; replaces the metal file with the shorter version

130mm Ranger Models Comparison

Created by ICanFixThat. Last Modification: Tuesday 01 of March, 2022 12:09:58 CET by Huntsman.

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