0106 – Wenger Standard Issue (1983)

This is a Wenger Standard Issue (model 1961), which was issued to the soldiers in the Swiss army. This particular one was issued in 1983.

The ’83’ blade stamp means this knife was issued in 1983.


Old style swiss shield logo

The knife has a W-K stamp, which stands for Waffen Kontrol. It means the knife passed the Swiss army quality inspection.

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0087 – Wenger Standard Issue (1954)

This is a fibre handled 100mm Wenger Standard Issue (model 1951). These knives, with minor changes over the years, were issued to the troops of the Swiss army between 1891 and 1961. This one is from 1954.

The ’54’ stamp on the blade means this knife was issued in 1954.

The circular stamp on the handle is the W-K stamp, which means WaffenKontrolle. This means the knife passed the Swiss army quality inspection.

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0084 – Wenger Ranger 06 (Mountaineer)

This is the 120mm Wenger Ranger 06, also called the Mountaineer. It’s the earliest version of the Ranger series, produced from around 1990 until 2007, when it was replaced by the 130mm Ranger series. Distinctive for the 120mm Rangers is the large clip point blade, which is uncommon for Swiss Army Knives. The clip point blades were discontinued on the new 130mm rangers so if you like clip point blades, stockpile some of the old 120mm Rangers!

As you can see the Ranger 06 has a slide lock system to prevent the large blade from accidentally folding.

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0083 – Wenger PocketGrip (SOLD)

This knife is no longer in my collection

This is a red 85mm Wenger PocketGrip. It has non folding pliers, a hex bit driver and bits.

A cartridge holding six hex bits is located under the handle:

These bits go in a bit extender that is on the bottom side of the knife:

The (magnetic) extender holding a bit can be placed in the metal plier casing on the back of the knife, like this:

Apart from the pliers and bit-driver set, the knife also has some of the more common Swiss Army Knife tools:

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0049 – Wenger Standard Issue (1966)

This is a Wenger Standard Issue (model 1961), which was issued to the soldiers in the Swiss army.

The ’66’ blade stamp means this knife was manufactured in 1966.

The knife has a W-K stamp, which stands for Waffen Kontrol. It means the knife passed the Swiss army quality inspection.

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0039 – Wenger Director (SOLD)

This knife is no longer in my collection

The 85mm Director is one of the more remarkable models from Wenger, with its most characteristic tool being a telescoping pointer which can be used during a presentation.

The pointer is about 30 cm when fully extended.

There are only a few models that have this old fashioned telescoping pointer: the Director, the Manager and the Pointer. Wenger also has a model with a laser pointer.

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