I still remember the first time my father gave me an old Swiss Army Knife to take on a family camping trip. It was such a great thing to have as a child, as it had so many uses and made me feel grown up to finally have my own. Fast forward 15 years and I still love Swiss Army Knives. There is just something about the metallic red body that lets you know the product will be quality and will help you overcome whatever hazards come your way. When I got the opportunity to try a new Wenger RangerGrip I was immediately excited to see if it lived up to the quality I remembered. Read on for my full review.
The background you should know about Swiss Army knives is that they are primarily made by two companies, Victorinox and Wenger. Both companies have been around for over 100 years, and when the Swiss Army decided to split the contract for their knives in 1908, both companies got a contract and started production. In the recent years, Victorinox has acquired Wenger, but both companies have continued to make great Swiss Army Knives under their respective names.
The first thing you will notice about this knife is the beautiful metal case the knife comes in. It is strong and perfectly holds the knife, much like a case you would see a piece of jewelry come in. This is a great addition to the knife as it is something you will probably want to keep so your knife can stay protected when not in use.
The knife itself is longer than most Swiss Army Knives I have used in the past, with the body at around 5 inches, and the knife blade itself at another 4 inches. The saw is also around 4 inches, allowing both the saw and the knife blade to serve many purposes smaller blades cannot. I found both of these tools to be strong and durable during my tests, and the knife locks into place as well, which is important.
When I locked the knife the first time I was confused as to where the lock release was, but after checking the knife over I realized that the logo was actually a push button that released the knife, a feature I thought was really cool once I realized it was there. The saw itself does not lock into place like the knife does, but it seems very steady when in use.
The other tools included on this knife are as follows.
• One-handed-opening blade with safety lock
• Double-cut wood saw
• Phillips® head screwdriver
• Patented locking screwdriver
• Cap lifter
• Wire stripper
• Can opener
• Awl with sewing eye
• Key ring
All of the tools seemed to be given the same attention to detail as the saw and the blade. They felt strong and seemed to do their individual jobs well. At 5.6 ounces, this knife packs a lot of punch for its small size. It has a lot of great additions to the normal folding knife and the saw itself is well made and helpful. I am happy to see this Swiss Army Knife continue the tradition of quality that I remembered, I would recommend it. Check out the rest of the photos and enter to win one for yourself below.
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