Help need to identify my Swiss Army Knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Julie Fearnley, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. Julie Fearnley

    Julie Fearnley

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    Dec 28, 2020
    Bought this early 80’s please could someone identify it and help me find new scales for it. What size scales?
     
  2. Julie Fearnley

    Julie Fearnley

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    Dec 28, 2020
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  3. Thunderpants

    Thunderpants

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    May 21, 2020
    can't see any pictures!
     
  4. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    take a picture, go to postimage.org, upload, click Hotlink for Forums, then paste here.
     
  5. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    if you don't have a camera
    or haven't a clue how to upload
    pictures, all is not lost.
    go get a metric scale ruler
    and measure the length of
    the knife handle scales.
    if its a victorinox brand
    check out the corresponding
    scale size as listed below.
    voilà !
    https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Victorinox+Knife+List
     
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  6. Julie Fearnley

    Julie Fearnley

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    Dec 28, 2020
    thanks
     
  7. Thunderpants

    Thunderpants

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    May 21, 2020
    It's a Wenger something-or-other ... Classic 16?
    https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Wenger+Classic+16
    85mm scales which are tricky to find these days but they are around. Beware, Wenger Evo (or Evolution) scales are the same size but I don't think they will fit. Evo scales are the curvier ones, with scalloped areas supposedly for improved grip.
     
  8. Julie Fearnley

    Julie Fearnley

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    Dec 28, 2020
    what's a wenger? it's defo a swiss army knife.
     
  9. Thunderpants

    Thunderpants

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    May 21, 2020
    Wenger was another Swiss company that provided pocket knives to the Swiss Army, so they were also rightfully considered Swiss Army Knives (and marketed as such in the US, I think.) They were just as good as Victorinox but always a little bit more expensive, and eventually Victorinox bought them. The old factory where Wengers were made is still making pocket knives but they are now Victorinox branded - the last true Wengers were made in 2013 or thereabouts. Any scales you find will date from then.
    I don't think yours is particularly valuable or anything so I wouldn't go crazy trying to find a nice new pair of scales. Yours has a metal insert (where the Swiss shield used to be) and you will not find scales like that new. The new ones should fit but will have the shield painted on.
    Edit - it is possible that the knife is more valuable with the old scales on there.
     
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  10. jmgruber

    jmgruber Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Check out SAK Wiki
     
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  11. Julie Fearnley

    Julie Fearnley

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    Dec 28, 2020

    Thanks

    I bought it in the UK and have used it over many years. Love it!

    Just seen the Blade says Wenger Delemont on it that makes sense now!
     
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  12. Getahl

    Getahl

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    Dec 22, 2007
    Looks like the Traveller, but with Philip's driver instead of corkscrew.
     
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  13. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    I’m gonna say not Victorinox. Possibly Wenger, on account of the scissors, or possibly a no-name. What does the tang say?
     
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  14. Julie Fearnley

    Julie Fearnley

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    Dec 28, 2020
    Says Wenger thanks but didn’t know the model name?
     
  15. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
  16. Julie Fearnley

    Julie Fearnley

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    Dec 28, 2020
    Came with the short chain instead of a small split ring too!!
     
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  17. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    That actually seems to be a Classic 16, but an old one. It has the exact size and tool set, so it is a pretty sure bet.
     

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