Question -- Wegner Jr. (Sal ?)

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Guyon, Apr 19, 2000.

  1. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    Okay, nobody noticed my question when the subject heading was just "Wegner Jr." I'll see how this post fares.

    Way back in September of last year, Sal said in a post about the Wegner Jr. "if Tim decides to carry it as an exclusive, we'll probably go to VG10." In the same thread, Tim himself responded, " I am leaning on having Spydie do an improved exclusive run of C49's. Will keep you posted!"

    Is this great knife in VG-10 any closer to being a reality? Any chances of prototypes at this year's Blade Show?

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  2. shootist16

    shootist16 knife law moderator Moderator

    Dec 25, 1998
    I wonder if that idea was replaced with the mouskinna? Smaller than the Wegner jr though. I will miss the Wegner jr for sure. One of Spyderco's best knives to date. Wasn't there also talk of improving the full size Wegner? Maybe VG-10 and the compression lock?

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  3. Hoodoo


    Aug 18, 1999
    I'm also interested in this. I love the Wenger Jr and any changes, new models etc, I would be interested in. The mouskinna is kinda cool but it's no replacement for the Wegner Jr.


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  4. DL


    May 15, 1999
    I'm interested too. It's a great little knife, too bad the sales were not enough to keep it in production. I seem to recall that Tim Wenger was interested in buying up Spyderco's remaining stock but have the opening hole enlarged, did that happen?
  5. Roger Blake

    Roger Blake

    Oct 11, 1998
    I like the Wegner Jr. too. If it does go into production again I would like to see the hole enlarged. That and the steel are the only improvements I can see.

    Roger Blake
  6. jeffj


    Apr 8, 1999
    I'll have to throw my vote in also for the VG10 Wegner Jr. I would really like to see this. (I own 1 Wegner and 4 Wegner Jr. is that a vote or what?)

  7. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    Just getting this post back to the top so Sal might see it.
  8. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    The possibility of a small Wegner run with changes will depend on Tim. My guess is that he'll wait until he sees "Mouse Knife" results.

    Keep in mind also that a Wegner Jr with a larger hole looks very much like the Pro-Grips. New tooling would be required and a minmum run would be 1,200 pieces. Quite an investment. Tim's call.

  9. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Good point. I have considered the Pro-Grip (and the Pro-Venator) several times, considering the steel that is in them seems pretty fine. But, I just can't get over that partial serration. Just a personal problem, ya know. [​IMG]

  10. Roger Blake

    Roger Blake

    Oct 11, 1998
    The Pro-Grip is a lockback not a linerlock and this makes a big difference in the action of the knife. Also the handle and the blade materials are not as good either. I addmit to not having had a Pro-Grip but only making the observation based on looking at them.

    Roger Blake

    [This message has been edited by beam (edited 05-01-2000).]
  11. Champion


    Apr 29, 2000
    Sal, make that 1197 pieces. I'll take three.

    The Pro-grips just don't cut it [​IMG], with the lockback and partial serrations. Now, give us a Pro-grip with a good strong liner lock, and a plain edge, and we may just forget about another Wegner Jr.

    Naw, we won't. Wegner Jr. is what we need/want/hunger for! [​IMG]

    Champions make improvements as fast as losers make excuses.

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