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Vixtorinox or Wenger?

Sep 20, 2000
I've got an itch to buy another Swiss Army knife. I was inclined toward the Victorinox CyberTool, since I work as a Web programmer and use a computer every day. Then I heard about the Wenger "Computer Wiz." I found an image of one, but it just doesn't look as cool as the CyberTool. I'm still leaning heavily toward the CyberTool, but does anyone have a opinion on the Wenger line of Swiss Army knives?
I own about 5 Wengers, compared to a whole thundering herd of Victorinoxes.

I prefer the look and feel of Victorinox, but Wenger also makes a very good knife, just not quite as good as Vic.

One thing I notice on the standard Wenger models is the protuberance holding the key ring is a bit too priminent, and may cause more pocket wear than the equivalent Victorinox models.

The standard-sized Wenger models are about 1/4" shorter than the standard V-nox. V-nox's can opener is superior, and the large knife blades seem a bit sturdier than on the Wengers. Both Wenger and V-nox's blades take a good edge and cut very well. V-nox has better finish on their blades. The V-nox scissors might have a weaker spring, but are better at precise cutting than Wenger's. And generally V-nox knives walk and talk (snap open and shut) stronger than Wenger.

I like some Wenger models (I've been looking for their version of the Soldier because it has a bale loop not present on the V-nox version I own). However, I consider myself a Victorinox man.
Thanks, James Y. What you say basically mirrors things I've read elsewhere. By the way, do you have any opinions on the Victorinox CyberTool?
I think James put it really well. I carry one of the larger Wengers because it has exactly the right tools I need. However, the other day I was opening a can of snacks in the woods and I was wishing I had the Vic can opener.


I get some pleasure from finding a relentlessly peaceful use for a combative looking knife.
Unfortunately, I cannot comment on the Cybertool as I haven't handled one. However, in my opinion, I'm sure you couldn't go wrong with it, for one because it's a Victorinox.
Although I have seen the Cybertool in a knife shop before. I have not seen the Wenger Computer Whiz, so I cannot make a comparison, and in general Victorinox knives are easier to find in stores. Your best bet may be to go to a specialty cutlery shop and see if you can handle a Cybertool. Hopefully someone who owns one will respond better for you here.
I have both.

One of my first knives ever was a Vnox, and I carry a Vnox Swiss Tool religiously.

Though, one of my favorites is the Wegner Cadet/Soldier??? I like the aluminum handles and the bail.

So, I don't think you would go wrong with either, but, it seems most are more familiar with Vnox, and that has certainly been my experience.

Thank you,
Marion David Poff aka Eye, Cd'A ID, USA mdpoff@hotmail.com

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