recent New Ranger line is created for specific use
(e.g. for hunters, fishermen, walkers, handymen,...)
one of which is the Alinghi knive.
This special-edition sailors
knife has been developed in conjunction with Alinghi,
the Swiss yachting team that won the 32nd America`s
Cup. Wenger designers have reworked the geometry of
the blade to achieve greater resistance. Given its
intended use in a salty environment, the knife has
been subjected to stringent anti-corrosion tests performed
by Empa, the Swiss national materials testing lab.
The intermediate plates made of aluminium have been
treated with new anti-corrosive agents.
|The Wenger: Alinghi
Ranger comes with:
||- A main serrated blade providing
greater effectiveness. The end features a standard
cutting edge. The blade has a safety lock. Once
opened, it locks to lie flush with the handle,
and can be released by pressing on the Swiss cross.
Yachting use: in case of emergency, a yachtsman
can sever cordage immediately. Single-hand opening
When circumstances require, the yachtsman can
open the knife with a single hand thanks to the
opening mechanism located at the base of the blade
a shark's fin.
||- Shackle opener. Used to open
shackles (type of hook with a pin).
||- Marlin spike. Used for splicing
(joining two ropes by interlacing their strands).
||- Universal pliers, 100% flexible,
with pointed ends A jack of all trades. The serrated
edges make it possible to pick up small items.
The largest teeth can be used as nut wrench. A
wire-cutter is included at the base of the pliers.
The pointed ends can also be used to slacken cordage.
||- Three screwdrivers. Two self-locking,
flat screwdrivers, one Wenger patent and one cruciform
||- Texture of the handle. Ribbed
with a criss-cross structure at the front and
a wingwalk structure at the rear ensuring a really
good grip. The contours of the handle have been
enhanced to improve their ergonomics.
||- A cap lifter.
||- Logo: Swiss cross.
Also used as a button to release the blade.
||- Length Open: 220mm
||- Length Closed: 120mm
Wenger, founded in 1893, is located in Delémont
in the Swiss Jura region. The majority of its 200
employees are residents of the area, which is also
home to various high-precision industries (watchmaking,
machine tools, microtechnology, microelectronics...).
It is therefore not surprising that the taste for
innovation, precision and expert craftsmanship, as
typical local values, inspire the companys own
industrial culture. Just as WENGER originally gave
the Swiss knife its main functions and current shape
with flat sides with which it is so
well known today, so now we have sculpted the shape
that it will have tomorrow.