The Alinghi is the flagship of the Wenger NewRanger series. This knife is named after the Swiss America's Cup winner, and is made for boating. The main blade on the Alinghi 176 features one-hand-opening â€” particularly useful on pitching deck where you need your other hand to hold on to the rail! The Alinghi was the first knife from to appear with Wenger's new full-size folding pliers, which put this knife into the multitool category. There is a marlinspike/shackle-opener/ruler, as befits a nautical knife. There also is Wenger's auto-locking screwdriver/bottle-opener, along with a long, 3.5mm screwdriver, an awl, and either a Phillips (Alinghi 176) or a corkscrew (Alinghi 177).
The pliers themselves are spring loaded, powered by the backspring.
The jaws have fine serrations out near the tips and a coarse gripping area in the center. The wire cutter is of the anvil type.
- Combination cap lifter/medium flathead screwdriver. Note that screwdriver uses Wenger's patented pressure-locking feature.
- Long 3.5mm screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver
- Sewing awl with hole
The flathead screwdriver locks open automatically when pressure is applied to it. This is the same patented Wenger mechanism that has been used on their Swiss Army Knife for decades.
- Folded length = 5" (130mm)
- Total length, blade unfolded = 9" (225mm)
- Total length, pliers unfolded = 7" (178mm)
- Thickness = 1-5/16" (33mm)
- Weight = 8.8 oz (249g)
- Alinghi 176 - One-hand-opening, Phillips, no corkscrew.
- Alinghi 176 - Two-hand-opening, no Phillips, corkscrew.
NewRanger plier knives series.
- NewRanger Comparison Matrix "-at SAKWiki"