Wenger introduced a wide variety of 120mm NewRanger knives in 2007. Evo contoured grip panels and a push-button lock release distinguish them from the previous Ranger series. Most exciting of all, an elegent folding plier mechanism (and folding scissor on some models) was developed which gave the NewRangers the ability to compete with full sized plier-type multitools from other makers.
Model 75 Handyman
Model 74 Handyman
Model 73 Electrician
Model 70 Handyman
Juice Vs. NewRanger maximum opening
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.
- Plain edge knife blade with drop point profile. WENGER is stamped near the base. Overall length is 3-3/4" (95mm)
- Combination cap lifter/medium flathead screwdriver. Note that screwdriver uses Wenger's patented pressure-locking feature.
- Can opener
- 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 = 1-1/8" (30mm)
- Weight = 7.7 oz (219g)
- Model 74 Handyman - same as Model 75, except phillips screwdriver has been replaced with a corkscrew.
- Model 73 Electrician - same as Model 75, except can opener has been replaced with short hawksbill knife blade.
- Model 70 Handyman - the awl blade has been removed completely, and a large saw blade has replaced the can opener and combination tool
- The 2008 Patrouille de Glaciers knife is a special variant, the NewRanger Touring 174.
- The NewRanger plier knives share many similarities to the Wenger Alinghi knives.
- The NewRanger plier knives share many similarities to the NewRanger scissor knives.
- NewRanger Comparison Matrix - at SAKWiki