Wenger and its sister company Victorinox are seriously trying to pry $50 out of me in October. This is the new EvoWood 18, and it’s a piece of work. It’s a classic 3.25” knife (closed) with 9-bladed pattern that’s wrapped in hand-fitting, stained walnut.
It features the famous Swiss army saw blade, bottle opener, scissors, and of course a solid drop-pointed straight blade. It’s a looker on a timeless frame that we guess is going to be a nice seller for them, even at the slightly elevated price point.
I’m just hoping Wenger doesn’t put a walnut handle like this on the old Pioneer/soldier style pattern next time. I’ll have to buy five — one to use and four back-ups.
EvoWood 18 [Wenger]