Wenger Locking Blade

The larger 111mm (4 1/2") Swiss Army knives from Wenger include a hefty locking blade that is about 3 1/4" long (79 mm).
The large locking blade is thicker, longer and deeper than the large blade on the standard-sized knives. It includes a positive locking mechanism so the knife won't move, no matter which way you push it.

Swiss Army Locking Blade

Uses: There are two different locking mechanisms used on the large, Wenger lockblade knives:

  • Older models have a sliding latch on the back. Slide the latch away from the blade, to release it.
  • Newer models have a metal strip parallel to the blade, which locks it in place when open. To release the blade, push the locking lever to the side, then pull the blade closed. It will snap shut, so watch your fingers!
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Similar Tools:
  • A few 111mm Wenger models come with a similar serrated locking blade.
  • A few other 111mm "one hand" Wenger knives have a slightly different one-hand locking blade, with a hole that helps open the blade, and a partly serrated edge.
  • Some Victorinox Swiss Army knives also include a large locking blade with a slightly different locking mechanism.
  • Almost all large Leatherman tools have some type of blade lock on their large blade.