Wenger 16190 Microlight Pocket Tool Chest Swiss Army Knife 2.5-Inch
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- knife with 9 implements, 14 "
- 1.75" thin pen blade, stainless steel
- ultra bright flashlight, Micro & mini screwdriver blade, 1.8" springless scissor with serrated self sharpening design
- cap lifter, wire crimper, nail file, nail cleaner, reamer, awl with sewing eye, cuticle pusher, tweezers, key ring
- 1.3 oz.
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Victorinox Midnite Manager
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Wenger Pocket Tool Chest
All three offer a number of tools in a small package, and all have a LED light incorporated.
Let's start with the Victorinox Midnite Manager. This is the most modest of the three. It has the least tools, but as a consequence, it is also the smallest. It is thinner than the two other offerings, and shorter and narrower than the Wenger as well. Each of the four folding tools has a clear, unambiguous purpose. The knife requires no explanation. The scissors are functional, but nowhere near as useful as they are on larger Victorinoxes. The nail file works fine, but is only profiled on one side. The cap lifter/ screwdriver is somewhat of a mixed bag - the cap lifter works with a little difficulty and it's very hard to get a cap off on the first try. The screwdriver is excellent, with a magnetized tip. There is also a wire stripper which I have not used. In the scales, there is a pen, which works well, and an LED light, which provides ample lights for small emergencies - finding a keyhole, connecting computer cables, etc.
Next up is the Victorinox Midnite Minichamp. It has all the same tools the Manager has - and they all work the same - but it adds a wharncliffe knife blade, a ruler/screwdriver, a cuticle pusher, and an orange peeler. These tools are a mixed bag. There is definitely utility in having a second blade - you can use one for messy jobs, and keep the other razor sharp.Read more ›
The microlight on this knife is a 3.5 mm white LED powered by two lithium watch batteries (a common size which is easy to find). The batteries are in a pull-out tray and they are easy to replace. The LED is not just a keyhole-finder: it is powerful enough for finding your footing in the dark. Victorinox's equivalent keychain knives are the Victorinox Midnite Minichamp and Victorinox Midnite Manager. These Victorinox knives have a 3.5 mm white LED powered by a single lithium watch battery. Wenger's Microlight Pocket Tool Chest is 50% brighter. It is as bright as the Victorinox Spartan Lite, a much larger knife which also uses two lithium watch batteries.
I have used all of the knives mentioned above. They are all useful when you have no other light, but only the Wenger and the Spartan Lite are bright enough to to let your clearly see your footing in total darkness in an unfamiliar place.
A few comments on Wenger's tools:
The awl has a needle point and a sewing eye but no edge, so it is not a good reamer.
The scissor blades are serrated and self-sharpening. The scissors spring is more robust than Victorinox's but it is not replaceable.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
good quality considering the price. compact and portable. I liked it while having it.Published 1 month ago by Annie G.
I really do like this pocket knife, the flashlight and tweezers are my favorites along with the bottle opener and scissors.Published 11 months ago by Bobbie Cat
Great size for a keychain, rare long flathead screwdriver. The light is a little too low, but I've got a 1000 lumens cree keychain LED for that. Great gift too. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Daniel Šuhaj
This iteration of the ubiquitous keychain Swiss Army Knife is the handiest I've seen. The scissors are big enough to really work well, and the various screwdriver blades are... Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by J. Gray
I've been buying Wenger pocket-knives for over twenty years and this knife is just as expected, works great. This is my first LED lighted knife. Read morePublished on June 25, 2013 by Amazon Customer
FYI, Wenger was acquired by Victorinox. The plan is to discontinue the Wenger line of knives.
This saddens me greatly as I've been carrying a Wenger Swiss knife since I... Read more