Model No. 200 R first appears in Victorinox 's 1932 catalogue. This "200 R" designation can be confusing as it may be assumed that it was based on the Model No.200, the Model 08 Soldier's Knife. However, this is not the case. This designation probably came about due to the lack of alternatively available model numbers.
Model No. 200 R is a 2-layer pocket knife with 2 tools, a large cutting blade and a 3-edged reamer. The "R" in the model designation stood for "reamer", such as the "S" in a designation for "saw".
Model no. 200 R up to 1970 is noted in the catalogues. Until then, it was only made of rust-resistant steel. It may only have been produced in very small numbers as it is relatively rare to see. This special 3-edged awl tool only appears on this model. It was used to pierce or enlarge holes during assembly.
The pocket knife No. 200 R model had a large cutting blade and a three-edged awl. The model was not available with an underwire.
Large cutting blade: 3.6 - 3.7 mm; 3-point awl: 3.6 - 3.7 mm
The 200 R model was a 2-layer pocket knife. The lower layer consisted of the large cutting blade, the upper layer of the reamer. Both tools were attached to the head rivet. 2 intermediate layers were mounted with the foot rivet.
Victorinox used red as the scale material for the 200 R Fiber model.
The liners and the rivets were made of steel, the intermediate layer of brass or aluminum.
Trade name: mechanic's knife