Victorinox produced a range of large, solid 1-piece hooked knives for the garden or for agriculture. The first model, no. 298, appears in the 1922 catalogue, models no. 297, no. 299 and no. 300 from 1932. The youngest model is no. 296, which was probably not manufactured by Victorinox until the 1960s. The No.297 model was 110mm long, the No.298 and No.296 models were 122mm each. The two models No. 299 and No. 300 were available in 2 sizes, 110 mm or 122 mm. The models differ not only in size but also in the shape of the blade and handle, which was slightly different in each case. The model no. 300 was the only model with nickel silver bolsters. The changes were minor and particularly affected the scale material used.
The tools of this model series were always made of carbon steel.
The models no. 296 - no. 300 all had 1 hooked blade. There were no options like hangers.
Hook Blade: Model No.296: 2.8 mm; No. 297: 3.0 mm; No.298: 3.0mm; No. 299: 3.0 mm; No.300: 3.0mm.
These models were 1-layer pocket knives. The hook blade was always attached to the head rivet. The other 2 rivets attached the back spring and scale.
Victorinox used various types of wood as the scale material for these models. At the beginning coco was used, later beech or rosewood.
The rivets and liners were made of steel, later made of brass.
Trade names: hook knife, garden knife