Victorinox developed model no. 235 k in a similar period to model no. 234, which has existed since 1897. The year 1902 is often given as the date for the additional tools, scissors or saws. However, as there are some old No. 235k models, with the "legally protected" screwdriver and the four rivets visible, the beginning of this model may have been a little earlier.
Model no. 235 k was produced until the 1990s. According to unconfirmed reports, the very expensive punching tool for the 84 mm scissors broke at the time. This dropped all models in 84mm with scissors. To this day, 84 mm scissors are no longer produced, but 91 mm.
In addition to the tools of model no. 234 k (large cutting blade, small cutting blade, screwdriver, can opener, awl and corkscrew), model no. 235 k also had scissors. The model was available with or without a toothpick/tweezers and also with or without a bracket. Model No. 235k did not have a long nail file on the back. This feature defined a pocket knife in its own right, the Model No. 245k.
Big cutting blade: 2.4 – 2.7 mm (later 2.5 mm); small cutting blade: 1.6 mm (later 1.5 mm); Scissors: 2.7 mm (later 2.5 mm); Screwdriver: 2.5 mm (later 2.0 mm); Can opener: 2.5 mm (later 2.0 mm); Corkscrew: 3.2 mm (later 2.6 mm); Awl: 2.5 mm (later 2.0 mm)
The model no. 235 k was a 3-layer pocket knife. The bottom layer consisted of a small cutting blade, screwdriver and corkscrew on the back; the upper layer of large cutting blade, can opener and awl on the back. Between these layers was the scissors in a separate layer, which, like the small cutting blade and the can opener, moved around the base rivet. Four rivets are visible on the first version of model no. 235 k, later the fourth rivet disappeared under the scale.
Originally fiber was used as the scale material, then horn and later predominantly celluloid/ Cellidor red, rarely mother-of-pearl or tortoisescale and staghorn as well as celluloid/ cellidor as mother-of-pearl imitation. The versions with mother-of-pearl or tortoisescale were only available with tools made of stainless steel, while the scales made of horn or celluloid/ cellidor could be chosen between carbon steel and stainless steel (cf. cat. 1937).
The first version had iron rivets and spacers and brass liners. Later, nickel silver was used throughout for all these components and aluminum as the liner material. Both boards and intermediate layers are now made of aluminium.
Trade names: Climber Small