The model no. 235 km was a relatively rare 4-layer pocket knife. The suffix "m" stands for metal saw and file, which were added to the basic model no. 235 k. This metalsaw/file was developed and produced around 1952 and used on various models.
Not too much is known about the hihistory of this model. It is listed in the catalogs under the heading "For technicians". It was probably produced in small numbers by Victorinox until the 1970s. The larger, identical model No.235 m, now known as the Mountaineer, is still in production.
Model No. 235 km had a large and a small cutting blade, a can opener, a screwdriver, scissors and a metalsaw, and on the back an awl and a corkscrew.
The model was only available with a bracket and toothpick/tweezers. For a surcharge of CHF 40, different custom-made products could be ordered, which could explain the presence of models no. 235 km without brackets or without toothpicks/tweezers.
Large cutting blade: 2.5 mm; small cutting blade: 1.6 mm; Can opener: 2.0 mm; Bottle Opener: 2.0mm; Metal saw/file: 1.75 mm; Scissors: 2.5mm; Awl: 2.0 mm; Corkscrew: 2.5mm
Model No. 235 km was a 4-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 were two additional layers, one made with the scissors, the other with the metalsaw/file.
Cellidor red was mainly used as the scale material, sometimes also horn, although this was considered a custom-made product.
The rivets, liners and spacers were initially made of German silver, later the liners were made of aluminium, and even later the spacers were also made of aluminium.
Trade names: Mountaineer Small