Model no. 236 k was first manufactured by Victorinox around 1900 and was designed as a 3-layer pocket knife. Each 2 tools on the front shared a back spring (scissors and small cutting blade; large cutting blade and saw; can opener and screwdriver). This model underwent all the modifications of the 84 mm army knife. Therefore, there were countless variants, each demonstrating the development of the individual tools. As soon as a new improved tool was developed, it was immediately used in the army knives. In the course of development there were at least five versions of the corkscrew, five versions of the can opener, countless versions of the saw, etc. This resulted in a large number of combinations and appearances of old models No. 236 k.
Model no. 236 k was produced until around the 1970s, after which Victorinox ceased production, while model no. 236 in 91 mm is still available. In the 1971 catalog the model no. 236 k is still included, while this is no longer the case in the 1972 catalog (cf. cat 71/72).
In addition to the tools of model no. 234 k (large cutting blade, small cutting blade, screwdriver, can opener, awl and corkscrew), model no. 236 k also had scissors and a saw. The model was available with or without a toothpick/tweezers and also with or without a bracket. Model No. 236k did not have a long nail file on the back. This feature defined a pocket knife in its own right, the Model No. 246k.
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); Saw: 2.2 mm (later 2.0 mm; even later: 1.75 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. 236 k was a 4-layer pocket knife (originally 3-layer). 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 saw. In principle, model no. 236 k consists of the basic model no. 234 k, but with the additional layers of both model no. 235 k (scissors) and model no. 237 k (saw).
Fiber, aluminum and mother-of-pearl were originally used as the scale material, later horn and mainly celluloid/ Cellidor red, as well as staghorn and tortoisescale.
The first version had iron rivets and spacers and brass liners. Later, nickel silver was used throughout for all these components, as well as aluminum as the liner material. In the meantime, both circuit boards and intermediate layers are made of aluminum.
Trade names: Huntsman Small