Model No. 240 k was a relatively unknown model produced in small numbers by Victorinox. The pocket knife was first produced in the late 1940s/early 1950s. It is not listed at all in certain catalogs (cf. cat. 1952), in others it is referred to as model no. 242 S. The model was produced by Victorinox until the early 1970s and then removed from the range. At the same time, model no. 2231 was developed, which differed from model no. 240 k in having a screwdriver/bottle opener instead of the small cutting blade.
The model no. 240 k had an additional saw in addition to a small and a large cutting blade. The model was available with or without a bail, but never with the toothpick/tweezers combination.
Large cutting blade: 2.5 mm; small cutting blade: 1.75/1.5 mm; saw: 1.7 mm; Rivets: 2.2mm
The model no. 240 k is a 2-layer pocket knife. The structure of the upper layer (large and small cutting blade) corresponds to model no. 242 k. With a later production period, there were also variants with a widening or a constant back spring.
The 2nd layer consists of a saw rotating around the base rivet.
Cellidor red was used as the scale material. There may have been a variant with a horn bowl at the beginning (cf. cat. 1952). No other scale material was used.
The rivets were made of brass, while the spacers and liners were made of brass or German silver. In later models, aluminum was also used as the liner material.