Model no. 245 k is closely related to model no. 235 k, but also has a long nail file on the back. This was developed by Victorinox in the late 1940s, specifically during the can opener era from 1946 to 1951 (cf. cat. 1940s). The model no. 245 k disappeared in the 1990s, on the one hand because the 84 mm scissors were no longer produced and on the other hand because the long nail file also disappeared from the range.
The model followed all the changes to the 84 mm officer's knife. The can opener changed its shape, the rivets disappeared under the scale, the external awl was integrated, etc. Since model no. 245 k was only produced for a limited period and in small numbers, it is very popular with collectors. The price difference between model no. 245 k and model no. 235 k was CHF 2.20 in 1952, while the price difference between the small model no. 235 k and the large model no. 235 was only CHF 0.40 (cf. Kat 1952).
In addition to the tools of model no. 234 k (large cutting blade, small cutting blade, screwdriver, can opener, awl and corkscrew), model no. 245 k also had scissors and a long nail file. The model was available with or without a toothpick/tweezers and also with or without a bracket.
Large cutting blade: 2.5 mm; small cutting blade: 1.6 mm; Can opener: 2.2 mm (later 2.0 mm); Bottle opener: 2.2 mm (later 2.0 mm); Scissors: 2.5mm; long nail file: 2.5 mm; Corkscrew: 2.7 mm (later 2.5 mm); Awl: 2.2 mm (later 2.0 mm)
The model no. 245 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, in a separate layer, were the scissors with a long nail file on the back. Compared to the similar model no. 235 k, the scissors do not move around the foot but around the head rivet.
Horn and mainly celluloid/ cellidor red were used as the scale material, rarely mother-of-pearl or staghorn.
In the beginning, liners, spacers and rivets were made of nickel silver. Later, aluminum liners were used, as were the intermediate layers, but nickel silver was still used.
Trade names: Climber Small