The model no. 246 k is very closely related to the model no. 236 k, but was managed and marketed by Victorinox as an independent model. Compared to model no. 236 k, it has an additional, long nail file on the back. This was produced from the late 1940s. Basically, different versions developed from the basic model No. 236 k, from the end of 1940 the model No. 246 k (with long nail file), from around 1950 the models No. 136 k (Phillips Phillips screwdriver) and No. 146 k (Phillips - Phillips screwdriver and long nail file). All four distinct models share the same ancestor, the No.236k model.
The model no. 246 k was produced until the end of the 1960s. It is no longer listed in the 1971 catalog (cf. Kat 1971).
In addition to a small and a large cutting blade, the model no. 246 k had a can opener, a screwdriver, scissors and a saw, an awl, a corkscrew and a long nail file on the back.
Model no. 246 k was available with or without tweezers/toothpicks and with or without a bow.
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); Saw: 1.9 mm (later 1.75 mm); Scissors: 2.5mm; long nail file: 2.5 mm; Awl: 2.2 mm; Corkscrew: 2.7 mm (later 2.5 mm)
The model no. 246 k 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 with the scissors and long nail file on the back, the other with the saw. Basically, model no. 246 k consists of the basic model no. 234 k, but with the additional layers of both model no. 245 k (scissors and long nail file) and model no. 237 k (saw).
Cellidor red was the main material for the scale, but horn and mother-of-pearl were also used.
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: Huntsman Small