Model no. 286 was made a little later than models no. 284 and no. 285. It is shown in the 1932 catalogue, along with all the similar models no. 287 – no. 295. Victorinox probably developed it in the late 1920s Years.
Together with model no. 285, it was the most popular and best-selling model of this series. During the approximately 20 years of production, model no. 286 underwent only minor changes. The blades were always made of carbon steel and the shape remained the same. The same blade shapes are still being produced (in a slightly different size) and used in gardening. On the one hand, this suggests that there is still demand, and on the other hand that these special blade shapes have met a specific need well and consistently.
The difference to models no. 285 and no. 287 was the second cutting blade. Model no. 286 had a straight cutting edge with a pointed tip.
Model No. 286 had two cutting blades and a debarker.
cutting blades: 2.5 mm; Bark remover: 1.6 – 1.8 mm
Model no. 286 is a 2-layer pocket knife. The upper layer consists of a cutting blade and the bark remover, the lower layer consists of the second cutting blade. The head rivet fixed the cutting blades, the foot rivet the bark remover and the intermediate layers.
Horn and fiber were used as the scale material.
The liners were either made of brass or steel, the intermediate layers and the rivets were always made of brass.
Trade names: grafting knife, garden knife