Victorinox developed model no. 237 around or shortly before 1900. It is still produced today and therefore has a very long hihistory and tradition behind it. It differs from the basic model, the No. 234, with an additional saw. This model went through many changes.
Around 1960, model no. 237 belonged to the Elinox line. Parallel to the Elinox model, the somewhat simpler version, model no. 237 was produced in the higher-quality Victoria line, with scales made of staghorn or mother-of-pearl, among other things.
The saw - like other tools - went through many developments, even if the form and function remained unchanged overall.
Model No.237 had a small and large cutting blade, a can opener, a screwdriver, a corkscrew and an awl on the back, as well as an additional saw. There was the model with the bracket and toothpick/tweezers options.
Big cutting blade: 3.0 mm (later 2.5 – 2.7 mm); small cutting blade: 2.0 mm (later 1.7 mm); Screwdriver: 2.8 mm (later 2.2 mm; even later: 2.0 mm); Can opener: 2.5 mm (later 2.2 mm; even later: 2.0 mm); Awl: 3.0 mm (later 2.3 mm; even later: 2.0 mm); Corkscrew: 3.2 mm (later 2.8 mm; even later: 2.5 mm); Saw: 2.0mm
The lower position is the classic position of many army knives: small and large cutting blade as well as a corkscrew on the back. The upper layer consists of the screwdriver and the can opener as well as the awl on the back. The position in between is occupied by the saw.
In addition to fiber and celluloid/ cellidor, Victorinox also used staghorn, horn, mother-of-pearl, tortoise scale and aluminum as scale material.
Victorinox used aluminium, nickel silver and brass as the liner material for model no. 237, nickel silver, brass or steel for the rivets and brass, nickel silver or aluminum for the intermediate layers.
Trade name: Camper