Model No.245 is a model No.235 with an additional long nail file on the back. That's what the 4 in the model number stands for. Model No. 245 was developed by Victorinox in the late 1940s. It appears for the first time in a catalog from around 1946. The first models No. 245 still had the can opener model 1946, which was replaced by a newer model around 1952. Model No.245 was offered with a toothpick/tweezers and an optional bail.
Victorinox made model No.245 until around 2000, when the long nail file was discontinued. Both models, the number 235 and the number 245, were each designated and offered as " Climbers ". In the older catalogs, these two models are still clearly differentiated and delimited from each other.
In addition to a small and a large cutting blade, the can opener and the screwdriver, the corkscrew and the awl, model no. 245 also had scissors and the long nail file on the back. Model No. 245 was only available with a toothpick/tweezers and optionally with a clip/key ring.
Big cutting blade: 2.7 mm; small cutting blade: 1.7 mm; Scissors: 2.5mm; Screwdriver: 2.0mm; Can opener: 2.0 mm; Corkscrew: 2.7mm; Awl: 2.0 mm; long nail file: 2.5 mm
Model no. 245 is a 3-layer pocket knife. The upper layer consists of the can opener, the screwdriver and an awl on the back The middle layer consists of the scissors and long nail file on the back, the lower layer of the small and the large cutting blade and a corkscrew on the back. The foot rivet holds the small cutting blade and screwdriver as well as the optional bracket, the center rivet holds the awl and corkscrew. The long nail file is fixed with a pin located between the two middle boards.
Victorinox made model no. 245 with scales made of red Cellidor or horn.
The intermediate layer is made of German silver, the liners are made of aluminium.
Trade name: Climber