Victorinox produced model no. A 146 and no. 5146 between the late 1950s and mid-1970s. This model was originally designated with the number A 146 m, with the A standing for automobile or Automesser. The first models still had the old awl on the outside, which was no longer manufactured after 1961. Later the model number 5146 was used.
Typically this model had a nickel silver/stainless steel inlay depicting Saint Christopher in the bowl and was fitted with toothpicks/tweezers.
Model No.5146 had a large cutting blade, can opener, screwdriver, saw, metalsaw/file, scissors, small screwdriver, and on the back an awl, long nail file, and Phillips screwdriver. This model was only available with tweezers/awl.
Big cutting blade: 2.7 mm; narrow screwdriver: 1.6 mm; Scissors: 2.5mm; Metal saw/file: 1.7 mm; saw: 1.7 mm; Screwdriver: 2.0mm; Can opener: 2.0 mm; Phillips screwdriver: 2.8mm; Awl: 2.0 mm; long nail file: 2.5 mm
The model no. 5146 m is a 5-layer pocket knife. The upper layer consists of the can opener, the screwdriver and an awl on the back. The lower layer consists of the narrow screwdriver, the large cutting blade and a Phillips screwdriver on the back. The layers in between make up the scissors with a long nail file on the back, the metalsaw/file and the saw. The latter is fixed to the foot rivet together with the small cutting blade, the metalsaw/metal file and the screwdriver. An awl and a Phillips screwdriver rotate around the center rivet. The long nail file is mounted with a pin between the 3rd and 5th layer boards.
Victorinox only used Cellidor red as the scale material.
The liners are made of aluminium, the intermediate layer is made of nickel silver or aluminium.
Trade names: Cadillac, Luxury Automobile