Model no. 8237, referred to as the "camping knife", first appeared in the 1969 Victorinox catalogue. It was one of the flagships of the Elinox line. The special feature of the 8237 model was the hooked blade and a serrated large cutting blade.
Another characteristic of model no. 8237 was an inlay made of nickel silver/stainless steel with the word "camping", a picture of a tent and an underscore. This particular logo was also used on other pocket knife models.
Victorinox produced this model in the 1960s and 1970s. Victorinox then stopped production.
The first models of no. 8237 had a bracket, which disappeared a short time later and was replaced by the key ring.
The number 8 in the model number stands for the special tool configuration, which is basically a model No.237, with certain adjustments (hook blade instead of small cutting blade; serrated large cutting blade instead of smooth cutting blade).
In addition to a large serrated cutting blade, the can opener and the screwdriver as well as the corkscrew and the awl, the model no. 8237 also had a saw and a hook blade on the back, which replaced the small cutting blade. Model No. 8237 was only available with a bracket/key ring and toothpick/tweezers.
Big cutting blade: 2.7 mm; small hook blade: 1.7 mm; saw: 1.7 mm; Screwdriver: 2.0mm; Can opener: 2.0 mm; Corkscrew: 2.8mm; Awl: 2.0 mm
Model no. 8237 is a 3-layer pocket knife. The upper layer consists of the can opener and the screwdriver as well as the awl on the back. The middle tier consists of the saw, and the lower tier consists of the hooked blade and the large cutting blade as well as the corkscrew on the back. The foot rivet fixes the hooked blade, saw and screwdriver as well as the bracket, the center rivet fixes the awl and corkscrew. The later key ring is attached to the intermediate layer.
Victorinox used as scale material Cellidor red.
The circuit boards are made of aluminum, the intermediate layer is made of nickel silver.
Trade names: camping knives, picnickers