swiss pocket knives

No. 313


Like the No.312 model, the No.313 model underwent a major change. The original variant, which first appeared in the Victorinox catalog in 1922, was basically a model no. 307 with an additional saw. The pocket knife described in the catalogs as number 313 from 1932 had very little to do with the original model. The only similarities were the large cutting blade and the screwdriver. The new model also had a can opener, a small cutting blade and a corkscrew on the back. The model was manufactured in this configuration until the mid-1960s.

functional parts

The original Model No. 313 had an additional saw in addition to a large cutting blade, a wide and a narrow screwdriver, an awl and a can opener. The later model No.313 still had the large cutting blade, wide screwdriver and can opener, but an additional narrow cutting blade and corkscrew on the back.

Material thickness (new model)

Big cutting blade: 2.4 – 2.6 mm; Corkscrew: 1.8 - 2.0 mm; Screwdriver: 2.0 – 2.2mm; Can opener: 2.0 – 2.2 mm; small cutting blade: 1.8 mm - 2.0 mm

Structure (new model)

Model no. 313 (late version) is a 3-layer pocket knife. The top layer contains the screwdriver and the can opener, the bottom layer the small cutting blade and the corkscrew on the back. The middle layer consists of the large cutting blade. The head rivet made of nickel silver, together with the 2 jaws, fixes the wide screwdriver as well as the large cutting blade and the small cutting blade; the foot rivet, the can opener, an intermediate layer and the back spring of the lower layer. The middle rivet is used to fix the two scale parts, the two upper back springs and the corkscrew on the back.

scale material

Only red fiber was used as the scale material.


When carbon steel was used, the sinkers and rivets were steel; in the case of tools made of stainless steel, the liners and rivets are made of brass, with the head rivet and the jaws always being made of nickel silver and the intermediate layer made of brass.

Trade names: cadet knife, mechanic's knife

No. 314 - No. 318


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