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Publication numberUS2124615 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 26, 1938
Filing dateAug 29, 1935
Priority dateAug 29, 1935
Publication numberUS 2124615 A, US 2124615A, US-A-2124615, US2124615 A, US2124615A
InventorsFoltz Wallie
Original AssigneeFoltz Wallie
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2124615 A
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July 26, 1938; w, FOLTZ 2,124,615-

KNIFE Filed Aug. 29, 1935 INVENTOR Arronuzya I H 2,124,615. T

UNITED STATES. PATENT OFFICE Wallie Foltz lt :l waukec, Wis. I Application 0291;322:231 No. 38,348

This invention relates to improvements in and the like, it will be noted that in the present knives. -A knife embodying this invention is device the head ridge II and the ridges l2 and particularly adapted for use as a paring knife or iii are convergent, and it will also be noted that carving knife. the ridge I3 is elongated as compared with ridge 5 It is the object-of the invention to provide a I2 (see Fig. 1). Ther wever, very little 5 knife with a handle having a specific relation to difierence in the height of the ridges or their the blade and provided at a point spaced from projection from the handle proper.

- the blade with a fin at a particular angle and One of the important features of the invention adapted to lie between the forefinger and second consists in the web or fin l5 which is received 1o finger of the user to be grasped between the between the operators forefinger and second forefingers and thereby to enhance the facility finger. This fin extends completely across one with which theoperator may manipulate the side of the handle and is distinctly different from knife. theridges' l2 and I3 in that its projection from In the drawing: v the face of the handle is sufflcient'to, enable it to Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a knife be grasped between the operators first and secll embodying the present invention. 0nd fingers. It is not only of considerable pro- Figure 2 is a view thereof in plan. jection, but it is very thin so that it does not Figure 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of force the fingers materially apart. Like the Fig. 1. ridge I3, it is convergent toward the ridge ll.

' Figure 4 is an end elevation of the handle with The outer margin M of the fin i5 is preferably 2 the blade appearing in section on the line H substantially rectilinear as shown in Fig. 4 and of Fig. 2. one of the corners of the fin which appears at Like parts are designated by the same 'referthe top in Fig. 4 is more gradually rounded than ence characters throughout the several views. the lower corner, the latter bein almost rec- 5 The particular form of the blade will obviously tangular.

require variation to suit the particular use to The a feee 0f the handle is positioned to which the knife is to be put. The knife illusbe enga ed in p lm of h p r h n trated is designed for use as a paring knife havand is preferably free of ridges and is 'convex in ing a blade 5 with a substantially rectilinear cutform and ra her sharply rounded at I! where it ting edge 6 and a curved back I. approaches e ad The particular handle illustrated 1s a m ulded The form and extent of the fin I5 is such that handle, the material of whi h flows integrally it lies .sumciently far between the operators finas shown at 8 through suitable openings progelS 50 that the knife y b grasped y the vided in the shaft 9 of the blade, pressure of these fingers toward each other en- The end of the handle is preferably bevelled tlrely apa from t m nt f t fin rs 35 rather sharply as shown at I0 so that the handle about the handle proper. This fact has been extends materially farther along the back edge found to contribute greatly to the maneuverabill of the blade than it does along the cutting edge ity of such a knife, since it enables the operator 6 thereof. This provides a support at the back freely to S t h s grasp on e handle from'time 40 of the blade for ,the forefinger of the operator to time without dropping or even discontinuing 40 which enables the pressure of the operators his use o t e i e.

forefinger to be'exerted much closer to the point Thus a continuous flexing of the hand is posof engagement of the-blade with the work than slble even during the most rapid use of the knife would otherwise be conveniently possible. an h p r fi s do n c m cramped 4.6 At the opposite end of the handle there is and tired as they do in the use of an' ordinary prefer'ably a head H which tends to confine the knife Which p s for its manipulation n operators hand to the handle. I preferably, r nti n up t sp of t p at fin rs though not necessarily, also provide ridges I2 ti y about e a d and I3 of more or less conventional form at Furthermore, it is found that With high fi points spaced to receive the operators fingers, t 15 tely adjace t the portion of the 50 whereby to improve his grasp on the blade. The handle en a d at 8 y t p a s f refin r ridge l3 lies between the second and third fingers ver th a k o th kn lad a reat firmand the ridge l2 between the third and fourth vness and precision in the use of the knife is fingers of the operator'shand. While such ridges b e. In y ot e ves. attempts have 66 have heretofore been provided on knife handles been madeto limit the movement of the operators hand over the back of the blade by means of some sort of support located at the extreme end of the handle adjacent the blade. In such knives, however, there is not the freedom of manipulation nor the security of support that is provided by fixing the position of the operators hand with a fin located between the first and second fingers "instead of outside of the first finger.

I claim:

1. In a knife, the combination with a blade having a cutting edge and a back edge, of a handle connectedwith said blade and bevelled at its end to extend farther along the back edge handle connected with said blade and bevelled at its end to extend farther along the back edge than along the cutting edge of the blade, all sides of saidhandleconvexly approaching said blade,

together with a fin spaced from the end of said blade for the width of the operator's forefinger and inclined with reference to said handle sufl-' having a cutting edge and a backedge, of a ciently to approach parallelism with the beveled end thereof.

3. The combination with a knife blade having aback and a cutting edge, of a handle connected with said blade and provided with a fin spaced from said blade upon said handle for approximately only the width of the operator's forefinger, said fin projecting laterally from the handle suf-- ficiently to be received between the operator's first and second fingers to facilitate his grip upon the handle in the manipulation of the knife, and said fin being substantially continuous with a rela-. tively thin cross section acrossone side of the handle from that portion of the handle adjacent the back of the blade to that portion of the'handle adjacent the cutting edge thereof,-


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U.S. Classification30/340, D07/652, 16/430, 43/23, 16/DIG.120
International ClassificationA47J17/02
Cooperative ClassificationY10S16/12, A47J17/02
European ClassificationA47J17/02