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Publication numberUS2410572 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 5, 1946
Filing dateDec 4, 1944
Priority dateDec 4, 1944
Publication numberUS 2410572 A, US 2410572A, US-A-2410572, US2410572 A, US2410572A
InventorsElchanan Echikson
Original AssigneePioneer Tool Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cutlery
US 2410572 A
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NOV. 1945- l E. ECHIKSION 2,410,572

CUTLERY Filed Dec. 4, 1944 Jill/III 11 INVENTOR.

' awe/Q v ATTORNEY.

Patented Nov. 5, 1946 'CUTLERY Elchanan Echikson, Maplewood, N. .I., assig-rlor to- Pioneer Tool Company, Inc Bloomfield, N. 1.,

a corporation of New Jersey Application December 4, 1944, Serial No. 566,517-

This invention relates to improvements in cut leryand is directed more particularly to improvements in the handle and bolster construction.

The principal objects of the invention are the provision of a novel bolster or ferrule construction in combination with the tan and handle of an article of cutlery. By cutlery is meant all kinds of tools or instruments includinga blade or other working part fromwhich extends a tang that is provided with .a grip or handle.v

The invention will be, described in connection with a scraper but it will be'un'de'rstood that the novel features of the inventionare adapted for broad application and are not to be limited to the form of the invention shown.

In the drawing:

Fig. lis aplan view of a tool orarticle of cutlery embodying the novel features of the invention';

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of, the tool shown in Fig. l;

Fig. 3 is a sectional plan view taken along the upper sideoi' the tang of the tool;

Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view through the handle and bolster of the tool;

Fig. 5 is a sectional elevational view on the line 55 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 6 is asectional view on the line 6-5 of Fig. 2; and

Fig. 7 is a plan view of one form of a handle forming member.

Referring now to the drawing more in detail, the invention will be fully described.

An article of cutlery or tool is shown in the form of a scraper having a blade 2 and a full tang 4 extending rearwardly therefrom. A full tang is to be distinguished from a drive tang which is usually formed for driving into the handle construction. Ordinarily a full tang construction is where the tang is somewhat wider than its jointer with the blade.

A bolster B includes a pair of parts 6 which have side portions 8 that are arranged for interfitting relation as shown in Fig. 6. These parts may be arranged as a male and female member, it being desired that they fit together in some manner just rearwardly of the choil of the tool. The bolster members may be metal stampings, die castings or the like, as may be desired, and the form thereof may be varied within wide limits.

The bolster may be secured to the tang and the scales for forming the handle may be subsequently secured to the handle if desired. As shown in Figs. 3, 4 and 6, the scales are secured to the tang with the bolster parts.

5 Claims. (01. 30344) The handle scales, are represented by ill and are preferably similar. They may be of various materials and have been found to be satisfactory when formed from plastic material. The scales are formed to have side walls t2, theinneredges of which are in contact so that said walls extend around and engage the edges of thetangd thereby to enclose the tang. Forward portions l3" of the scales extend into the bolster and posts i l extendinwardly ofthe scalesto abut the tang 4.

Thebolster andshells areprefera-bly secured to the tang by some form of rivets. These may be of the form that are headedover on-both ends,

but in the form of the. invention being described compression rivets iii are shown. Such'rivets include male and female-parts arranged so-that the male part. is forced into the-female tubular part which grips; the male part; The advantage of the compression rivetis that the female part is expandedto some extent so that it wedges in the hole in the tang. This wedging action and the fact that the edges ofthe tang are-embraced by the handle scales provide a strong rigid structure without liability of relative movement of the components.

In another way. the bolster partsmay besecured bya rivet member integralwith one :of the said; parts-which extends through a holei-nthe other and is headed over as a rivet.

As shown in Fig. 3, the sides of the tang 4 are notched out to receive the side parts of the bolster members. The tang may otherwise be formed to accommodate the bolster members. As previously stated, the handle scales and bolster parts are assembled together and riveted, and to surround the rivets and provide supports for the scales bosses 28 may be provided, as shown. 4

When it is desired to secure the bolster parts to the tang and then apply the scales, this may be accomplished by riveting the bolster to the tang and then insertin the forward portions of the scales into the bolster. A scale 22 for this procedure is shown in Fig. 7. As in the former case, a pair of scales will be similar and the forward portions 24- will be provided with a slot 26 and a recess 28 to facilitate receiving of the rivet and a boss, should there be one by reason of countersinking the rivet heads in the bolster parts.

With such a construction there may be other rivets of any desired form for securing the scales to the tang as with the construction previously described. As will be noted, the bolster members may be of any desired form as may the scales, and either may be made to cooperate with the other to provide the bolster, handle or grip construction.

The tang is completely enclosed so that it is not necessary to finish its marginal edges and the components are constructed and arranged to provide a strong rigid construction.

Various changes and modifications may be made in the form of the invention Without d parting from the spirit and scope of the invention and therefore I prefer to be limited by the following claims rather than the foregoing description.

What I claim is:

1.'The combination with the tang of an article of cutlery of a bolster handle construction come prising in combination, a pair of bolster forming members on the opposite faces of the tang having side walls in contiguous relation at portions of opposite side edges of the tang and upper and lower portions spaced from the tang, a pair of handle forming shell members on opposite faces of the tang having side walls embracing the remainingportions of the side edges of the tang and provided with forward portions extending into spaces between the bolster members and tang, and means securing said tang, bolster and shell members together.

2; The combination with the tang of an article of cutlery of a bolster handle construction comprising in combination, a pair of bolster forming members on the opposite faces of the tang having side walls in contiguous relation at portions of opposite side edges of the tang and upper and lower portions spaced from the tang, a pair of handle forming shell members on opposite faces of the tang having side walls embracing the remaining portions of the side edges of the tang and provided with forward portions extending into spaces between the bolster members and tang, and means securing said tang, bolster and shell members together, said means including rivet means extending through the shank and shell members.

3. The combination with the tang of an article of cutlery of a bolster handle construction comprising in combination, a pair of bolster forming members on the opposite faces of the tang having side walls in contiguous relation at portions of 4 opposite side edges of the tang and upper and lower portions spaced from the tang, a pair of handle forming shell members on opposite faces of the tang having side walls embracing the remaining portions of the side edges of the tang and provided with forward portions extending into spaces between the bolster members and tang, and means securing said tang, bolster and shell members together, said means including male and female rivet members extending through the bolster and shell members with the female members expanded in a hole provided in the shank member.

4. The combination with the tang of an'article of cutlery of a bolster handle construction comprising in combination, a pair of bolster forming members on the opposite faces of the tang having side walls in contiguous relation at portions of opposite side edges of the tang and upper and lower portions spaced from the tang, a pair of handle forming shell members on opposite faces of the tang having side walls embracing the remaining portions of the side edges of the tang and provided with forward portions extending into spaces between the bolster members and. tang, means securing said tang, bolster and shell members together, and means securing said shell members and tang together.

5. The combination with the tang of an article of cutlery of a bolster handle construction comprising in combination, a pair of bolster vforming members on the opposite faces of the tang having side walls in contiguous relation at portions of opposite side edges of the tang and upperand lower portions spaced from the tang, a pairof handle forming shell members on opposite faces of the tang having side walls embracing the remaining portions of the side edges of the tang and provided with forward portions extending into spaces between the bolster members and tang, and means securing said tang, bolster and shell members together, said bolster members being similar in construction with the contiguous side Walls thereof arranged whereby one side wall of each bolster member is disposed at the inner side of the adjacent side wall of the other bolster member.

ELCHANAN ECHIKSON.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2995821 *Jun 18, 1958Aug 15, 1961Robert M GordonRiveted handle for a knife or similar article and rivet device therefor
US4470327 *Dec 19, 1983Sep 11, 1984Gerber Legendary BladesAdjustable balance handle for knife
US5615445 *Dec 27, 1994Apr 1, 1997Marshalltown Trowel CompanyTaping knife handle
US6595837Apr 9, 2001Jul 22, 2003Whirlpool CorporationSharpening stand for a cutlery device
US6625890Apr 9, 2001Sep 30, 2003Whirlpool CorporationBalanced kitchen cutlery device
Classifications
U.S. Classification30/344, 15/143.1
International ClassificationB25G3/00, B25G3/26
Cooperative ClassificationB25G3/26
European ClassificationB25G3/26