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Publication numberUS2651106 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 8, 1953
Filing dateOct 23, 1948
Priority dateOct 23, 1948
Publication numberUS 2651106 A, US 2651106A, US-A-2651106, US2651106 A, US2651106A
InventorsAlfred Breitzke
Original AssigneeAlfred Breitzke
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Knife handle construction
US 2651106 A
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Sept. 8, 1953 A. BREITZKE KNIFE HANDLE CONSTRUCTION Filed 001'.. 25, 1948 m hm.

n Trap/VE Y Patented Sept. 8, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT` OFFICE HANDLE oois'rituorloiv Alfred Breitzke, Rockford, Ill. ApplicationlOctober 23, 1948, Ser alNo. 56,149

1 V'Ihis invention relates to a, handle construction andL more particularly to a novel handle construction for a hunting knife and the like.`

An object of the invention is to provide ancvel I handle construction comprising a body portion and a removablehead portion wherein thebody portion is formed with an axially extending chamber that is sealed when the head is mounted onwthe body and is accessible when the head is removed and wherein the head portion is formed with a chamber accessible from the exterior of the head portion. W

Another object of theinventionis to provide a novel handle for a hunting knife or the like in which there is a plurality of axially spaced chambers for the reception of desired and useful items. Y Y Y Another object of the invention is to provide a novel handle construction having a., fluid lighter or the like disposed in a sealed chamber, accessible by the removal of a portion of the handle and a compass or the like disposed in a chamber formed in the removable portion.

Another object of the invention is to provide a novel handle construction that is simple to construct, that is rugged, that is sturdy, :that combines both beauty and utility, and that is relativelyeasy and inexpensive toproduce..

Other objects and advantages of the Vinvention will become apparent from the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in whichf Figure 1 is a side Yelevational view taken along the longitudinal axis of the knife showing the handle, embodying the present invention, in section;

. Fig. 2 is an end view of the handle; i

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view through the handle taken substantially along Athe line 3 3 of Figurevl, and v Fig'. 4 is a transverse sectional view Ataken through the handle substantially along the line 4-4 of Figure 1.

Referring now to the drawings, the invention is shown embodied in a handle II for a blade I2 of a hunting knife I3. In this embodiment of the invention the handle II includes a body I4 and a head I6 detachably mounted on the body.

As shown the body includes a knife guard I'I, a collar I8, a generally tubular or sleeve member I9 and a plurality of washers or discs 2I and a collar 22. As best seen in Figures l and 4 the forward end of the tubular member I9 is of solid construction and is formed with a vertically extending slot 23 shaped to receive a tang 24 of the sclai'ms. (01.307125) blade I2. The dimensions of the slot 23 and the tangj24 are'such as to insure a snug t between theY tang and the tubular member I9. In its assembled position oneV end of the tubular member I9 abtsfagainst' the guardV IlY of conventional construction. The latter in turn abuts against the shoulders'28at the rear'end of the blade I2 adjacent the tang'"'2.4 and means, such as a pin or' rivet 27 exteridingthrug'l'ithe tubular member I9 and the tang 24 secures the tubular member I9', theblade' I2 in a rigid assembled relation. With this construction thetubular member 'I9 in effect defines a1' chamber 28 extending axially awayfrom the tangA end of the blade I2. The collar I8 and the discs 2 I`are` mounted on the tubular member lI9 in side byv side abutting relation as shown in'Figure 1'. 4'The Ycollar I8 and the discs 2l maybe formed of any suitable material such as leather or metal or as shown herein a combination o'f'mt'al land leather to obtain a desired ornamental appearancef' The collar 22 is'th'readed on the opposite or rear end of the tubular member i9 as best seenin Figure 1. Byvarying the axial position of the collar 22 on the tubular member I3 the clamping pressure for securing the knife guard II, collar I8 and discs ZI in position may be adjusted so that the"` respective parts are positively in a tightly assembled relation.

The'v head vI6 is formed with a threaded recess 29 shaped to receive the extreme opposite end of thev tubular member I9 and a recess 3I facing axially outwardly.- A wall 32 separates the recess 29 from the recess 3l so that when the head It is threaded on the rear end of the tubular member I9 the chamber 28 in elect is a sealed chamber. Preferably the outer end of the recess 3I is closed by a glass Window 33 so that in eiiect the recess 3| together with the window 33 forms a sealed chamber 34 in spaced axial relation with the chamber 28.

It is readily apparentto those skilled in the art that the chambers 28 and 34 may be utilized for receiving many useful and desirable items, devices, instruments and the like. For purposes of illustration a fluid lighter 36 is shown disposed in the axially extending chamber 28. To prevent corrosion and the like of the tubular member I9 a brass liner 3l may be disposed on the interior of the tubular member I9 to receive the liquid holding material 38 of the lighter 36. As shown in Figure 1 the head end of the lighter 36 is disposed in the threaded recess 29 so that the head I6 in eifect forms a cap for the lighter 33. If desired a honing stone may be disposed in the chamber 28 in lieu of the lighter. By way of illustration, a compass 39 is shown disposed in the chamber 34. It is to be understood also that identification means or the like may be disposed in this chamber in lieu of the compass. By disposing a fluid lighter 36 in the chamber 28 of the handle and a compass 39 in the chamber 34 of the handle a knife construction results that has great utility to hunters, trappers, woodsmen, campers and the like.

This handle construction may be readily assembled. For example, to assemble the handle the knife guard I'I is slipped over the tang 24 of the blade I2 to abut against the shoulders 26 and the tang 24 is inserted in the slot 23 formed in theK forward end of the tubular member I9; The rivet 2'! is then passed through the parts as shown in Figure 1. Thereafter, the collarl I8" and-the discs 2I are slipped over the tubular member I9, The collar 22 is then threaded on the opposite end of the tubular member I9 arid tightened up so that the collar I8 and the discs 2i' are heldrigidly between the guard I1; which is forced'into engagement with the shoulders' 2B, and the collar 22. The chamber 28`is lledwith lighter fluidv absorbing material 38 and a lighter 36 is inserted in the accessible end of the chamber 28.' The' head I8 is then threaded on the outer end'of the tubular member IBand'the handle for'the' knifev is complete. the recess 34 either beforeor after assembly of the head I6 on'the bodyI4.

From the aforegoing it' is'seen thatthere are many advantages derived from this handle construction including` simplicity of manufacture, ruggedness and relatively low cost of production. Moreover, the handle provides a construction' in which thereare two sealedA chambers which are available to a user for any desired use. This handle is particularly meritoriousV insofar as woodsmen and the like are concerned.

I claim: Y y

1. In combination, a blade having a tang of reduced width defining spaced-shoulders, a tubular member having one end` formedY as aV solid portion with a slot extending axially inward from said one end to snugly receive the tang; said tubular member dening an axially extending chamber accessible aty the opposite end of the tubular member, means rigidly securing the blade and tubular member together at the tang and said solidportion of the tubular member, aguard mounted on the tang against said'shoulde'rs; pro'- viding an annular flange extending on opposite sides of thev tubular member at said one end thereof, said tubular member having an` exter nally threaded portionatits otherend, annular means detachably mounted on theexterior of the tubular member and forming a hand-grip, a

collar threadedly mounted onsaidthreaded por tion of the tubular member spaced fromthe last'- mentioned end and adjustable thereon torcia-mp The compass may be disposed'in the annular means between it and said flange at said one end of the tubular member, and a chambered head threadedly mounted on said threaded portion of the tubular member beyond the collar adapted to be screwed down against the collar as a stop to close the open threaded end of the tubular member, the chamber in the head forming an extension of the chamber in the tubular member when the headis screwed against the collar.

2. In combination, a blade having an end shaped to define a tang, a tubular member having one end formed as a solid portion with a slot extendingA axially inward from said one end to snugly receive the tang, said tubular member defining an axially extending chamber accessible at the end ofthe tubular member opposite to the tang, means extending through the tang and solid portion for rigidly securing the blade and tubular member together, a guard mounted on the tang, a plurality of discs in side by side relation mounted on said tubular member' adjacez'ity said guard, a collar threadably mounted on the opposite end of said tubular member to clamp the discs between it and said guard, and-a head threadably mounted on the extreme opposite end of the tubular member having a` recess in communicationwith the axially extending chamber, saidvhead'y forming asealifor said axially extending chamber.

3. In a handle asserribly,` in combination, a" tubular member dening an axially extending chamber closed'at onerend, means conneotedto the-tubular member at said one end'and forming a transverse' external shoulder thereat.- said tubu lar member at its other end being formed withv an external thread, a plurality of annulardiscs in side by side relation detachzaJzily mountedl on the exterior of the tubular member andforming the-hand'grip of tlierhandle,- a collar threadedly mounted on. said threaded end of the tubular member and adjustable thereon to clamp the discs between it and saidv transverse shoulder at said one end of the tubular. member, andahead threadedly mounted Aon the extremev threaded-'end of the tubular member closingA the threadedend ofthe tubular member anddening arecess communicating with the axialchamber of'saidtubular member to form anextension thereof.


References cited` in. the me or this patent UNITED sTAT-EsPA'rENTs Number Name Date 912,411 Putney Feb. 16, 1909 1,611,886 Y Champlin Dec. 28, 1926 1,989,225 Campbell Jan. 29,1935

EQRJETIGNA PATENTS Number Country Date 465,258 Great Britain Dec. I2,- 1936

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U.S. Classification30/125, 431/253, 30/342, 7/167
International ClassificationB26B3/00, B26B3/06
Cooperative ClassificationB26B3/06
European ClassificationB26B3/06