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D. L. SELLMAN 1 3,436,870
FISHHOOK HONES April 8, 1969 Filed 001:. 4, 1965 DONALD I. SELLMAN IN V EN TOR.
United States Patent 3,436,870 FISHHGOK HONES Donald L. Sellman, Lincoln, Kans. (Box 127, Stanley, Kans. 66084) Filed Oct. 4, 1965, Ser. No. 492,411 Int. Cl. B24d 5/00, 7/00 US. 'Cl. 51-204 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE My invention is a piece of abrasive material specially shaped to sharpen the point and holding barb of fishhooks.
The main object of this invention is to provide a low cost, efiicient, lightweight hone, that will safely sharpen the point 'and holding barb of many different sizes of fishhooks.
Another object is to provide a hone that can be held in the hand and sharpen a held or stationary hook.
An additional object is to provide a hone that can be held stationary and the hook moved to sharpen the point and holding barb.
More uses and advantages will be apparent from the following specification.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which like characters denote corresponding parts.
FIG. I shows the hone 1, with a large lobe 2, oblong in cross section, a smaller similar opposing lobe 3, and an upper concave surface 4.
FIG. 11 is the same, but also shows a fish hook in contact with the larger lobe 2 upper rounded surface; where it can be pushed forward to sharpen the barb and pulled back to sharpen the point.
FIG. III shows the rounded bottom surface being used to sharpen the barb and point on a larger fish hook.
FIG. IV shows the hone on the under side where it can be moved forward, backward, or rotated to sharpen the point and barb of a fish hook.
FIG. V shows the hone on the outside Where it can be used to sharpen the point by a back, forward, or rota-tive movement.
This hone can be constructed of ceramic material, such as aluminum oxide. This material will make a low cost, hard material home, that will last for years.
Fish hooks are blunted in use in many different Ways, also a new hooks point and holding barb are not as sharp as many experienced fishermen would like to have them be.
It is understood that various changes in shape, size, arrangement of parts, may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of my invention, or the scope of the subjoined claim.
Having thus described my inVentiOn, I claim:
1. A sharpening hone for the barb and point edges of a fishhook comprising in combination:
(a) a bone made of abrasive material,
(b) said hone having two lobes, oblong in cross section, positioned opposed to each other and longit-udinally,
(c) said opposing lobes are joined on the bottom by a convex portion of the hone,
(d) and the top side of the hone between said opposing lobes forms a concave surface.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,520,488 12/ 1924 Tone 51204 1,898,422 2/ 1933 Champlin 51204 X 2,116,582 5/1938 Muelberger 51214 2,724,221 11/1955 Shaw 51-204 3,108,410 10/1963 Matuszek 51-204 OTHER REFERENCES Ericson et al.; Carborundum Brand Products for the Home Craftsman; Sept. 15, 1937; p. 21.
LESTER M. SWINGLE, Primary Examiner. D. G. KELLY, Assistant Examiner.