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May 19, 1936. L. W. CRALLEY 2,041,596 KNIFE Filed June 27, 1935 3mm t 3% L. W CraM/ey, @W?’ Q‘ ‘E/i , Patented May 19, 1936 2,041,596 UNETED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,041,596 KNIFE Lawrence W. Cralley, East St. Louis, 111. Application June 27, 1935, Serial No. 28,729 OK 10 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 65 3 Claims. (Cl. 30-9) This invention relates to improvements in ing this end of the bar to the blade, the bar may knives, and more especially to a novel duplex knife be provided with projecting lugs l3 to snap into adapted to be used for paring as well as ordinary cavities in opposite surfaces of the blade. Such purposes. latch permits the forward end of the bar to- be In accordance with my invention, a conven released from the blade, so that the bar can be tional kitchen knife may be modi?ed to suit my swung back out of guarding position, and then the improvements, or the knife may be manufactured cutting edge 8 may be readily sharpened. in the beginning to embody my improvements. When the knife is used for ordinary kitchen The primary purpose of the present invention purposes, the guard 9 being relatively thick in is to provide a combination knife provided at one comparison with the blade, and being preferably side of its blade with one edge for ordinary cut round in transverse cross section, provides a con ting purposes, and provided at its opposite side venient thumb rest or support to facilitate han with an auxiliary cutting edge for paring pur diing of the knife. On the other hand, when the poses, the paring edge being preferably offset rel knife is employed for paring purposes, the guard atively to the knife blade and cooperating with will function as a gauge to limit the thickness a novel guard which acts as a gauge element to of the peel which is removed from a vegetable gauge the thickness of the peel when paring vege or piece of fruit. The portion of the blade be tables, fruit or the like. tween the cutting edge ? and the handle is pro A still further object is to furnish a duplex vided with a blunt edge I4 forming a thumb or knife of this character ‘in which the guard is ?nger support or rest for use when the knife is hingedly mounted to allow it to be swung to one employed for paring purposes. side when it is necessary to sharpen the paring From the foregoing it is believed that the con edge; one end of the guard and the blade being struction, operation and advantages of the inven provided with a latch for normally holding the tion may be readily understood, and while I have guard in a position parallel to the paring edge. disclosed one form of the invention, it is mani With the foregoing objects outlined and with fest that changes may be made in the details dis other objects in view which will appear as the closed without departing from the spirit of the description proceeds, the invention consists in invention, as expressed in the claims. the novel features hereinafter described in de What I claim and desire to secure by Letters tail, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, Patent is: and more particularly pointed out in the ap l. A knife comprising a handle, a blade pro pended claims. jecting from the handle and provided at one side In the drawing, with a cutting edge and at its opposite side with Fig. l is a side elevation of one embodiment of a paring edge portion, a guard having one of its my improved knife. ends pivotally connected to the blade at the in Figs. 2, 3 and 4 are transverse sectional views ner end portion of the paring edge, and latching taken respectively, on the lines 2--2, 3—3, and means formed by the opposite end portion of the 4-4 of Fig. 1. guard and the blade for detachably latching the Referring to the drawing in detail, 5 is a han last mentioned end of the guard to the blade, each dle from which projects a blade 6 having an ordi end of the guard being of fork shape and strad nary longitudinal cutting edge 1 which may be dling the blade. used for usual kitchen purposes. 2. A knife comprising a handle, a blade pro In accordance with the invention, the opposite jecting from the handle and provided at one side edge portion of the blade is provided with a par with a cutting edge and at its opposite side with ing edge 8, preferably arranged at an angle to a paring edge portion, a guard having one of its the plane of the blade, and normally protected ends pivotally connected to the blade at the inner by a guard 9. The latter is preferably in the form end portion of the paring edge, and means for of albar having end portions projecting toward detachably latching the other end of the guard to the blade. The end nearest the handle is pref~ the blade at the outer end portion of the paring erably of fork-shape, as shown at Iii, so that it edge, each end of the guard being of fork shape may straddle the blade, and it is connected to the and straddling the blade, the paring edge portion latter by a pivot pin H. of the blade being arranged at an angle to the The opposite end portion of the bar is also pref plane of the blade, said guard being arranged sub erably bifurcated, as shown at I2, so that it may stantially in alignment with said cutting edge. straddle the blade, and for the purpose of latch 3. A knife of the character described, compris 20 25 30 35 40 55 2, 2,041,596 ing a handle, a blade projecting from the handle and provided with cutting edges at opposite sides thereof, one of said cutting edges being positioned at an angle to the plane of the blade, a guard for the last mentioned edge formed of a substantially cylindrical bar having fork-shaped ends strad dling one edge portion of the blade, means pivot ally connecting one of the fork-shaped ends of the guard to the blade, and latching means formed by the opposite end portion of the guard and the blade for detachably latching the last mentioned end of the guard to the blade, said guard being arranged substantially in alignment 5 with said blade. LAWRENCE W. CRALLEY.