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May 19, 1936.
L. W. CRALLEY
2,041,596
KNIFE
Filed June 27, 1935
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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
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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
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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.
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