Patent Number: 6,170,104

Title: Hand tool with multiple locking blades controlled by a single locking mechanism and release

Abstract: A hand tool such as a knife or a combination tool includes multiple blades, each independently rotatable on a common axle between a closed position within a handle of the tool and an open position extending from the handle. Each blade is positively but releasably locked into its open position. Those blades which remain closed are biased toward the closed position when the opened blade is locked into position and also as it is opened and closed. A single locking, releasing, and biasing mechanism serves all of the blades in one handle.

Inventors: Seber; Brett P. (Escondido, CA), Morton; Randolph J. (Coronado, CA), Draguicevich; Gabriel Alejandro (Solana Beach, CA), Helton, Jr.; Roy L. (San Diego, CA), Rubin; Gregory F. (Escondido, CA)

Assignee: Buck Knives, Inc.

International Classification: B25F 1/00 (20060101); B26B 1/00 (20060101); B26B 1/04 (20060101); B25B 007/22 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018