Abstract: A folding knife is provided with an opening mechanism having a traction surface to aid users in rotating the blade from the closed position to the open position and to assist with opening the folding knife. More specifically, the traction surface is located on an outer surface of the tang of the blade and extends outwardly from the handle when the blade is in the closed position.
Abstract: A locking mechanism for a folding knife is provided. More specifically, the locking mechanism is a rotational wedge locking mechanism that maintains the folding knife's blade in an extended position and prevents the blade from inadvertently closing when the knife is in use in the extended position. The rotational wedge locking mechanism also impedes the folding knife from inadvertently opening when the blade is in a closed position of storage. The rotational wedge locking mechanism generally comprises a lock pin, a means for moving the lock pin, and a biasing member, which work in conjunction with the tang of the blade and the back spacer to securely retain the folding knife in an open or closed position.
Abstract: A sharpening apparatus is provided. The sharpening apparatus includes a foldable case, a first sharpening tool, and a second sharpening tool. The first and second sharpening tools are associated with the foldable case and are rotatable between a storage position and a sharpening position.
Abstract: A knife is provided that has at least one scale with multiple layers. A user can remove these layers to achieve the proper knife handle thickness. Further, the user may add various top layers to accommodate different applications of the knife. These features improve the utility of the knife and lower the cost for the user because the user does not have to buy multiple knives with different handle sizes and different handle types.
Abstract: A folding tool with improved locking features is provided. The locking feature comprises a substantially rigid member disposed between or proximal to a handle portion of the tool. The substantially rigid member comprises a bifurcated end forming at least one biased member for contacting a tang of the tool and securing the tool in at least one of a closed and an open position with additional locking features.
Abstract: A folding tool with an improved locking mechanism is provided. The locking mechanism includes a biasing member interconnected to a handle of the tool and coupled to an engagement member, which may be a push button. In various embodiments, the biasing member biases the engagement member towards a locked position in which a portion of the engagement member interacts with a tang of an implement to prevent rotation of the implement.
Abstract: A locking mechanism for a folding knife is provided. More specifically, the locking mechanism is a two-piece backlock that maintains the folding knife's extended position and prevents the blade from inadvertently closing when the knife is in use in the extended position and impedes the folding knife from inadvertently opening when the knife is in a closed position of storage. The locking mechanism generally comprises a backlock, a toggle, and a biasing member. The toggle rotates between two positions and engages with the tang of the blade and the backlock.