Folding knife with grooved handle

- Mentor Group, L.L.C.

Description

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a folding knife with grooved handle showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a right side elevational view thereof, at an enlarged scale, the left side elevational view being a mirror thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof, at an enlarged scale;

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view thereof, at an enlarged scale;

FIG. 5 is a handle end view thereof, at an enlarged scale;

FIG. 6 is a blade end view thereof, at an enlarged scale;

FIG. 7 is a fragmentary section view thereof, at an enlarged scale, taken along line 7--7 of FIG. 2, showing the configuration of the central groove on each side of the handle;

FIG. 8 is a fragmentary section view thereof, at an enlarged scale, taken along line 8--8 of FIG. 2, showing the configuration of the upper and lower pairs of grooves on each side of the handle thereof; and,

FIG. 9 is a side elevational view thereof, at an enlarged scale, with the blade folded.

Referenced Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

D256427 August 19, 1980 Lile
D321820 November 26, 1991 Russell
D348818 July 19, 1994 Hasegawa
D356723 March 28, 1995 Sakai
D365266 December 19, 1995 Hasegawa
D373521 September 10, 1996 Applegate et al.
D379294 May 20, 1997 Lum
D379579 June 3, 1997 Pohl
D382189 August 12, 1997 Viele
D385173 October 21, 1997 McWillis

Other references

  • Brigade Quartermasters Catalog, p. 61, Spyderco Knives, 1996. Brigade Quartermasters Catalog, p. 55, Benchmade Knives, 1997.

Patent History

Patent number: D397017
Type: Grant
Filed: Jun 20, 1997
Date of Patent: Aug 18, 1998
Assignee: Mentor Group, L.L.C. (West Linn, OR)
Inventor: Melvin M. Pardue (Repton, AL)
Primary Examiner: Philip S. Hyder
Law Firm: Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel
Application Number: 0/72,622

Classifications

Current U.S. Class: D 8/99
International Classification: 0803;