Multipurpose folding tool with easily accessible outer blades

  • US 20050120487A1
  • Filed: 01/11/2005
  • Published: 06/09/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A multipurpose hand tool, comprising:

  • (a) a pair of pivotally interconnected cooperatively functional members each having a base;

    (b) a pair of handles, at least one of said pair of handles having a first end attached pivotally to said base of a respective one of said cooperatively functional members, said one of said handles defining a central channel having a pair of channel walls, and said tool having a folded configuration, in which said cooperatively functional members are stowed at least partially within said central channel, and an open configuration, in which said cooperatively functional members are extended away from said handles and said central channel faces outwardly away from the other of said pair of handles; and

    (c) at least said one of said handles including a pair of side wing portions, each of said side wing portions extending outwardly away from said channel walls of said central channel and being curved arcuately, extending thence parallel with and alongside a respective one of said channel walls of said central channel, each said side wing portion thus having an arcuately convex outer surface available as a comfortable hand grip surface when said tool is in said open configuration.

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