Knife assembly and chipping knife therefor

  • US 7,140,408 B1
  • Filed: 02/03/2006
  • Issued: 11/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/03/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A knife having an elongate axis and two spaced apart cutting edges parallel to said elongate axis, said cutting edges defining a reference plane, the knife further defined by a plane of reflective symmetry that is perpendicular to said reference plane and which contains said elongate axis, the knife having a front side and a back side spaced from said front side, said front and back sides terminating in said cutting edges, said front and back sides defining a positive direction, perpendicular to said reference plane, running from said back side toward said front side, a deflector ridge projecting from said front side and reaching a first point of greatest maximum projection of the knife in said positive direction, said point lying in said plane of reflective symmetry, and two substantially identical indexing features of said front side disposed on either side of said deflector ridge and corresponding, respectively, to said two cutting edges, each said indexing feature having a second point of minimum projection of said front side in said positive direction and a third point projecting further in said positive direction than said second point but less than said first point, said first, second and third points all lying in a plane that is perpendicular to both said reference plane and said plane of reflective symmetry, said third point being disposed farther from said plane of reflective symmetry than said second point.

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