Tool frame member including spring

  • US 7,182,001 B2
  • Filed: 01/30/2002
  • Issued: 02/27/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/30/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A handle for a folding tool comprising:

  • (a). a first piece of integral material defining only one integral channel, said channel including first and second opposed side walls and a channel floor defining an internal pocket, said channel further including a first external flange, integral with said first piece of integral material, extending outwardly from said first side wall in a first direction away from said channel, said first external flange including a first leaf spring also integral with said first piece of material; and

    (b). a first side scale, separate from and not an integral part of said first piece of integral material, said first side scale secured to said channel adjacent to said first external flange such that said first side wall, said first external flange and said first side scale define a first external pocket.

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