05769094 is referenced by 58 patents and cites 12 patents.

A folding knife having a cantilevered leaf spring member with an engagement tab at the free end thereof. The engagement tab engages with a notch defined in a pivoting blade carrier pivotally connected to the knife handle member. Carried within the blade carrier is an interchangeable blade insert. When the blade is moved to an extended position, it is automatically locked in that position through engagement of the engagement tab with the notch in the blade carrier. Retraction of the blade requires pulling upwardly on ears provided adjacent the engagement tab to remove the engagement tab from the notch, such that the blade can be pivoted into a blade compartment provided in the handle member.

Title
Folding knife with blade carrier
Application Number
8/777358
Publication Number
5769094
Application Date
December 27, 1996
Publication Date
June 23, 1998
Inventor
Walter W Collins
P.O. Box 100, North, 29112
SC, US
R B Jenkins Jr
P.O. Box 2089, Gastonia, 28053-2089
NC, US
Agent
Leatherwood Walker Todd & Mann P C
IPC
B26B 1/02
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