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HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufactering or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; { vegetable slicers, julienne cutters and similar devices and holders therefor, B26D 3/28} ; for surgical purposes A61B; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; { perforating by non-mechanical means, e.g. by fluid jet, B26F 1/26} ; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Hand knives, hand shears, scissors, axes, hatchets in general
  • Hair cutting devices such as hair clippers, dry shavers and wet shave razors
  • Hand-held cutting tools involving disc blades or annular blades
  • Guards and sheaths for hand-held cutting tools
  • Arrangements for guiding hand-held cutting tools
References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Handsaws
B27D21/00
Scrapers with blades
Scrapers for finishing work on buildings

Places in relation to which this subclass is residual:

Surgical knives or scissors
Knives for slaughtering
Hand-held cutting tools for horticultural purposes
Hand-held cutting tools for harvesting
Hand-held metal cutting devices
Hand-held cutting tools for manufacturing or repairing footwear
Plier-like tools with cutting edges
Hand-held cutting tools for removing insulation or armouring from cables
Hand-held tube cutters
Vegetable cutters
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Kitchen equipment
Cutting machines and details thereof
Guillotine-type cutters
Guillotine-type cutters for cigars
Portable power-driven hand tools
Combination or multi-purpose tools
Handles for hand implements
Hand tools for grinding, polishing or stropping
Pincers
Nail clippers or cutters
Heat treatment for knives, scissors or like hand-cutting tools
Methods of cutting hair
Hair removing by depilation or singeing
Dynamo-electric machines/motors
Containers and stands for shaving devices
Electric toothbrushes
Cosmetics and shaving compositions for skin
Making of razor blades
Coating metallic material
Hand knives with adjustable blade; Pocket knives (B26B 11/00 takes precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hand knives or pocket knives with adjustable blade, wherein the blade is movable but not detachable from the knife.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand knives or pocket knives with additional tools or functions, e.g. as swiss knives

Example from US 2010/0242287 A1 by Eugene Gregg Jameson

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Hand knives with fixed blades { (handles, attaching the handles B25G) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hand knives wherein the blade is neither movable nor detachable

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Handles and attaching handles in general

Example from WO 03/101680 A1 by Calphalon Corporation

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Hand knives with one or more detachable blades
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hand knives or cutters with detachable blades, the blades may be also detachable from a movable blade carrier as shown in the example below

Example from US 2009/0165309 A1 by William Kamb et al.

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Hand knives with reciprocating motor-driven blades
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hand knives with one motor driven reciprocating or vibrating blade or with two or more counter-reciprocating blades

Example from US 4,711,030 by Robert B. Ruston, Sr.

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Blades for hand knives
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Features of knife blades and/or knife blade edges

Example from US 2006/0101649 A1 by Chen Fen Chen

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Hand knives combined with other implements, e.g. with corkscrew, with scissors, with writing implement (combined table-ware A47G 21/06)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hand knives or pocket knives with additional tools or functions, e.g. as swiss knives

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Combined tableware

Example from DE 197 45 510 A1 by Werner Neuenschwander

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Hand shears; Scissors
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Example from WO 02/32631 A1 by Adachi Kogyo, Inc.

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Hand-held shears with motor-driven blades
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hand-held shears with motor driven blades or wherein the movement of the fingers may be supported by drive means

Example from US 2005/0160606 A1 by Ching Hsiu Yao

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Hand cutting tools {i.e. with the cutting action actuated by muscle power} with two jaws which come into abutting contact (nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; joints therefor B25B 7/06)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hand cutting tools wherein the two abutting cutting jaws may be arranged longitudinally or perpendicular to the handles

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Nail clippers or cutters
Joints for pliers

Example from EP 0 497 508 A2 by Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company; E.T.M. Corporation

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Clippers or shavers operating with a plurality of cutting edges, e.g. hair clippers, dry shavers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Example from US 5,054,199 by Hitoshi Ogawa et al.

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Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Example from US 2005/0198841 A1 by Charles B. Worrick III

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Axes; Hatchets { (attaching of the handles B25G) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Attaching of the handles

Example from US 2005/0102845 A1 by Edgar A. Dallas et al.

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Hand cutting tools involving disc blades, e.g. motor-driven (details or components, e.g. casings, bodies, of portable power-driven tools not particularly related to the operation performed B25F 5/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hand cutting tools wherein the disc blades may be manually rotated or by additional driving means

Example from US 2009/0183378 A1 by David C. Eby et al.

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Hand cutting tools not provided for in the preceding groups, e.g. finger rings for cutting string, devices for cutting by means of wires
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Handheld cutting tools which are completely different from knives, scissors or shavers, e.g. as the string cutter below for cutting out a windscreen

Example from US 2003/0217471 A1 by Chun Po Huang

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Guards or sheaths {or guides} for hand cutting tools; Arrangements for guiding hand cutting tools (guards for hair clippers or dry shavers B26B 19/38)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Guards for hair clippers or dry shavers

Example from US 6,202,529 B1 by Gerry Grant Hodsdon

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