TODAY’S PATENT – SWIVELED AXE AND HATCHET
The Swiveled Axe and Hatchet was invented Curtis L. Bellegante (Charleston, SC) on the 16th of November, 1993, bearing patent number US5261164A.
The present invention pertains to striking instruments, such as axes and sledge hammers, and more particularly relates to a striking instrument having a pivoted striking member which is attachable and detachable to a main shaft. The object of the present invention is to provide a striking device which imparts a greater striking force than typical axes and hammers. Another object of the present invention is to provide a striking device which has a detachable swivel shaft which can be used as a hatchet. Still another object of the present invention is to provide a pivotally connected striking member which will not reverse momentum upon impact with an object.