Outdoor Edge Files Patent Infringement Case Against American Outdoor Brands

Outdoor Edge Cutlery, makers of the RazorSafe knife series, has sued American Outdoor Brands for patent infringement for a replaceable razor blade knife design.

Outdoor Edge Files Patent Infringement Case Against American Outdoor Brands

Outdoor Edge RazorLite EDC knife (top) and the American Outdoor Brands Old Timer are at the heart of the patent infringement complaint filed by Outdoor Edge. (Photo: Outdoor Edge)

Outdoor Edge Cutlery Corp. of Denver has filed a patent infringement complaint in Colorado Federal Court against American Outdoor Brands Corporation for a replaceable razor blade knife that Outdoor Edge President David Bloch designed and first brought to market in 2013.

Outdoor Edge’s patented RazorSafe series of knives feature fixed blade and folding knife models with a proprietary, replaceable razor blade and blade support system. The system offers increased strength with safe, easy blade changes at the push of a button. Outdoor Edge’s RazorSafe knife series has been distributed worldwide for more than seven years and has been extremely popular with hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.

The complaint, filed Jan. 14, 2020, asserts that one of the new knives American Outdoor Brands displayed for sale at the Archery Trade Association Show in Indianapolis, January 9-11, 2020, under the “Old Timer” brand infringes several Outdoor Edge patents.

“Outdoor Edge is a leading knife brand focused on innovation and bringing exciting new products to market,” Bloch said. “We work closely with our intellectual property attorneys to file patent applications on each significant new product and will aggressively enforce our patent rights against any competitor who copies our ideas and infringes our patents.”

Outdoor Edge has been granted exclusive rights to 62 inventions or designs in the United States, the European Union, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France and China. More specifically, Outdoor Edge owns seven U.S. Utility Patents, 29 U.S. Design Patents, two Chinese Utility Models, and 24 Design Registrations in various foreign countries. Currently, Outdoor Edge has 12 patent applications pending in the U.S. with many more planned.

American Outdoor Brands Corporation markets and distributes more than 18 consumer brands including Smith & Wesson, Thompson Center, Battenfeld Technologies and the Old Timer, Schrade, Uncle Henry, Bubba and Smith & Wesson knife brands.


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