Loop Handle Design

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The Trekr Loop Handle© is a new handle design for mankind’s oldest and simplest machines: hammers, hatchets, pickaxes, etc. The loop design offers several advantages over the traditional handles. The loop end makes losing grip on the handle almost impossible; it would offer an ideal handhold if used on rock-climbing pickaxes. The loop also provides protection for the fingers when striking, which are normally left exposed when griping a traditional handle. The handle will be made with a hollow core, and of reinforced fiberglass or carbon fiber. This will make a very strong yet lightweight handle with better ergonomics.

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    Eric K. Rugg
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