Patented in 1945, the “original” Lewis Hooded Safety Knife has been selling for over 80 years. This knife is an economical step up in safety over a typical utility knife that can be left with the blade exposed if the user forgets to retract it. The spring loaded stainless steel safety hood always covers the blade when not in use, yet moves away with pressure on the tip in order to start cutting. The trigger on the hood lets the user manually hold the hood open in order to see the path of the blade when cutting to exact tolerances. The handle’s proven ergonomic shape is comfortable for use in either the left or right hand. Visit our site to view all of our safety tools.