When a lineman cuts himself with a knife, not only does it harm the lineman personally and professionally -- the injury also can affect the company's insurance costs and productivity rates. For the past five years, MADI has made significant progress in the development of a blade that will minimize, if not eliminate, accidental cuts. The evolution of this safety innovation came about from talking with linemen, line supervisors, management, safety directors and engineers. The progression went from a blunted point, to a different cutout blade design, to a recessed cutout, to a modified recessed cutout, to even a spring-activated pocket knife that can be opened and closed with one hand while wearing gloves. Not being satisfied, we kept researching how to maintain safety while at the same time making a knife more appealing to linemen. We listened, learned and refined our best features to create our newest platform, the MADI OneFlip Pocket Knife Range.
Features and benefits of OneFlip knives include highest-grade stainless steel for maximum durability and sharpness; pointed tip, blunted tip and safety blade options; blade locks open and closed; push to open and close -- enables quick, one-handed opening and closing with work gloves on; and reversible belt clip.