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Spyderco named this knife after its principal job function, to Assist. The Assist was designed for emergency/fire/rescue professionals (and for the well-equipped civilian) who rely on their knives to function flawlessly under pressure. Even with twenty-five years experience in making rescue knives, Spyderco is still offering new high-tech features and the Assist model showcases the latest and greatest in this knife genre.The VG-10 patented blunt-tipped blade is a toothy eighty-percent SpyderEdged for aggressively cutting seatbelts and fibrous material. The last inch of the tip we've left PlainEdge for detailed cutting (think sharpening pencils). Perched above the Round Hole, a Cobra Hood positions the thumb directly over the hole for quick blade deployment, then doubles as a leveraging platform for the thumb. The wavy pattern cut from the top of the blade (created by a fireman from Sweden) and along the inside of the handle let you place a piece of rope (between the half-open blade and handle) and scissor the blade shut- especially convenient for cutting rope in-and-around flesh without having to fully open/expose the knife's blade. The FRN handle is a molded wonder of Bi-Directional textured contours and bulges that ergonomically wrap around your palm. In the closed position, squeeze the blade deeper into the handle and a retractable carbide tip protrudes out from the base for breaking glass. Outlined in safety orange on the handle's spine is a shrill and attention-pitched survival whistle. Carries left/right handed, tip-up by means of a tension wire clip.
Spyderco Assist Black Combo Edge Knife The Spyderco Assist Black Combo Edge knife is a favorite of service professionals, EMTs, and police officers due to the fact that it offers both a plain edge for detailed work and heavy cutting power via the serrated blade. Of special note for those in a hurry, the Spyderco knife features a life and pry blunt tip that eliminates accidental punctures and offers limited prying capability. To top off this great little tool is an emergency whistle located in the handle to call for help if the need ever arise. Model Number: C79PSBBK Country Of Origin: Japan Closed: 4-7/8 124mm Overall: 8-3/8 213mm Handle: Black FRN Bi-Directional Textured Blade: 3-11/16 94mm Edge: 3-3/16 81mm Blade Steel: VG-10 Lanyard Hole: Yes Boye Dent: Yes Knife Lock: Back Lock Handedness: Right or Left Hand Carry Tip Carry Position: Tip Up Carry Weight: 4oz. 115g Edge Type: ComboEdge
- The Spyderco Store
Spyderco has been making rescue knives for 25 years. The Assist is made for fire and rescue professionals, the Assist features a carbide glass breaker, sure grip FRN handle, 80% serrated blade, VG-10 high-carbon blade steel, survival whistle built into the handle and wire clip. Blade and handle shape are designed to allow controlled rope cutting without an exposed cutting edge. Place the rope between the partially closed blade and the handle then squeeze the blade shut. The glass breaker is engaged by squeezing the blade into the handle. The carbibe glass cutting tip protrudes from the end of the handle Dimensions #8226; Length: blade 3.69 inches, closed 4.875 inches. Wt: 4 ounces.
- Teton Village Sports