Spyderco Assist, 3.7" VG-10 Serrated Blade, Black FRN Handles - C79PSBK
The Assist is a lightweight folder made for emergency and fire/rescue professionals as well as the everday well-equipped citizen who rely on knives to be straightforward in use and provide flawless performance. Above the one-hand open hold sits a feature called a Cobra Hood .
This is a metal cap that positions the thumb over the hole for quick opening and doubles as a textured leverlaging platform for your thumb during cutting. A wavy pattern cut out of the top of the blade and again along the handle is there for controlled rope cutting. Place a rope in the groove (between the partially open blade and the handle) and squeeze the blade shut, slicing the rope in a controlled manner without an exposed cutting edge.
The Bi-Directionally texture (FRN)handle has a survival whistle built into the butt end that is shrill and high pitched enough to be heard great distances. A reinforced wire pocket clip screws onto either side for both left and right handers. The carbide breaker is exposed when the closed knife is squeezed and retracts back in when pressure is released, keeping it out of the way until needed. This version features a snub nosed blade.
Blade Steel VG-10
Blade Thickness 1/8" 3mm
Clip Heavy-duty wire clip
Diam. Blade Hole 9/16" 14mm
Edge Type 30/70
Handle Material Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon
Length Blade 3 11/16" 94mm
Length Closed 4 7/8" 124mm
Length Cutting Edge 3 3/16mm
Length Overall 8 3/8" 214mm
Weight 4oz 115g
|Blade Edge||Partially Serrated/ComboEdge|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.