Designed for emergency fire and rescue professionals who rely on their knives to function flawlessly under pressure.
Spyderco named this knife after its principal job function, to Assist. Even with twenty-five years of 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.
- Snub Nosed Hollow-Ground VG-10 Stainless Steel Blade
- A Combination of SpyderEdged and Plain Edge
- Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN) Handles
- Bi-Directional Textured Three Dimensional Handles
- David Boye Dent
- Cobra Hood
- Carbide-Tip Window Punch
- Ambidextrous Tip-Up Wire Clip
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 or right handed, tip-up by means of a tension wire clip.
- Overall Length: 8 3/8"
- Blade Length: 3 11/16"
- Cutting Edge: 3 3/16"
- Blade Thickness: 9/16"
- Hole Diameter: 1/2"
- Closed Length: 4 7/8"
- Weight: 4 oz.
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