Fast action spring assist knives give you a tactical advantage when every second counts. Quick, one handed opening with inner spring assist.
How are Spring Assist different from a Gravity Knife or Automatic Switchblade Knife?
- The special titanium coated blade finish, sometimes called "spectrum treatment", causes the colors to shift at different angles and lighting. No two are exactly alike.
- Steel handle with secure grip.
- The blade base is flared outward, forming a guard when opened.
- Window breaking spike on end of handle.
- Sharpened 440 stainless steel blade with spectrum treatment.
- Single edged blade with double edged look. The back (spine) of the blade has a faux edge.
- In-line open lock.
- Includes pocket / boot clip.
- 8 1/2 in. overall opened, 3 3/4 in. blade, 4 3/4 in. closed.
Gravity or Switch Blade knives feature a button, level, or other type of switch that releases a spring pressure to automatically open the blade. On a Spring Assist knife, there is no separate button or switch. Instead, you apply pressure to part of the blade to begin the opening process. This is usually a small bump of metal which sticks out under the knife, making it fast and comfortable to use. Once you press on that part of the blade, it automatically opens and locks into place. Since the action of opening the knife is started by pressing the blade metal, instead of a button or switch, it is considered to bypass the laws which ban Switch Blade knives.