Spring Assist - SOG - Flash II Silver Edge
Featuring the SOG Assisted Technology (S.A.T), which employs a powerful piston lock that is easily released with a sliding button. We also had the foresight to incorporate an additional safety lock that gives added security when the blade is closed. When the safety shows RED you are ready to go! Each offers an AUS-8 stainless steel blade and glass reinforced Zytel handle. Each includes reversible bayonet mounted clip for discreet transport. 8" overall, 3 1/2" blade.
How are Spring Assist different from a Gravity Knife or Switchblade Knife?
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.