Spring Assist - Gil Hibben Tailwind - Black Anodized Handle
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    Master knife maker Gil Hibben has crafted this high tech folding knife that combines the look and feel of a custom Hibben folder coupled with the speed and function of an automatic. This folder is equipped with the patented Tailwind blade release technology that rapidly releases from the handle with just a slight nudge of the thumb stud. This item features a 420 stainless steel 3" blade with dual thumb studs. The black anodized aluminum handle includes liner lock and pocket clip. This folder measures 4 1/2" closed.

    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.

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