Spring Assist - Kershaw - Blur Tactical ComboEdge
The Tactical Blur features a 3 3/8" part serrated 440A stainless steel modified tanto blade with black Tungsten DLC coat, dual thumb studs for ambidextrous one hand opening, and Speed-Safe assist. The lightweight 6061T6 aluminum handle has a black anodized finish, aggressively textured Trac-Tec inserts for secure grip, liner lock, lanyard hole and end to end reversible pocket clip. 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.