The Spyderco Assist is a knife designed specifically for emergency, fire, and rescue professionals who need a reliable tool in high-pressure situations. It features a blunt-tipped VG-1 stainless steel blade with an 80% serrated edge, perfect for cutting seatbelts and tough materials. The blade also has a round thumb hole and a Cobra Hood, allowing for quick and easy deployment.
One unique feature of the Assist is the wavy pattern cut on the top of the blade and along the inside of the handle. This design allows you to place a piece of rope between the half-open blade and handle, making it convenient for cutting rope without fully exposing the blade. This is especially useful when working around flesh.
The handle of the Assist is made of FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) and has a Bi-Directional textured surface. It is ergonomically designed with bulges that wrap around your palm, providing a comfortable grip. Additionally, the handle has a retractable carbide tip at the base, which can be used for breaking glass. It even has a built-in survival whistle for added functionality.
The Assist also comes with a reversible tip-up wire clip for easy carry. Overall, this knife is a reliable and versatile tool for professionals in emergency situations.