Rescue Assist - LWT Emergency/Rescue Knife w/"Hood" - LockBack Folder
Spyderco Assist (C79) Emergency/Rescue Folding Knife Tool
Spyderco named this knife after its principal job function, to Assist. The Assist was designed for emergency/fire/rescue professionals (and for the well-equipped civilian) who rely on their knives to function flawlessly under pressure. The VG-10 patented blunt-tipped blade is a toothy eighty-percent serrated for aggressively cutting seatbelts and fibrous material. The last inch of the was left plain for detailed cutting. Perched above the Round Hole, a Cobra Hood positions the thumb directly over the hole for quick blade deployment, then doubles as a leveraging platform for the thumb. The wavy pattern cut from the top of the blade (created by a fireman from Sweden) and along the inside of the handle let you place a piece of rope (between the half-open blade and handle) and scissor the blade shut- especially convenient for cutting rope in-and-around flesh without having to fully open/expose the knife's blade. The FRN handle is molded Bi-Directional textured contours and bulges that ergonomically wrap around your palm. In the closed position, squeeze the blade deeper into the handle and a retractable carbide tip protrudes out from the base for breaking glass. In the handle's spine is a shrill and attention-pitched survival whistle. Carries left/right handed, tip-up by means of a tension wire clip.
- Overall Length: 8.375" (213 mm)
- Closed Length: 4.875" (124 mm)
- Blade Length: 3.687" (94 mm)
- Blade Edge Length: 3.188" (81 mm)
- Blade Steel: VG-10 SS
- Handle Material: molded Bi-Directional textured FRN
- Carry: reversible Tip-Up CarryClip ... Weight: 4 oz.
- Origin: Japan ... Spyderco,Inc ... Golden, CO