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
Spyderco was founded in 1976 by Sal and Gail Glesser. In 1981, the Glessers put down roots in Golden, Colorado and introduced the first Spyderco folding knife. That knife pioneered the concept of a round hole in the blade for one-handed opening, a clip on the handle for carry at the top of the pocket, and the option of a serrated edge for aggressive cutting performance. Since then, Spyderco has steadily grown to become one of the leaders in the cutlery industry. In addition to a worldwide distribution network and manufacturing resources in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, Italy, and China.
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