C79 Assist I and Assist II ™ CLIPIT™
Spyderco named this knife after its principal job function- to Assist. The Assist is a lightweight folder made for emergency fire/rescue professionals and the well-equipped citizen, all who rely on knives to be straightforward in use and perform flawlessly. The Assist’s blade is high-carbon VG-10 stainless steel and loaded with teeth. Eighty-percent of the 3-3/8” (86mm) cutting edge is serrated with the last inch at the tip PlainEdged. Above the one-hand-open hole sits a feature called a Cobra Hood. This metal cap guides the thumb over the hole for quick opening then doubles as a textured leveraging platform for your thumb while you are cutting. A wavy pattern cut out of the top of the blade and again along the handle is for controlled rope cutting. By placing a rope in the groove (between the partially open blade and the handle) you can simply squeeze the blade shut, slicing rope in a controlled manner without fully exposing the cutting edge. The handle is lightweight black fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) with a survival whistle built into the butt end that is shrill and high-pitched enough to be heard great distances. A reinforced wire pocket clip screws through the handle onto either side for left or right-handed use. An Assist II (C79PS) is also available with a retractable carbide-tip glass breaker in the handle and snub-nosed blade. The breaker is exposed when the closed knife is squeezed and retracts when pressure is released, keeping it out of the way till needed. Both versions are 8-3/8” (213mm) long when fully open and weigh 3.9 oz (111g).
MSRP: Assist C79PSBK2 (no carbide tip) runs $82.95 and the Assist C79PSBK (carbide tip) retails for $89.95. For more information please contact Spyderco at: 820 Spyderco Way Golden, Colorado 80403. Phone: 800-525-7770, Fax: (303) 278-2229, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org