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Assisted Opening Knives

Assisted opening knives are a category that is increasingly common for EDC, or everyday carry. They provide quick, one handed opening using either springs or a ball bearing pivot system. Spring assist knives have a spring-loaded mechanism mounted in the handle to propel the blade once the user has moved it past a certain angle. Ball bearing pivot systems uses caged ball bearings for an easy, smooth opening.

These differ from automatic or switchblade knives in that the blade is not released by means of a button or catch on the handle - the blade itself is the actuator. Most assisted openers use flippers also called triggers as their opening mechanism. Assisted opening knives can be as fast as or faster than automatic knives to deploy.

Another major benefit of this type of knife is its ability to be easily deployed with one hand, in some cases just one finger and is easy to operate in varying weather conditions, even with gloves on. This can be a real bonus in high stress situations for military and first responders like police, fire and EMS.

Blade and handle materials for open assist knives are the same as other folding knives so performance doesn’t suffer at all. Stainless steel blades and either plastic, aluminum or G-10 handle scales are prominent on assisted opening knives. To aid in carry most come with a pocket clip which allows easy access from any pocket or can be clipped to a pack or purse. Atlanta Cutlery (ACC) carries a variety of styles from manufacturers like Kershaw, Elk Ridge, M Tech and Tac Force.

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Reaper Scythe Assisted Opening Knife

#404373
This assisted opening talon blade has a stone wash finish with reaper on each side of the cast aluminum scales.
$9.95

Set of 2 Cobra Steel folders

#404308
These razor- sharp, tactical, D2 tool steel satin finished folding blades have laser etchings and are hardened to a 59 RC. Each of them includes a pocket clip. This set includes each premium Cobra Steel folder at a bundled price, individually packaged.
$99.95 $69.95

Cobra Steel Iris Leaf

#404277
This razor sharp drop point folding pocket knife from Cobra Steel is a tactical D2 tool steel EDC. The Iris Leaf design was inspired by Japanese katana and tanto blades. Includes matching satin finished pocket clip.
$79.95 $39.95

Cobra Steel Sweeping Drop Point

#404278
The razor sharp, tactical, D2 tool steel satin finished folding blade has laser etchings and is hardened to a 59 RC. G-10 scales with Cobra Steel patterns. Includes pocket clip.
$79.95 $39.95

Roper Outlaw Assisted Opening Knife

#404458
This liner lock pocket knife features a ball bearing pivot system, D2 satin finished blade with serrations and an attractive zebra wood handle.
$34.95

Folder of the Shogun Assisted Opening Knife

#404491
The Shogun mask print on one side of this Asian inspired EDC assisted opening knife is handsome and demonic at the same time.
$14.95

Stinger Assisted Opening Folder

#404461
This little pocket knife has a 8CR13MOV stonewashed stainless steel blade, black G-10 scales and ball bearing pivot system for smooth opening and closing. Includes pocket clip.
$18.95

Elite Tactical Night Tac Folding Knife

#404428
This blacked out, liner lock folder is 8CR13Mov stainless steel with baked on coating for night ops. Features the latest ball bearing pivot system for smooth opening every time.
$13.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: MTech Rescue Folding Knife

Looked Good and got here on time.
Reviewed by: James, January 26, 2019

Review of: Purple Fantasy Folder

I purchased this knife for my girlfriend to match my own. Mine is silver and black, her favorite color is purple... So I was very pleased... As was she. Great knife, great spring assist action and great price.
Reviewed by: RONNIE, November 26, 2018

Review of: Proud American

Just received my order. first thing i pulled out was this. the best thing i ordered in the last year. proud of this purchase
Reviewed by: Matthew, August 02, 2018

Review of: Purple Fantasy Folder

Very good knife!
Reviewed by: Marcos, May 04, 2017

Review of: Silver Stiletto Style Knife

Outstanding folding knife for the money.
Reviewed by: Gilbert, March 23, 2017

Review of: Police Rescue Knife

well made.
Reviewed by: frank, February 11, 2017

Review of: Elk Folder

well made.
Reviewed by: frank, February 11, 2017

Review of: Purple Fantasy Folder

I bought one of these for myself. took to work and everybody loved it. since i have ordered three more for co-workers. love this knife. buy one, see for your self. enjoy and thank you very much ACC
Reviewed by: randy, January 27, 2017

Review of: MTech Rescue Folding Knife

Nice heavy-duty knife.  Glad I got one for each driver in my family!
Reviewed by: Dwight, December 08, 2016

Review of: MTech Rescue Folding Knife

Excellent!!! I was looking for something that I could carry that had a blade without the seatbelt cutter and this works. I am an EMT and this is very convenient!
Reviewed by: Glendon, December 02, 2016