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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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Eagle Folder

#404195
This assisted opening, liner lock folding knife from Tac Force has wood scales and an eagle etch on one side and black pocket clip.
$8.95

Black Rescue Knife

#404192
The Black Rescue folding knife by MTech is designed for the urban situations where survival and rescue are paramount.
$9.95

Dragon Fang Blue

#403628
A perfect blend of fantasy and function, the Dragon Fang Blue single edge dagger style folder feature a fast assisted opening blade and a glass breaker end.
$8.95

We The People Knife

#404289
This assisted opening folding knife has the American Flag and "We the People" etched into the clip point blade. Includes a removable pocket clip.
$12.95

Midnight Ops Folder

#404377
This assisted opening knife from Tac Force has an embossed skull on the one side of the stainless steel handle.
$14.95

Midnight Ops Tanto

#404292
This assisted opening folding knife has a Tanto blade with deep blue finish and aluminum scales.
$12.95

Feather Folder

#404303
This assisted opening knife has fine lines etched on its stainless steel blade. Features a glass breaker and seat belt cutter. Strong liner lock, includes pocket clip. Overall 8-1/8 inches.
$9.95

Industrial Folder

#404304
This MTech folding knife has high grade stainless steel scales and liners. Frame lock includes pocket clip. Overall 8-1/4 inches.
$9.95

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