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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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Proud American

#404142
Feel the patriot within you with this MTech Xtreme Don't Tread On Me folding knife.
$11.95

Don’t Tread On Me

#404143
Feel the patriot within you with this MTech Xtreme Don't Tread On Me folding knife.
$11.95

Alien Folder

#403913
This Alien Folder by Tac-Force features fast assisted opening with a liner lock. Handle incorporates a glass breaker and bottle opener. Includes pocket clip.
$11.95

Purple Dragon Strike Rescue Folder

#403652
This multi tool stainless steel folder by Tac Force is an assisted opening knife with aluminium scales. Features a seat belt cutter and a glass breaker. Includes pocket clip. Overall 6 inches.
$8.95

Police Rescue Knife

#403624
This urban rescue knife features a stainless steel blade with fast assisted opening mechanism, glass breaker end and belt cutter.
$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

Dragon Fang Red

#403627
A perfect blend of fantasy and function, the Dragon Fang Red single edge dagger style folder feature a fast assisted opening blade and a glass breaker end.
$8.95

Tac-Force Desert Digital Karambit

#403586
This karambit is built for tactical function and it features an assisted opening blade for super fast deployment in the field.
$9.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Buck Quickfire Assisted Opening Folding Knife

Well made, useful and an excellent weapon and tool.
Reviewed by: Patrick, February 11, 2019

Review of: MTech Evolution Folding Knife

Well made, nice looking.
Strong clip keeps it from falling from my pocket.
Stays low in my pocket.
A nice knife to carry.
Reviewed by: Eric, February 08, 2019

Review of: MTech Clipper Pocket Knife

Sheepsfoot type mostly-straight blade is easy to sharpen. Modern design looks great. Ball bearing hinge is so smooth you don't need assisted opening. The handle is sized just right for adult hands, not too short or too bulky, and with a confident grip. Construction looks solid and I have high hopes that it will last. Thanks for carrying such a quality product at very accessible price.
Reviewed by: Sean, November 11, 2018