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 knife 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 knives styles from manufacturers like Kershaw, Elk Ridge, M Tech and Tac Force

  • Shogun assisted opening EDC knife from Wartech has Shogun mask print on one side, frame lock, belt clip, katana like blade


    Folder of the Shogun

    # 404491

    This Asian inspired EDC knife is a real beauty and fierce as well. The solid stainless steel handle with frame lock is stout in the hand. The Shogun mask print on one side is handsome and demonic at the same time.   This Asian inspired EDC knife...
  • AB Elite BB Grunt Pocket Knife

    American Buffalo Knife and Tool

    AB Elite BB Grunt Pocket Knife

    # 404798

    Here’s a short folding knife with a swelled handle designed to comfortably and securely fit in your palm. The upswept blade spine gives you a generous sized thumb rest for maximum control. Assisted opening with ball bearing pivot system...
  • Rite Edge Dragon Eye Folding Knife

    Rite Edge

    Rite Edge Dragon Eye Folding Knife

    # 404746

    The power of a dragon, condensed to fit in your hand! This all black, assisted opening folder is a deadly threat to everyday cutting needs. The aluminum handle makes the knife light and is highly detailed with scales and other dragon-like surfaces. And...
  • Rite Edge American Flag Pocket Knife/Money Clip

    Rite Edge

    American Flag Money Clip Knife

    # 404758

    Spring assisted folder doubles as a money clip, or use the wide clip to wear it on your belt, waistband or pocket’s edge. American flag handle.   Conveniently keep Old Glory with you as a reminder of the sacrifices made by our fighting men...
  • Police Rescue Knife

    Tac Force

    Police Rescue Knife

    # 403624

    This urban rescue knife features a stainless steel blade with fast assisted opening mechanism, glass breaker end and belt cutter.  This Police Rescue Knife offers good looks, comfort and performance fit for the Boys in Blue. Liner lock and a fast...
  • Dark Breeze Rainbow Folder

    Tac Force

    Dark Breeze Rainbow Folder

    # 404593

    This spring assisted fantasy pocket knife has a blade that resembles a dragon's face if you use your imagination, and the wavy contours in the metal scales subtly suggest leathery wings. Liner lock with removable belt/pocket clip.  This fantasy...
  • Kershaw Grinder Folding Pocket Knife

    Kershaw Knives

    Kershaw Grinder Folding Pocket Knife

    # 404320

    The Grinder offers a blade is made of 4Cr13MoV steel with a glass-filled nylon handle. Features SpeedSafe® assisted opening, flipper, liner lock and a reversible pocket clip.  The Kershaw Grinder is designed to be put to work. The Grinder offers a...
  • Kershaw Flitch Pocket Knife

    Kershaw Knives

    Kershaw Flitch Pocket Knife

    # 404387

    With its' modified drop-point 8Cr13MoV stonewashed stainless steel blade, top swedge and strong finger contouring, the Flitch offers a tactical look at a value price that could make this Kershaw your new favorite every day carry knife.  With its'...

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