Spyderco C79PSBBK Assist Rescue Folding Knife 3-11/16" VG10 Black Combo Blade, Black FRN Handles, Whistle, Retractable Window Breaker


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SP79PSBBK: C79PSBBK Assist I Rescue Folding Knife

Emergency responders, law enforcement officers and service professionals have made the Assist an indispensable part of their working gear. Its serrated blade offers tremendous cutting power and includes a PlainEdge section for detail work. The patented lift-and-pry blunt tip prevents accidental punctures and offers limited prying capability. A Cobra Hood ensures positive blade deployment even while wearing gloves, and doubles as a thumb platform during use. Its retractable, replaceable carbide glass breaker extends when the closed blade is squeezed into the handle, and finger grooves in the handle allow scissor cutting of rope and cord with the partially open blade. This multi-function rescue tool even includes an emergency whistle in the handle.

  • Carbide glass breaker and whistle
  • Ambidextrous tip-up clip
  • David Boye Dent
  • Bi-Directional Textured 3-D Black FRN Handles
  • Cobra Hood
  • Hollow-ground blade
  • Blade Length: 3-11/16" (94 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3-3/16" (81 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4-7/8" (124 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8-3/8" (213 mm)
  • Steel: VG-10 Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 4 oz. (115 g)
  • Edge: Partially Serrated
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 716104006823

The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
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5 out of 5
Jun 25, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
What a knife!
Spyderco never seems to disappoint. This knife feels great in the hand. I love how the window breaker retracts when you're holding the knife closed in your palm with just a little pressure up and down. The grooves on the top of the knife help a lot with that. The 'Cobra Hood' is great to help with deployment and the VG10 steel is wicked sharp as ever. I haven't tested the blunt tip with prying anything but we'll see. The whistle actually emits a pretty high screech so that's important if you're out in the wilderness away from civilization and you need to find people. This is one knife that packs a punch with all it's capabilities; it's a multi-tool of a knife.
5 out of 5
Santiago S.
Bogotá, D.C., Other
Mar 29, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Impressive knife
Overall great knife, it feels really sturdy when you hold the knife in the hand, well balanced and with an amazing cutting edge. The only but is the opening. I do not know if it is because of the size of the knife, but the use of the Spyderco hole requires almost a double action movement (like a two times process), in order to get the knife securely opened. Nevertheless, it is a great purchase, for an affordable price.
5 out of 5
Steven C
Mercersburg, Pa
Apr 16, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
A pleasure to use. Excellent value.
I work frequently with rope. I wanted a serrated blade and rescue features. This is one of the nicest knives I have worked with. Excellent balance, handle texture provides superior grip, and very easy to open with either hand from any position. Spring clip keeps the knife safe on a belt or pocket edge. Super sharp blade and large serrations make easy work of any rope. I like the rounded tip of the blade-- I don't use this knife for piercing, so it is actually easier/safer to close the blade, and safer to handle when open. I wasn't sure about the 'scissor' cut feature, but it is really handy for quickly cutting twine or small diameter rope without opening the blade. The whistle and glass breaker are nice touches.
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