Spyderco Assist – One Cool Blade

Looking for a neat survival / rescue knife? You’ll really like the Spyderco Assist.


Spyderco Assist

It is available in black or orange. I like the orange version because it is harder to lose. It has a reversible pocket clip, a survival whistle, VG 10 blunt-tip partially serrated blade, built-in rope cutter and glass breaker. It get’s my neat knife vote for 2011. MSRP: $ 129.95



Spyderco Assist Rope Cutter

Spyderco Assist built in glass breaker.

Spyderco Assist built-in survival whistle.




About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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2 Responses to Spyderco Assist – One Cool Blade

  1. Michael B. Saari says:

    Personally, I don’t care much for serrated blade knifes:
    I use my pocket knives a lot, serrated blades are too difficult to properly sharpen and don’t offer the same abilities as a straight blade folding knife.
    Cold steel makes several san-mai knives that get my vote. They make the large voyager tanto knife with Aus 8 steel along with several straight blade knives such as the trail master which can be purchased in carbon or san-mai steel.


    • gunwriter says:

      I agree, partially. All my blades that get heavy use are non-serrated. However, for a need to use in an emergency only blade, serrations are fine. Especially with the way this knife cuts rope. I don’t think you could pinch a straight blade through a half inch nylon rope as easy as you can this one.

      As you said, sharpening is the thing. And, you can’t skin a deer with a serrated edge 😉

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