4 1/2″ blade, overall length 9 1/2″ 304 series Stainless Steel or high grade Beta Alloy Titanium Patented locking mechanism securely locks knife in sheath, but releases easily with a squeeze of the handle (Patent # 5,926,959) Variable mounting options: Rubber leg straps are included, Molded belt clip on sheath Optional “barnacle nuts” and bolts for mounting through fabric. Sold separately.
Cutting during emergency situations requires that Save and Serve Professionals have a readily accessible knife and are able to quickly and safely cut around people in hectic surroundings. Performance, ergonomics and comfortable use are all key elements needed in a rescue knife.
Spyderco named this knife after its principal job function, to Assist. The Assist was designed for emergency/fire/rescue professionals (and for the well-equipped civilian) who rely on their knives to function flawlessly under pressure.