Although working in emergency services isn’t a requirement to carrying the Spyderco Assist Black Blade Knife ($84), the desire to be prepared in high-pressure situations is. It features an indestructible blunt-tipped, toothed blade crafted from VG-10 material that easily slices through seat belts or any other fibrous obstacle, along with a rapid deployment Cobra Hood grip, a retractable carbide tip for breaking glass, and a survival whistle built in to the handle. And when split seconds really count, a die-cut pattern on the inside of the handle allows for quickly cutting ropes or lines by simply squeezing the handle and blade together in your hand.
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