Assisted opening knife is one of its kind. It is by design a folding knife which opens up the blade by using an internal mechanism. Once the knife is half opened, it can further be opened up using a thumb stub which is attached to the handle’s side. Often this knife is mistaken for switchblade knives. Although, in these knives first the user has to open the knife about a quarter of the way before knife itself opens up rest of the way. The name of this knife is so because of some assistance required by the knife before it completely opens up. At Best Pocket Knife Hub we have reviewed some of the Best Assisted Opening Knives for you.
How to choose the Best Assisted Opening Knives
- Blade Quality: The foremost point to be kept in mind before choosing the perfect assisted opening knife for yourself, is the blade quality. This is what determines the durability and life of the knife.
- Locking Mechanism: The locking mechanism keeps the blade in its open state and prevents the blade from cutting into your fingers.
- Knife Type: The edge of the blade needs to be decided before you buy your knife. There are three different options, either plain blade, fully serrated blade, or partially serrated combo blade.
- Blade Length: The knife is available with a small blade which is lower than 2.75 inches in length, a medium blade which ranges from 2.75 inches to 4 inches, or knife with a large blade which is more than 4 inches long. All of them have their perks and disadvantages. It all depends on, as we said, the task you wish to perform.