Meet the Gerber US-Assist S30V knife. Since 1939, the Portland-based manufacturer has been building products for hunters, soldiers, and tradesmen the world over and are known for quality and dependable gear. This new assisted-opening knife is no different, and is considered Gerber’s smoothest release to date.
With a three-inch S30V stone-washed blade and glass-filled nylon handle, the US-Assist not only functions with precision but looks clean while doing so. It features ball-bearing technology for smooth deployment, a scratch-resistant and removable pocket clip, fixed to allow users to carry the knife either tip up or tip down. There’s a plunge lock for safety, cross-bolt safety that locks the blade either closed or open, and features ambidextrous one-hand opening technology because those left-handed knife-wielding fanatics need some love as well. So if you’re looking to pick up an American-made knife from a trusted brand that’s been in the business for over 75 years, then be sure to keep you eyes open for the November release of the US-Assist. Prices have yet to be released. [Purchase]