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19 August 2016

Product Review: Gerber US-ASSIST Folding Knife

The US-ASSIST assisted-opening knife, designed and built in Portland, OR/USA by Gerber, is the company’s smoothest, most consistent deployment to date. Employing B.O.S.S. (Balls of Stainless Steel) Technology, using stainless steel balls to reduce friction for seamless opening (a cage system keeps the stainless steel balls contained for stable performance over time), the knife features a ball-bearing system to reduce friction and provide stable performance for the long haul.
Intuitively designed and painstakingly tested, the US-ASSIST is the next generation of the everyday pocket knife, according to the company.

The specialty stonewashed finish of the modified drop point blade has a timeless aesthetic, and because it’s made of premium CPM S30V steel, it will hold an edge, resist corrosion, and stand up to very tough every day use. It features a scratch-resistant, removable pocket clip can be carried tip up or tip down and will not cause damage. The assisted-blade has ambidextrous ramped thumb studs that make it easy to open, and the plunge lock and cross-bolt safety system ensure stable use in the open position or closed position.