In today’s world, speed is the name of the game for just about everything. Whether it’s food, information, or travel, we want things done quickly, and we notice when they’re not. Pocket knives are no different. Over the years spring assisted flipper knives have evolved to be highly efficient tools that many people use every day. As you might expect, they have become extremely popular as well.
How do they work?
There’s some confusion about how these knives work, and that’s understandable because there are a lot of knives on the market that are very similar.
The main thing to remember is these knives are not automatic, they are not switchblades. Spring assisted flipper knives require the user to apply force to get the blade moving during the opening process. This is usually done using a thumb stud or lever, which is called a flipper.
Once the blade gets moving, the spring assisted mechanism takes over and opens the blade very quickly. This can all be done with one hand too, making these knives super convenient.
Why not buy an automatic knife?
If faster is better, why not buy the fastest type of knife? Sounds good, but automatic knives are highly regulated. In many areas, they are limited to military, law enforcement, and EMS personnel. With a spring assisted knife, you’ll own a great knife and stay on the right side of the law too.
With a little practice, these knives can be opened almost as quickly as automatic varieties. Before you know it, you’ll have the benefit of a quick draw with the convenience of a folder that’s easy to carry and conceal too.
Quick and easy deployment is key for self-defense for obvious reasons, but it’s great for every other task also. The faster you deploy the blade, the more time you save. Plus, you can do it one handed, so it doesn’t get much better than that.
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