New: Kershaw Scrambler BlackWash

The Kershaw Scrambler was introduced at Blade Show in 2013, but this year it’s coming out with a sweet BlackWash-finished blade and handle. The Scrambler is spring assisted, and it features Kershaw’s SpeedSafe opening system that’s really quick. The blade is made of 8Cr13MoV steel, which has a hardness of 58-59 and is also quite resistant to corrosion. The flat-ground top swedge gives the drop … Continue reading

Knives: Manual vs. Assisted vs. Automatic

You might know what the differences are between a manual, spring assisted, and automatic knife, but do you know what the benefits and drawbacks are for each knife type? I sure didn’t before I started working at Blade HQ, so I figured some of you might not, either. Here’s a look at the differences between these three different kinds of knives.   Automatic Knives Automatic knives are really … Continue reading

Assisted Opening Knives

First off, welcome to! We’re glad you found us and we hope we can provide some helpful information for you about assisted knives. We’re big fans and we’ll post about what’s cool & new, what’s hot and what’s not. We’re not going to pretend that we don’t have an agenda (we do- we operate several online stores), but we are committed to spring assisted knives. That should be obvious!

We recommend you take a look at out “About Assisted Knives” page. It contains information on the following topics:

  • What is an assisted opening knife?
  • How do assisted knives work?
  • Who makes assisted opening knives?
  • How much to they cost?
  • Are assisted knives the same as switchblades?
  • Are there legality issues with assisted knives?
  • Where can I find assisted knives for sale?

Other than that bookmark us, sit back and wait for the assisted knife goodness to flow. We’ll probably update at least once each week, depending on knives products, industry news and so fourth. If there are specific questions you have or information you’re looking for please feel free to leave us a comment! Thanks for visiting.