Today, Gerber announced the release of the brand new Gerber US-Assist assisted opening folding knife.  Gerber tells us that the US-Assist features “Gerber’s smoothest, most consistent deployment to date. Including B.O.S.S. Tech™, it features a ball-bearing system to reduce friction & provide stable performance for the long haul. Intuitively designed and painstakingly tested, the US-Assist is the next generation of the everyday pocket knife. Designed to last over 10,000 cycles.”


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.

Gerber-US-Assist3The 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.

The Gerber US-Assist also features a scratch-resistant, removable pocket clip, which allows the knife to be carried tip up or tip down and won’t cause any damage.


The Gerber US-Assist employs B.O.S.S. Technology (Balls of Stainless Steel), which uses stainless steel balls to reduce friction for seamless opening.  A cage system keeps the stainless steel balls contained for stable performance over time.

The Details

  • Blade Length: 3.0”
  • Overall Length: 7.2”
  • Blade Material: S30V (also available in 420HC)
  • Handle Material: Glass-filled nylon
  • Lock Type: Plunge lock w/ cross-bolt safety

The US-Assist is available for pre-order at Smoky Mountain Knife Works (SMKW). To get yours click the button below.