Designed and built in Portland, Oregon, this assisted-opening knife offers Gerber’s smoothest, most consistent deployment to date. Gerber’s B.O.S.S. Tech technology features a stainless steel ball-bearing system to reduce friction and provide stable performance for the long haul. The blade can be opened either left handed or right handed with the help of the dual ramped thumbstuds, and the scratch resistant, removable pocket clip can be repositioned to carry tip up or down. The high quality CPM S30V blade features a stone washed finish and has a high edge retention. Intuitively designed and painstakingly tested, the US-Assist is the next generation of the everyday pocket knife.