Emergency responders, law enforcement officers and service professionals have made the Assist an indispensable part of their working gear. Its serrated blade offers tremendous cutting power and includes a PlainEdge section for detail work. The patented lift-and-pry blunt tip prevents accidental punctures and offers limited prying capability. A Cobra Hood ensures positive blade deployment even while wearing gloves, and doubles as a thumb platform during use. Its retractable, replaceable carbide glass breaker extends when the closed blade is squeezed into the handle, and finger grooves in the handle allow scissor cutting of rope and cord with the partially open blade. This multi-function rescue tool even includes an emergency whistle in the handle.