This week the Spotlight falls on Cold Steel’s first ever assisted opening folder, the Swift. This is an excellent knife featuring the kind of solid construction you’ve come to expect from Cold Steel, and with the kind of stylish design you expect from knifemaker Andrew Demko.

Let’s jump right in with the assisted opening action. Deployment is handled via the dual thumb studs, and it is fast and energetic. Just a little nudge is going to send this speeding out in smooth, satisfying fashion. Blade is a modified spear point with either a satin finish or a slick tactical black. A nice, strong lockback keeps the blade securely extended.

Handle is a black G10 that offers a lot of texture for grip. The shape is really ergonomic, with a perfect curve to the back letting this knife sit just right in the palm. The finger indent lets it rest very comfortably, and they’ve included some jimping and a light thumb ramp on the spine of the blade to enable finer control.

There’s a super sturdy pocket clip allowing for tip-up carry. Included in the box is an alternate clip to affix to the other side of the handle, letting you carry the knife on the left or right side.

Overall, the Swift is a robust, slim folder, and an excellent first step into the assisted genre for Cold Steel. To learn more about this model, click here. To see our entire inventory visit