But what do I gain from having one? Is having an auto opener or an assistant opener a necessity or an aesthetic?
I want to be really clear if somebody else wants an auto opener or an assisted opener great. I have no problem with that.
I just don't see what I'm gaining from having one. I had a CRKT igniter assisted opener and it was more of a pain in the ass then it was worth.
I like the Benchmade Freak but I could never bring myself to buy one (Assuming SWMBO we'll even authorize the purchase) because I just couldn't come up with a single application in my life where an assisted opener would be necessary. Cool to have? Sure but not necessary.
I'm not trying to criticize other people's choice of an assisted opener or an auto opener.
I started this discussion hoping that somebody could explain to me what makes an assisted opener or an auto opener necessary.
I know this is going to sound insulting before I say it but that's not my intent. One thing I noticed is it nobody that's responded to this discussion has been able to say well my assistant opener or my auto opener was useful for this specific function and that's why I bought it.
I don't know what your occupation is but I'm a maintenance worker at a factory. I have the Buck 110 auto. Many times I've had to cut something while my other hand is occupied holding. An assisted opener or an auto is great for that. Especially if you're up in the on a ladder or scissor lift. Frequently, for me, a one handed opener is invaluable.