fingerguard

fingerguard

(ˈfɪŋɡəˌɡɑːd)
n
something that protects the fingers
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Flipper opening designs employ a projection on the blade, which protrudes upward when the knife is closed, and often functions as a fingerguard when it's open.
The 154CM blade is 3.5" long, and when opened, its flipper doubles as a fingerguard. A soldier serving in Iraq was using the original black-bladed MT-5 Kunitse as a down-and-dirty utility knife, and asked Jared if he could get one with a head-blasted blade to keep clean and razor-sharp.