Switchblade has a subtle way of telling people not to get too close- he's covered the exterior of his body with jagged metal-rending spines. Despite this prickly exterior, Switchblade has forged a close bond with his partner Ripsnorter, creating a devastating battlefield combo.
Switchblade carries a thermo-laser blaster magnetically clamped to his left thigh.
Marvel Comics UK continuity
Switchblade was struck from behind with an incendiary missile. The explosion (combined with his flying spines) destroyed his partner Ripsnorter as well.