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If you're caught in a strainer and the only thing keeping you from flushing downstream is a branch-snagged PFD strap, you'll be happy to have NRS' Neko knife handy to get you out of the situation. With a stainless steel hybrid blunted tip, the Neko is the perfect option for the boater who spends most of their time on inflatables. And the knife's hybrid blade pulls double duty between cutting rope and spreading PB&J—just don't forget to clean it when you're finished.
- A blunt-tip river knife for emergency situations
- Serrated and smooth blade for versatile cutting
- Friction-release sheath holds blade solid
- Contoured and rubberized handle is grippable when wet
- Built-in bottle opener for flat river sections
- Item #NRS008M
- Blade Material
- 420 HC stainless steel
- full metal tang, TPU overmold
- Blade Length
- [blunt tip] 2.25in, [pointed tip] 2.5in
- Blade Type
- Blade Shape
- blunt tip
- Sheath Included
- fiberglass-reinforced nylon
- [blunt tip] 5.75in, [pointed tip] 6in
- Claimed Weight
- [knife] 2.9oz, [sheath] 0.6oz
- Manufacturer Warranty
- limited lifetime
What do you think about this product?
December 26, 2020
I Like It
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 5` 9"
- 160 lbs
Knife release procedure is simple and quick. I chose this knife because it looked simpler and safer than release on other NRSs. Grip fits my hand well. The sheath clipped onto my PFD without a problem. I like that the overall length of the knif is the shortest on the market. Because of that, I think it's less likely to snag on things.
May 15, 2020
Say Hello to my Little Friend
- I've put it through the wringer
For me it always seems like river knives are either bulky, or don’t stay in their sheaths. This knife is low profile (looks great on my Ninja PFD!), and it doesn’t fall out of the sheath! It’s exactly what I want in a river knife. The sheath grabs the knife on the flat part of the knife, not the sides, so it’s way more secure. I did think it was a little hard to pull out of the sheath while holding it, but once I mounted it on the lash tab on my vest, I never have any issue pulling it out. The bottle opener is pretty nice for the take-out too!
Ted D. McKay
May 6, 2020
Great sheath to knife relationship.
- I've used it several times
The interface between the sheath and knife is a great design and improvement over the one I grew up with. The chances of the knife coming out unintentionally is almost impossible. I like the small profile of it, as it less to get in the way on my PFD when doing sea kayak self-rescues or tandem-recues. From a safety standpoint, I like that only one side of the blade is sharp, so I can work confidently without worrying about doing harm to myself. Great knife.
July 16, 2019
Knife on Shoulder
August 1, 2017
Love the green color
you never know when you are going to need to jump into action to rescue a fellow boater who was silly enough to bring bottled beer instead of cans....the Neko's bottle opening handle will allow you to spring into action, open the beer AND slice off a piece of cheese. After your fellow boaters have stopped cheering your name you will be hard pressed to forget your trusty liberator of cold beverages thanks to the bright green handle.