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NRS Neko Knife


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Neko Knife

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

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

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.

>Rating: 5

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!

>Rating: 5

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.


Knife on Shoulder

>Rating: 4

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.