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NRS Pilot Knife

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    Pilot Knife

    NRS designed its Pilot Knife specifically for freshwater boaters and rescue professionals due to the extreme convenience it adds to the water world. The stainless steel blade features a blunt tip so you don't accidentally puncture your boat or yourself, and the edge has smooth and serrated sections to help you cut through a variety of objects. NRS added a rust-resistant coating to the blade to keep it shiny and sharp for a long time.

    The glass-reinforced polypropylene handle utilizes a TPR over-mold to give you a good grip, and it features a rope-cutting hook, a glass-breaking point at the end, a bottle opener, and a square hole that doubles as a valve wrench for oxygen tanks. NRS made the sheath out of glass-reinforced nylon to keep it strong, and two release mechanisms prevent the blade from falling out while you paddle. The sheath attaches to PFD lash tabs so you can always access it.

    • A river-rider's best friend for freshwater boating and rescue
    • 420HC stainless steel stays sharp and resists corrosion
    • Textured handle provides a reliable grip in wet conditions
    • Fiberglass-reinforced nylon sheath clips conveniently to your PFD
    • Hybrid blade provides both slicing and sawing power
    • Rope cutting hook and glass-breaking point deliver extra mechanism
    • Square hole in handle doubles as a an oxygen tank valve wrench
    • Bottle opener adds convenience for multi-day rafting trips
    • Item #NRS006R

    Tech Specs

    Blade Material
    420HC stainless steel
    Blade Finish
    [orange, blue, and green handle] matte, [black handle] PVD-coating
    glass-reinforced polypropylene
    Blade Length
    Blade Type
    Blade Shape
    blunt tip
    Sheath Included
    fiberglass-reinforced nylon
    [total length] 7.38in
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    freshwater boating, freshwater paddling
    Manufacturer Warranty

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      Great knife that sits snug on the PFD if you have one that's compatible. This knife is easily accessible and pops smoothly in and out of the sheath. Very well thought out piece of equipment and packs a lot of functionality into a small package.

      The Best

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is the only river knife for me. Commercial guides and private boaters alike trust their lives to this very well thought out piece of gear. Best for saving you or your buddies life...or slicing avocados on the banks...

      The best river knife

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This thing is tough as nails, and the perfect fit for any river rat. It is slightly longer than the co-pilot so if you're in the market for a shorter blade for for the co-pilot. Other than that they're exactly the same construction. The sheath is perfect as well.

      Great gift for Fire/Rescue

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I purchased this knife for a family member who's a firefighter and heads up the USAR program. So far, he's enjoying its utility, it's light weight and nice handle! So far so good. Should probably buy another for myself!

      Awesome river knife but maybe a bit big?

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Everything Devin and Wes said below, is totally on point. But, this is a pretty big knife for the square patch on your pfd and it might be better to go with the co-pilot because you will get everything from this knife, in a smaller package and it doesn't have the point on the hilt which if you have a fiberglass or glass boat, it makes sense.. but I'm always afraid of puncturing my raft when hoping back in my raft because it sticks out like that, so i picked up the co-pilot and I've been using that since. On the other side of things though, that's an excellent puncher for shotgunning beers at camp. So pick your poison. No matter what, co-pilot or pilot, they are amazing knives for when as Wes put it... S*** hits the fan.

      Great addition to you PFD

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      If you PFD has a square or diamond shaped slot, it means it's compatible with this knife and sheath. The holster allows it to attach securely to your pfd, with a squeeze grip that allows you to easily remove it from it's sheath and use it in that rare emergency situation you might need it.
      The stainless steel is really resistant to rust and considering how little you'll use it to actually cut things, this knife will stay sharp for years.

      Kayaker or Rafters Best Friend

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Sometimes s*** hits the fan and you are trapped under water wrapped in nylon. In that moment the last thing you want to have to worry about is your knife. NRS specifically designed this knife for these scenarios. With a serrated edge backed up by a seat belt cutter cutting though nylon straps is a breeze. The blunted tip makes sure you dont puncture your flipped boat or you spleen. The sheath is easy to use and keeps the blade secure when its not in use. And the bottle opener is for the celebrator beers after a safe trip down the river.

      So fancy, now look out or ill cut you!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Stay back hes got a knife! Hey watch out you'll poke some ones eye out with that thing buddy! This is great always need to keep a knife handy in case i have to chop a fouled up anchor line and it will open my beer too! Get the orange one so you can find it if it goes overboard duh.. Tech tip take the knife out of sheath and press the lash tang out some to get it on a pfd lash tab easily.

      Handy little knife

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Haven't had to actually use it in a whitewater situation but attaches nicely to my PFD and stays out of the way. Never worried about it falling off.

      Great Paddle Knife

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      i added these to mine and my wife's paddle jackets. haven't used them too much but they are accessible and easy to use.

      Unanswered Question

      Does anyone make a lighter case/holder for this knife? I have the Ti model and I am pretty sure the case weighs more than the knife.