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NRS Pilot Knife

    NRS Pilot Knife

    Whether you're a recreational boater or a freshwater rescue professional, the NRS Pilot knife fits the bill with convenient access and a quick-release design.

    • $44.95

    Item # 853034

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    • Versatile blade features both straight and serrated edges for all kinds of cutting tasks; blunt tip helps protect against accidental punctures of gear and skin
    • Glass-reinforced nylon sheath locks the knife in place, yet releases it instantly when you squeeze both sides of the release; sheath attaches firmly to a PFD lash tab or belt
    • The NRS Pilot knife is made of a single, solid piece of 420 HC stainless steel with glass-reinforced polypropylene scales added to the contoured handle for enhanced grip
    • Handle features a bottle opener and a glass-breaker tip

    This knife can't be shipped to New York.


    Item 853034

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    NRS Pilot Knife Specs
    Best use
    Partially serrated
    3 inches
    Glass-reinforced polypropylene with TPR overmold
    420 HC stainless steel
    (Knife) 3.5 / (knife with sheath) 5.5 ounces
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    Lanyard ring

    NRS Pilot Knife

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    Rated 4.2857/5 based on 7 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by frombig I had a Gerber river knife which detached unexpectedly. So I ordered this one, and it's great in looks and ease of detaching from the sheath, but I am still trying to figure out how to attach it to my pfd.
    Date published: 2013-08-12
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromperfect this is the best deal ever
    Date published: 2013-04-26
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromgreat sheath system. knife ok grips not The highlight is the confidence inspiring sheath which locks tight and releases without a snag. the knife itself fits the bill as an emergency knife for watersports but isn't exceptional in any way. The grips are disappointing and are pealing away, it will be going back and i'll give it one more chance. until i get a replacement with grips that work i couldnt recommend the knife
    Date published: 2013-04-29
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGood on dry land This emergency knife travels well, and has been durable for me. The quillon on mine is a bit different, and it doesn't have a cord notch, or saw teeth (just a double grind). I think the cord notch should be on the other side, however. It's nice to have an emergency knife that is less likely to stab me, and allows for throwing cuts rather than just pulling cuts. Makes a decent emergency screwdriver and wedge, also. Overall, it has been useful. Thankfully I have not had to slash through webbing with it, but have confidence that I could. Worry free sheath-lock is solid, and allows for rapid deployment even from awkward angles, but does require ability to pinch and grip simultaneously. That could be a problem in certain situations.
    Date published: 2013-05-20
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGood Performance I carry this knife mostly for emergencies (overboard, caught by line, etc.) while boating. It han't been put to the ultimate test yet, but it could save someone's life some day. The sheath is a bit difficult to clip on/off a belt, but once on, it is secure. The knife has always stayed in the sheath, but is in my hand instantly when the release is squeezed. It's not the most comfortable knife to hold for extended work. I wouldn't choose it as my only knife, but it's extremely practical for a quick job or an emergency. Its other potential functions (bottle opener, glass breaker, light pry bar) increase its utility. The blade was reasonably sharp out of the box. I've had it out on the water several times (although not actually immersed) without corrosion issues.
    Date published: 2013-12-09
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromExcellent Knife I got this knife after I purchased another kayak and new PFD. The kayak PFD has the latching system that this knife sheath attaches to perfectly. The knife is easy to get out of the sheath in the event of an emergency or if it was needed fast, but it is held very secure when not needed. It is a perfect addition to my PFD, I never kayak with out a knife,
    Date published: 2013-03-31
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromknice knife Very useful tool, very well designed, sharp blade and the flat head screwdriver tip comes in handy, quick release is awesome and goes back into sheath easily.
    Date published: 2013-06-19

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