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Both rescue professionals and recreational boaters will really love the features of the NRS Pilot Knife. Not only does its unique design attract attention, the sheath provides convenient access and release of the knife when you need it most.
  • An excellent knife for freshwater boating and rescue. For saltwater use, choose the NRS Titanium Pilot Knife.
  • The cutting edge has both smooth and serrated sections plus a rope cutting hook.
  • The blunt tip design protects against unintentional puncture of your gear or yourself! Also doubles as a flat-head screwdriver.
  • The unique sheath firmly locks the knife in place and only lets it go when you squeeze both sides of the release.
  • The contoured handle and rubberized grip gives you maximum control of the blade.
  • The sheath clip attaches firmly to a PFD lash tab.
  • The handle has a built in glass breaking tip on the end.
  • Also included is a bottle opener in the handle of the knife.

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  • video: NRS Pilot and Co-Pilot Knife Video
    NRS Pilot and Co-Pilot Knife Video
    Length:4:09
Blade Material: 420 HC Stainless Steel
Handle Material: Glass-reinforced polypropylene with TPR over mold
Sheath Material: Fiberglass-reinforced nylon
Total Length: 7.38"
Blade Length: 3"
Weight: 5.5 oz
Knife only Weight: 3.5 oz
Blade Edge: Smooth and serrated
Blade Tip: Blunt
Features:
  • Matte finish on yellow handle model
  • PVD coating on black handle model
  • Rope cutting hook
  • Glass-breaking point at handle end
  • Square hole in handle doubles as a valve wrench for an Oxygen tank
  • Bottle opener hole in handle

video: NRS Pilot and Co-Pilot Knife Video

NRS Pilot and Co-Pilot Knife Video (4:09)

Both rescue professionals and recreational boaters will really love the features of the NRS Pilot and Co-Pilot Knife. Not only does their unique design attract attention, their sheath provides convenient access and release of the knife when you need it most.

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  • NRS Pilot Knife

    Q:

    Does the knife case have screws to secure to pdf?
    Asked on 12/13/2013 by Hannah from Cincinnati, OH

    25 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      no. I just clipped it to my lash tab on my pfd in the Grand Canyon.

      Answered on 12/17/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, it does not have screws. It does not need them… Pretty much all PDF's have a square or diamond shaped thing on the front of the vest for attaching things (like the knife) to. The back of the knife case has a (slide-on) clip for clipping directly onto this piece of the vest. But one thing… This clip is very difficult to remove once you have put it on the vest, so before you put it on, make sure the position you plan to use, is the correct one for you. Hope that helps. Good luck. :-)

      Answered on 12/15/2013 by Utah Dave from Logan, Utah
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No there is only a clip that fits on the square attachment mount on most pfds
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 12/14/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The knife case has a clip to clip it to a plastic receptacle that most
      modern quality life jackets have.

      Answered on 12/14/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I believe you meant PFD- personal floatation device? The product description says, “The sheath attaches firmly to a PFD lash tab.”

      Answered on 12/14/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No it does not have screws. It uses the standard rescue pfd plastic clip.
      Sent from my iPod

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No screws to secure to pfd. simply a place where you attach it to pfd accessory strap that wraps around the shoulder strap. Mine
      works great and is easy to unleash the blade when you need it, whether it's for a life saving slice or for spreading that cream
      cheese on your favorite bagel!!

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by kokopelli from Hood River, OR
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't recall if screws were supplied for the case.
      However, I attached mine to my PFD with nylon zip ties, cinched up tight.
      Mark

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, there are no screws for mounting, but there is a very durable clip on the back that clips onto the PFD at the bracket on the front. I have never had the knife come loose or come off of the PFD accidentally. Once it is placed in the bracket, it is a very solid fit. You can remove it to make adjustments if you need to but it will not accidentally come dislodged from your PFD. Notice the square patch on the left side. That is where the knife goes. It can be mounted horizontal or vertical on the vest.

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Joe from South East
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The knife attaches to a PFD lash tab with a plastic clip located on the back of the knife sheath.

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The sheath has a clip that clips to a lash tab on your PFD. There are no screws. It can also be clipped to a belt.

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It does not come with screws. It has a clip with a lip that wraps a strap loop on my vest. It stays very secure during very high activity level. It has never come off. By memory I think it does have appropriate void space to use a pan head screw with a button/acorn lock nut to screw to a vest.
      Aaron Adams

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Hannah, the sheath has a clip on the back that's designed to fasten on a lash tab, that black square you see on many life jackets. Here's a video that shows how to remove a sheath from a lash tab - http://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/how_to_knife_lash_tab.asp

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No screws, the sheath is one-piece, molded ABS plastic. Most pfd's have a
      square tab that it will attach to. It stays very secure on my Ninja. I
      love mine.

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Runner Mike from Kansas City, Missouri
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No it has a securement clip. You can clip it to the webbing on the buckle of your pfd if your pfd doesn't have one of those rubber attachment squares built into it. It Barley clips into my big water jacket but the knife is very nice.

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It doesn't have screws but a clip on it to attach to lash tabs.
      -Richard
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It doesn't have any screws, just a big clip to the pdf tab.

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It doesn't have screws, but a clip in the back. The clip is pretty hardy. I have it strapped to my Astral PFD - It's been through some pretty gnarly whitewater and survived waves in the Atlantic ocean from beach launches in my sea kayak. Hope this helps.

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The knife sheath does not have screws; it has a clip on the back that
      easily hooks on to the lash tab or could fit into a zippered pocket (if
      there is no lash tab).

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Phil from Saint Cloud, MN
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No it slides into an opening on your PFD and it is very secure.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No there is a clip that attaches to your pdf
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No. It clips into a plastic attachment point that are on all white water
      PFD’s. Some PFD’s have multiple attachment points. It’s very secure and
      the sheath is almost impossible to get out once you clip it in.

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Hannah,
      No it does not.
      Ham Robbins
      "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free
      state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, SHALL NOT BE
      INFRINGED"

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Actually there are no screws, only a clip that is part of the sheath. Fits pretty securely to the pre installed attachment points on my NRS Chinook PFD. It doesn't quite lay flat and sort of lops forward so I have it on the shoulder strap on my upper chest.
      Craig
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, just slides onto lash tab. 
      From my Android phone on T-Mobile. The first nationwide 4G network.

      Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Pilot Knife

    Q:

    How do I sharpening this knife? any guide to do it?
    Asked on 8/27/2013 by Ivan from Los Angeles, CA

    1 answer

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Take it to a knife sharpener. Unless you have been hacking away at
      wood and rocks you should not need to.

      Answered on 8/28/2013 by Mountain Momma from Laramie, WY
  • NRS Pilot Knife

    Q:

    Which knife is better this one or the titanium version
    Asked on 8/12/2013 by Matt from Whitestone NY

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I can't compare the titanium version, but the pilot knife style is great, easy to carry and easy to get to from its case. Either material should be great!

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Matt, it depends on where you're using it. For freshwater use the stainless steel model is fine. If you plan on using it on salt water, the titanium model has superior corrosion resistance.

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Pilot Knife

    Q:

    Just curious what purposes you see the blunt side of the blade being used for. Was thinking about sharpening it but wanted to see what the manufacturers intended purpose for it was before I did it.

    Thanks
    Chris Haun
    Asked on 8/11/2013 by Fixitagain from La Center, Washington

    14 answers

    • A:

      I use it for shucking oysters

      Answered on 9/10/2013 by Vincent Gbone from San Diego, Ca
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Spreading cream cheese on bagels.

      Answered on 8/28/2013 by Mountain Momma from Laramie, WY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I thought it was funny that the blunt side was advertised as an excellent cream cheese spreader whe I purchased it! As it turns out, that's about all it truly is good
      for!! Still like the knife.

      Answered on 8/17/2013 by kokopelli from Hood River, OR
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Just for starters, I’ve used it for leverage to use on things that are jammed or frozen together. (In Alaska it happens!)

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Chris,
      From what I understand it is supposed to be used around inflatables, rafts,
      etc. It prevents an accidental puncture of the boat. Interestingly, not
      long after purchasing it, I took a whitewater rescue class. We were taught
      that in a desperate situation you might sometimes want to puncture a raft
      as a last ditch effort to unpin someone. Hope this help.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Dan from Worcester Mass.
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use the blunt side of the blade to spread hummus or peanut butter on my bagel. I think it's meant to be used for utilitarian purposes and not for cutting.
      Ted Wright

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hmmm.... I've considered this myself and opted not to sharpen, thinking
      that for emergency use you use that area to get under the rope or whatever
      without cutting yourself and then use the serrated edges for cutting the
      line.
      Paul

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This message was originally HTML formatted. View in a HTML capable client to see the original version.\r\n\r\n
      The blunt side of the knife is for spreading peanut butter so you dont dull the sharp edge when needed in an emergency.

      Answered on 8/11/2013 by Noreen from Bluff, UT
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      In rafting you don't want an unintentional puncture = blunt point

      Answered on 8/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I believe it's real intent is to be a flathead screwdriver and the end of the hand is a glass breaker. I have tested the bottle opener on numerous occasions and it works great.
      Craig
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 8/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      As a dive/rescue blade you don't want to have points moving around your air hoses if you are entangled in weeds, straps, rope, or any other hazard you can cut free of. Especially in zero visibility environments or extreme cold environment where dexterity can be an issue. I would personally not sharpen the tip if an intended purpose of the blade is for rescue, whether self or others. Hope his helps.

      Answered on 8/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Chris, the blunt tip has a purpose, that of protecting a person you are rescuing. Often if you have a person trapped in a boat or wrapped in rope or webbing and you're trying to cut them loose you want to avoid harming them with the knife you're using to cut them free.

      Answered on 8/11/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used it as a screwdriver and a wedge/lever. Given the nature of the knife and the purposes for which I purchased it, I did not want to have two sharp edges.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 8/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am thinking it was a safety issue, that is if you need to get the blade in a tight place such as next to skin to say cut a tangled rope or strap away from a struggling person it would be less likely to accidently cut them. On the other hand if you are in a hurry you still have to have the blade turned the right way so there is a down side both ways.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 8/11/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Pilot Knife

    Q:

    Is there a warranty on this knife
    Asked on 6/22/2013 by Ryan

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      NRS will warranty it.

      Answered on 6/22/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Ryan, the Pilot, like all our products, is backed by our Rock Solid Guarantee - http://www.nrsweb.com/guarantee.asp

      Answered on 6/22/2013 by Clyde from n
  • NRS Pilot Knife

    Q:

    in the description it says that the yellow one has a Matte finish and the black one has a PVD coating. Is one finish/coating better than the other? Is one of them easier to clean than the other?
    Asked on 5/11/2013 by mitch from the open road

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not sure if one is better than the other. I purchased the black one and is seems to just be a matte finish and does not have any special coating. Good river knife I would recommend it

      Answered on 5/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Mitch, there's no functional difference in the two coatings. They are both designed to minimize corrosion.

      Answered on 5/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello
      We use only the yellow ones for our marine activities, the are quite easy to clean, very durable, and an excellent product!
      Mike Christie
      ATREC Inc.
      http://atrec-inc.com

      Answered on 5/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would say they are not any harder to clean than the other. The orange one
      has a nice polish to it. The black one is more of a matt. But I wouldnt say
      it effects how easy it comes clean. Great knives! I love mine.

      Answered on 5/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Both finishes protect the blade from corrosion and wear. You won't have
      issues from either. The difference is cosmetics, so pick the one you like
      best. This is an easy pick cause its a win-win scenario. You won't be
      disappointed either way.

      Answered on 5/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't think the coatings are different.  The black knife will be more difficult to find than the bright colors if you drop it in the river.

      Answered on 5/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Don't know about the different coatings/finishes. They're probably the same. I've got the black one (think they were sold out of the yellow at the time).
      I use it in salt water, Pacific Ocean. Curious, I don't remember the titanium for salt water option mentioned when I bought it.
      Mine rusts easily, but it doesn't spread, so it's not going to disintegrate.
      It's easy to sharpen, seems to keep the edge.
      I leave it attached to my PFD, hose it off after weekly paddles, don't do any other maintenance. Sharpen it once a year or so.
      I don't maintain it as much as I should but I can count on it to do what it's supposed to do. (There's no tetanus risk from the rust)
      Ideally I would sharpen it, then coat it with wax--or I should've got the titanium one.
      The plastic parts, handle, mounting bracket are all bulletproof. I attached it to my PFD with plastic cable ties.
      The bracket works good, it is one handed which is essential. It's never once popped out by accident.
      I like the blunt screwdriver tip. In a kayak on the water a sharp point is more of a hazard than a help.
      If you need a knife to cut lines in an emergency, get the hook knife. That'll hook the line or strap and then you just pull to cut. It'll also be safer if you jumbled and tangled. Firefighters and EMTs have these for seat belts.
      I once used it to pry open a GPS to change batteries, calm day, flat seas. Little slip and cut myself. So if you need a screwdriver and a knife, get one of each, unless you're only going to pry or screw on the beach.
      Be safe, see you on the water.
      Will

      Answered on 5/11/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Pilot Knife

    Q:

    Would this knife be a good tool for a beach life guard as I need a rescue knife?(if not any alternatives)
    Asked on 3/27/2013 by Caleb from Florida

    10 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yeah just get ti model won't rust on you...
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      yes,it is very easy to get out and though my buddies complain about the
      blunt point,I like the saftey.I would suggest the orange color though.

      Answered on 4/1/2013 by Karen from Tignall Georgia
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's a great knife. I have three of them and take them down the river all
      the time.
      They are always in the water and do not tarnish.

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's great for urgent needs on whitewater...quickly cutting thru snagged
      netting on the main fork of tye salmon river idaho so our raft wouldn't
      flip...so I imagine it would fit most of your situations---unless you're
      battling a great white shark

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      YES, I keep it on my life vest in case I need to cut a rope. Quick to get
      out and use.

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This is a great knife for moving water rescue where you may get boats hung up on sweepers, have to rig z-pulleys to free hang-ups and other line handling chores. My imagination can’t picture needing anything this hefty at the beach, however, myself, having never guarded any where but a waterfront on a lake, I think this is overkill. If this knife comes in a downsized version, I suspect it would be just perfect for the beach. Have a safe and happy waterfront career.

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is a great choice. I have used it as a marine patrol and lifeguard staff for a number of years.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am not familiar with all the needs of beach rescues, but it should work.. I have used it on a few river rescues. It has a rope cutting slot and one side of the knife has a sharp serrated blade. The sheath holds the knife secure. Not sure how you will fasten it to your speedo?

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I do not know the scope of life guard duties. I use(d) the pilot for a cutting tool as a rescue diver and for sea kayaking. It is a great tool. Easy to access, control and replace even with gloves on. I did have one of the the center mount keepers break off while ice diving. Very cold that day and I think it just got brittle. I would buy this again and have as a gift for a fellow diver and paddler.

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It's a great knife. The sheath is designed to fit on a life jacket lash tab or a belt. If that doesn't work for you consider a folding knife, like the Wingman, Item # 2771, that you can slip in a pocket. If your duties are on salt water you should consider the Titanium Pilot, Item # 27571, for its corrosion resistance. The non-titanium Pilot will require regular rinsing and oiling to prevent some rusting in salt water usage.

      Answered on 3/28/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Pilot Knife

    Q:

    Can this knife be attached to a belt?
    Asked on 2/26/2013 by Lee from United States

    12 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't see why not.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes... you could attach the knife to a belt. Depending on how thick the belt is will determine how tight the knife clip is. I have mine attached to my PFD.
      Hope this helps!
      Ted

      Answered on 3/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. The plastic sheath has a clip that will attach to a belt.

      Answered on 3/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I suppose it could, provided the width of the belt is similar to the lash tab you would find on a PFD. 

      Answered on 2/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think it would clip on a belt ok. Maybe it¹d have to be a leather belt. I
      have only clipped it to my life jacket in those clips on the jacket that are
      specifically made for knife sheaths. Hope this helps

      Answered on 2/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes the sheath is designed to go on a belt or lash point. If you are going to use it on a belt you may have to limit the width of the belt as the clip is rigid and non adjustable.
      Craig
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 2/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I imagine. I've got it on my PFD on 1.5 inch webbing, so a thicker belt should work fine.  It does have a habit of coming loose, unless 2X checked for being clipped in.  Found it in the bottom of a rubber raft once!

      Answered on 2/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Lee:
      It works better attaching it to one of your back pack straps, up around
      your chest is the handiest and most out of the way place I’ve found.
      Attaching it to your belt can put it right where your arms go and be really
      annoying, particularly since it’s going to catch on stuff.
      R

      Answered on 2/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes this knife sheath has a traditional clip and not a closed belt loop.  The clip itself is fairly wide so, if you are attaching it to a PFD Lash Tab it fits very snugly.  At the end of the clip it also has a little stopper tab that will catch the bottom of the belt stoping it from sliding off.  Love this knife.

      Answered on 2/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, the newer sheath has a pretty beefy clip that holds to a belt very well. If in doubt, a short length of cord can be attached to the sheath and tied to the belt as a safety line.

      Answered on 2/27/2013 by Robert from Fairbanks, AK
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes it can. It attached to a belt, a life jacket a strap on a backpack, a
      fannypack any belt or piece of webbing.

      Answered on 2/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This knife is a slightly updated design from mine, so, I can only qualify my answer by saying what my knife is like.
      There is a very strong clip on the back of the knife, however, I think it may be insecure if your belt was slick nylon.

      Answered on 2/28/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Pilot Knife

    Q:

    I currently have a NRS pilot knife. What is the cost for an additional sheath?
    Asked on 2/19/2013 by Brad from Spring, TX

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Hi Brad, an extra sheath is $5.00, Item # 27551.

      Answered on 2/19/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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NRS Pilot Knife
 
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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable grip (66)
  • Easy to use (66)
  • Sharp blade (55)
  • Versatile (54)
  • Good weight (53)

Cons

  • Poor craftsmanship (6)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (71)
  • Day trip (33)
  • Survival (32)
  • Backcountry camping (25)
  • Camping (21)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Knife

This is great knife to have on the river. First trip out with the knife I had to use it to cut down an old swing rope to help unpin a kayak under a...Read complete review

This is great knife to have on the river. First trip out with the knife I had to use it to cut down an old swing rope to help unpin a kayak under a rock. Having a knife on your vest every time you are on the river is extremely helpful. The holder keeps the knife tight and never budges. I would completely recommend this knife.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awesome knife needs defect fixed

I work as a Paramedic in WA State. I recently purchased this knife for my swiftwater rescue gear and am very happy with it but must now send it back due to the soft...Read complete review

I work as a Paramedic in WA State. I recently purchased this knife for my swiftwater rescue gear and am very happy with it but must now send it back due to the soft rubber on the handle peeling away from the blade. I am not one to complain but I purchased this knife last month. I would recommend using a harder rubber material on the handle. If this defect can be fixed, all the other features the Pilot has to offer makes this is an awesome knife.

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5.0

these knife's are hard to come by

By L W

from Butte

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Sharp Blade

Cons

    Best Uses

    • River Trips

    Comments about NRS Pilot Knife:

    like the way it fitts to my life jacket

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    junk

    By sasquatch of the gorge

    from canon city co

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Grip Poorly Glued
      • Lasted A Week Broken Clip
      • Poor Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Pilot Knife:

        broke the clip lost the knife in a week handle was falling apart. piece of junk start to finish.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Multi-Sport Uses

        By Kane the Canyoneer

        from Torrey, UT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Grip
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backcountry Camping
          • Canyoneering
          • River Trips

          Comments about NRS Pilot Knife:

          I bought this knife primarily for use while canyoneering. The knife has a lot of different uses, but I like the locking sheath best. It's low profile is great to keep on my bag's shoulder strap or in a leg pocket. I took one star off of the rating because if you pull down on the knife/sheath, it can come loose from what you attached it to. I would like to see the opening of the attachment point of the sheath reversed in the future.

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          • No
           
          1.0

          Click system is a big fail

          By Kajakroute

          from The Netherlands

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Grip

          Cons

          • Releases To Easy

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Pilot Knife:

            If you look at the knifeholder you might think that two buttons mean you need to press two buttons to release the knife. Wrong, pressure on one of the two buttons could release your knife. That's why mine is lying at the bottom of a lake. NRS doesn't seem to think this is a problem.. Poor service, poor product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            2.0

            I hope you don't like change

            By Pied Piper

            from Summit County, Colorado

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Weight
            • Sharp Blade

            Cons

            • Not Movable

            Best Uses

              Comments about NRS Pilot Knife:

              This knife worked fine for what I needed it for, mostly spreading peanut butter and opening beer. But it got in the way of my oar strokes, so I tried to move it on my PFD. That, unfortunately, that is impossible. I had to dremmel off the holder to get it off my Astral pfd and out of my way. Therefore I think there are other, better options, out there.

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              • No

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