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Gerber River Shorty Knife

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The Gerber River Shorty has long been a favorite knife of boaters and rescue professionals everywhere. The sharp blade, blunt safety tip and secure grip handle make it a winner for water rescue.
  • The sharp 420HC stainless steel serrated blade swiftly slices through rope and webbing.
  • Blunt safety tip prevents puncture injuries when used in close quarter emergency situations, and it doubles as a screwdriver blade.
  • The glass-filled nylon handle is not only super lightweight, the raised ridges provide great grip.
  • A few of the ridges are a bit longer for natural finger placement along the lower edge.
  • Grooves on the top of the blade near the handle provide excellent thumb grip.
  • Glass-filled nylon sheath securely locks in the knife and the clip fits solidly in a life jacket lash tab.
  • Made in the USA

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Blade Material: 420 HC Stainless Steel
Handle Material: Fiberglass-filled nylon
Sheath Material: Fiberglass-filled nylon
Total Length: 6.75"
Blade Length: 3"
Weight: 4 oz
Knife only Weight: 2.75 oz
Blade Edge: Serrated
Blade Tip: Blunt
Features:
  • Handle raised ridge grip
  • Thumb grip grooves on top of blade
  • Lifetime warranty (North America only)
  • Made in USA

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Gerber River Shorty Knife
 
5.0

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5.0

GREAT, safe safety knife!

By lch2orat

from Topeka, KS,

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Comfortable Grip
  • Durable
  • indexed grip=safer grip
  • Sharp Blade

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • anywhere you paddle

Comments about Gerber River Shorty Knife:

I've carried this knife on my PFD everywhere I've been for 20+ yrs.
Rio Grande, Boundary Waters, Apostle Islands, local rivers & lakes. It is compact & safe for usages.
Its indexed grip allowvs the security of knowing by feel the blade's orientation. Thumb ridges assist in control of knife.

Service and delivery comments:

NRS folks are THE BEST in Customer Service!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I needed

By Bruce the Diver

from CT

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Perfect Emergency Knife
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Canoeing
    • Sailing
    • Scuba Diving

    Comments about Gerber River Shorty Knife:

    I am a professional diver, this is the perfect emergency backup knife for cutting fish line or nets

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4 Questions | 14 Answers
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    • Gerber River Shorty Knife

      Q:

      Two small plastic rivets came with my knife. Does anyone know if those are supposed to be used if you wanted to mount the knife to the hull, or is there another reason for them?
      Asked on 9/21/2015 by WoodDoc from Port Orchard, WA

      2 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        The knife can be mounted in several ways, the rivets can be used to mount the holster to the hull of to your vest, or you can use Velcro straps through the slots, to secure It on your body (arm or leg)
        Bruce
        Sent from my iPad

        Answered on 9/21/2015 by BRRSCUBA from CT
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Those little plastic rivets allow the sheath to be fixed to some material like on a pocket or jacket front. For the rough-and-tumble usage that boaters put their gear through, this is not something we'd recommend you do.

        Answered on 9/21/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • Gerber River Shorty Knife

      Q:

      Does it float if dropped overboard?
      Asked on 9/6/2015 by Dave from Spring Lake, MI

      8 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I don't know of any river knife that floats on its own. You could probably
        put a float on it if you wanted, but I don't think that it will help much in
        moving water.
        Personally, I keep mine inside the main pocket of my PFD and keep an ezdive
        knife on the fixed end of my rescue belt.

        Answered on 9/7/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        No, it doesn't float.
        Elizabeth Upchurch
        P4 Consulting

        Answered on 9/7/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Nope. Sinks like a lead weight. JQP

        Answered on 9/6/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        It does not float if dropped. That is a drawback.

        Answered on 9/6/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Not in my experience. Great knives but I've lost several.

        Answered on 9/6/2015 by Anonymous
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        No, Dave, it will not float.

        Answered on 9/6/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        No, it does not float
        Sent from my iPad

        Answered on 9/6/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        It sinks, tested it in the kitchen sink.

        Answered on 9/6/2015 by Anonymous
    • Gerber River Shorty Knife

      Q:

      How does the knife secure itself to the sheath? Locking mechanism?
      Asked on 11/18/2014 by Diver from CT

      2 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Superb knife
        Safe, functional and a useful size
        The sheath, attached to the patch on the PFD, holds the knife securely,
        handle down. Easy to access. Knife securley anchored to sheath. Never falls
        out.
        Best kayak /canoe knife!

        Answered on 11/18/2014 by Anonymous
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        It has a friction fit inside the sheath. Those raised ribs closest to the blade press against knobs inside the opening of the sheath. It's a secure system.

        Answered on 11/18/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • Gerber River Shorty Knife

      Q:

      Is the Gerber River Shorty Knife suitable for ocean kayak use, or will it rust or degrade in saltwater?
      Asked on 4/25/2014 by Jack from Oregon

      2 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Jack, the 420HC stainless steel used in this knife has high corrosion-resistance characteristics. Any stainless steel can corrode, but if you clean and oil the knife after every use in the salt it should work well for you.

        Answered on 4/25/2014 by Clyde from NRS
      • A:

        I've used my River Shorty exclusively in Salt Water for 10 years with nearly no rising, no oiling, basically zero maintenance. Corrosion is not an issue.

        Answered on 3/16/2015 by Chodups from Seattle, WA
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