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NRS Pilot Knife

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Both rescue professionals and recreational boaters 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.
  • As another safety feature, the blade is only sharpened on the one edge. This, along with the blunt tip, helps prevent injury in a tight rescue situation.
  • The unique sheath firmly locks the knife in place and only lets it go when you squeeze both sides of the release.
  • The comfortable rubberized grip wraps around the contoured handle, giving 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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    NRS Pilot Knife
    Length:1:12
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 orange, blue and green handle models
  • 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

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Both rescue professionals and recreational boaters 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.

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NRS Pilot Knife
 
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(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

I've had mine on the river for over 8 years!

By JK dude

from Sparta, TN

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Quality
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • White water kayaking

    Comments about NRS Pilot Knife:

    I have had my knife on the river for 8 years. It's still as good as the day I bought it. I carry mine vertical in the front of my PFD, clipped to the inside of the belt for my "cow tail " with the knife next to the PFD.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very good product. Always on my PFD.

    By Wolf Kayaking

    from Nassau, Bahamas

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Canoeing
      • Personal Watercraft

      Comments about NRS Pilot Knife:

      Use this mostly in salt water and no rusting issue at all. However, I would spray it once a week with WD40. A very reliable handy knife. Used it many times without any major issues.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Too big

      By Cubseyy

      from Moab, UT

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Pilot Knife:

        I am an oarboat raft guide and I bought this knife to mount to my PFD. For this purpose it is horrible. The knife is too long and, regardless of how I orient it on my vest, it catches on ropes and straps when entering the boat from the water. Also, the pointed end catches and pokes my arms and legs when i row. The rubber grip has not aged well. I will replace it with a much smailler knife.

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        • NRS Pilot Knife

          Q:

          Is it ok to use this knife in salt water?
          Asked on 12/7/2016 by Rain from Los Angeles

          4 answers

          • A:

            Yes, but you must rinse and get salt off as it will rust if you don't. Several family members have it and use it for whitewater and salt water sailing. No problems if you care for it. 
            Buck Newton Sent from my iPhone

            Answered on 12/8/2016 by bnewtonlaw from undisclosed
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Unless you keep it oiled and clean it after every exposure, it will experience corrosion. The titanium model will work great in the salt - http://www.nrs.com/product/47301.02/nrs-titanium-pilot-knife

            Answered on 12/8/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • A:

            It will rust... they made the titanium version for salt water applications. 
            James Connolly***.****

            Answered on 12/8/2016 by james.m.connolly from undisclosed
          • A:

            Yes.  I bought mine to carry for safety as I drop crab pots from my kayak.  But you must rinse it thoroughly after you have been on the salt.  The titanium version may be a better choice.

            Answered on 12/7/2016 by marcusmiller1 from undisclosed
        • NRS Pilot Knife

          Q:

          Hi there, Since a few years I have been using this knife close to me on several river trips. From class 1 to class 4-5. Now I switched from make of my pfd. I am using a Palm extreme. This PFD has no options for attaching the knife to like my older Hiko. It has a pocket, but as you can imagine, you don't put a knife in a pocket if you need it fast. Do you have a solution for this problem ? Thanks in advance for your reply
          Asked on 10/25/2016 by Runner from Heerlen, Netherlands

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Looking at a photo of the Extrem, the only way I see of attaching the knife sheath would be to tie it upside down to one of the shoulder straps. I've seen folks do that with plastic zip ties.

            Answered on 10/25/2016 by Clyde from NRS
        • NRS Pilot Knife

          Q:

          Who manufactures the pilot and co-pilot knives? What heat treating process is used? The steel is tempered to what Rockwell rating?
          Asked on 10/5/2016 by Pizza Pete from United States

          2 answers

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Pete, the name of the manufacturer is proprietary. Here's the heat treating process: High temperature 1080 degree (1.5 hours)--> 800 degree (1.5h)-->sub zero 150 degree(2h)-->annealing 250 degree-->cooling (2h). Rockwell rating is 56~58 HRC.

            Answered on 10/6/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I am sorry I am not help with your technical questions I would call nrs and ask them ....I have been on 52 River trips with this knife from class 2 sun fun runs to commercial guiding to R2 in a shredder to creature crafting class 5 and 6... knife is sharp and has not really caught on anything yet when trying to get back into any inflatable...I recommend a hair tie wrapped around the handle and the sheath to keep the knife from accidentally being released.  I have not had this happen to me but this what another guide recommended to me as they had that experience.... happy paddling!!!
            Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

            Answered on 10/5/2016 by Anonymous
        • NRS Pilot Knife

          Q:

          Can this knife also be used as a dive knife for scuba diving in salt water?
          Asked on 8/28/2016 by DG from Phoenix, AZ

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This version of the Pilot Knife is rust resistant, but wouldn't hold up to that use in salt water. The titanium version - http://www.nrs.com/product/47301.02/nrs-titanium-pilot-knife - will work in the salt, but the springs in the sheath will corrode unless special care is taken with them.

            Answered on 8/29/2016 by Clyde from NRS
        • NRS Pilot Knife

          Q:

          Just wondering whether it's necessary to sharpen the blunt side of the knife. If I ever get into trouble and need to cut myself out quickly, I cannot guarantee I'll have the knife around the right way. Hence the need to sharpen the non-serrated edge?
          Asked on 6/10/2016 by Norbs from New Zealand

          2 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Some states have laws that prevent carrying or possessing a double bladed knife. If you are in a pickle it is easier to use a back hand sawing approach, but the knives are designed to attach to your life jacket as long as you always put it in the same way you will always know what side is sharp.

            Answered on 6/10/2016 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Whether to sharpen that is your choice. It's left unsharpened as a safety measure, to help avoid hurting someone you're trying to rescue. Same reason for the blunt tip.

            Answered on 6/10/2016 by Clyde from NRS
        • NRS Pilot Knife

          Q:

          Is this the newer model? What's the difference between the new and previous version of the pilot knives?
          Asked on 4/10/2016 by HK from Phoenix, AZ

          2 answers

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Yes, this is the newer model. The only appreciable difference is the rubberized grip material wraps around the edges of the handle. On the earlier model, the material is on the flat areas only.

            Answered on 4/10/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I bought this knife for my boyfriend and he loves it. He was very happy with it. I do not know the difference between the new and old because this was a gift.
            Sent from my iPhone

            Answered on 4/10/2016 by Anonymous
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