The NRS Pilot Knife has features that both rescue professionals and recreational boaters will really love. Not only does its unique design attract attention, the sheath provides convenient access and release of the knife when you need it most.
|Length:||7.38 in / 18.75 cm|
|Blade Length:||3 in / 7.6 cm|
|Weight:||5.5 oz / 155.92 g|
Fits perfectly on the lash tab on my Stohlquist Rocker, which Im pretty sure is standard. You have to take the knife out of the sheath first to attach it. I think thats some of the problem others are having, trying to place it with the knife IN the sheath I tried that first. Once the knife is removed you can press the clip down and although it is difficult to secure, it will not come out on the water. I own many knives and it seems to be of good quality. What youre paying for here though is the sheath. It has one of the best release/securing systems Ive seen. Easily removed with one hand. The knife is very sharp but has a dull point, which is what you want when boating. Top edge is not sharpened, but it looks like a double edge blade and could be made double edge if you wanted to put in some work. Made in China, otherwise five stars.
Knife itself seems very functional as advertised. Case leaves a lot to be desired. Advertisement was silent and case lacks ability to attach less modifying case or vest. I want case "UPSIDE DOWN" (i.e., case up and knife handle down) for easy grabbing when needed. Ask questions and look longer for a better purposed case or better vest.
When it came in it felt great in my hand and was indeed a sharp knife. I was looking forward to having something reliable. So I go out for my first time in my new kayak with all my new gear. I had it clipped to my NRS Chinook PFD. I happened to turn around to grab something and SPLOOSH!! It was gone in the murky deep. Never got to use it....
Good knife for the pfd. I use the NRS Chinook and the Co-Pilot knife fits better due to the smaller size. If not attaching it to the Chinook the larger size of the Pilot is nice.