The NRS Co-Pilot Knife is an excellent choice for freshwater boating and rescue. It has similar features to the popular Pilot Knife in a more compact size. Featuring both smooth and serrated cutting edges, a blunt safety tip, and a bottle opener. The Co-Pilot has a compact design that fits great on your PFD. The blunt tip protects against accidental puncture and doubles as a flat-head screwdriver. The unique sheath firmly locks the knife in place until both sides are squeezed. The contoured handle with a rubberized grip gives you maximum control of the blade. The Co-Pilot also features a bottle opener and oxygen tank wrench.
|Length:||5.75 in / 14.61 cm|
|Weight:||4.6 oz / 130.41 g|
I lost a pilot version last summer...was on the front of my PFD and somehow knocked/pulled it out of the tabs when I raised my arm and caught the handle on my arm from the underside. It was the black version and I hadn't put any kind of float on it and I lost it in the muck on the bottom of a shallow lake. However, still the best PFD knife I can find as far as accessability and versatility, and so I've since gotten myself a new pilot knife (the orange one), and picked up this co-pilot for my wife (fits her smaller hands quite well) Serrations cut through rope just fine, although not incredibly sharp from the factory, it gets the job done. The handle material is nice and grippy especially for wet hands. I like the bright color, makes it easy to spot in case it's dropped, pluss I put a little float on some paracord through the lanyard hole in the handle....doesn't quite float the knife, but if it's shallow enough to get it back when dropped, I can see the float sticking up in the water (wish I did that the first time!) We have taken both our co-pilot, and pilot knives out with us on 3 rivers and a hand full of lakes since we've gotten them and they have remained secure in the clips with no repeats of the first lost knife mishap Good versatile knife for the cost
Already lost it in the river. This was the second co-pilot I've lost in 3 weeks. The clip just isn't secure enough to sit on the outside of my PFD. I'm getting another one, but this one will go on the lashing inside the pocket of my new Astral Wonderjacket.
The knife is the perfect size for me, exceptional features and the NRS reputation for quality and standing behind their gear sold me. Being a wreck diver, I am never without a knife, as entanglement hazards can be fatal. Kayaking exposes one to many of the same risks, especially monofilament line causing entanglement hazards; that the Co-Pilot Knife can quickly resolve.
Good knife at a reasonable price, will buy another for my son.