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Favorite lightweight River knife
What is your favorite lightweight river knife (fixed blade)I'm looking for a better option, needs to attach to my PFD.Please post a picture or link.
Edited by bestbuilder on 06/17/2011 11:01:27 MDT.
My favorite is the Gerber River Shorty with a blunt tip. I have used one for years and if I ever lose it I'm buying another. Comes with a hard plastic sheath that attaches to a PFD. http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-05640-River-Shorty-Knife/dp/B000WMPUG0Another linkhttp://www.gerberstore.com/index.php?xpage=itempage&xid=322
Those Gerbers have a good blade, but after mine fell out when I got dunked into some rapids. I now use an NRS pilot with its fail safe release.
My wife and I have an NRS Pilot and NRS CoPilot split between us. I got the CoPilot a year or two back and it isn't stamped China like the new models. The new CoPilot also has a partial metal clip and is heavier than the one I have. Both have very similar features and cost the same price.
Edited by simplespirit on 06/20/2011 06:46:25 MDT.
+1 for the Gerber River Shorty. Fits nice and snug on my PFD upside down and ready to pull out when needed.
Co-pilot for me. Attaches to pfd on my upper chest almost at my shoulder. I also have a small lease attached to it in case i drop it in the water (i am considering a retractable divers tether to hold it so i don't have a leash dangling around just waiting to get caught on something).
NRS pilot or co-pilot, CRKT Bearclaw, any of the spyderco salts, the gerbers aren't bad, but could had a better sheath.
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