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NRS Co-Pilot Knife


The NRS Co-Pilot Knife is a compact and versatile cutting tool designed for freshwater boating and rescue. With sharp smooth and serrated edges, a blunt safety tip, and additional features like a bottle opener and oxygen tank valve wrench, this knife provides convenience and control in a compact design. Perfect for attaching to your PFD for easy access during water activities.

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Product Description

NRS Co-Pilot Knife: Compact and Versatile Cutting Tool for Boating and Rescue

Discover the NRS Co-Pilot Knife, the ultimate compact cutting tool designed to accompany you on all your boating and rescue adventures. Featuring a combination of excellent features and a compact design, this knife is the ideal companion for any water enthusiast.

The Co-Pilot Knife is equipped with both super-sharp smooth and serrated sections, ensuring you have the right cutting edge for any task that comes your way. Its blunt tip design adds an extra layer of safety by protecting against unintentional puncture of your gear or yourself.

Safety is a top priority, especially in rescue situations. That’s why the Co-Pilot Knife is designed with a single sharpened edge, combined with the blunt tip, to help prevent injuries during tight rescue operations.

The unique sheath of the Co-Pilot Knife provides a secure and reliable locking mechanism, ensuring the knife stays firmly in place until you intentionally release it. The sheath’s convenient release mechanism requires you to squeeze both sides, ensuring the knife won’t accidentally come loose.

With a comfortable rubberized grip and a contoured handle, the Co-Pilot Knife offers maximum control and precision during use. Its sheath clip easily attaches to a PFD lash tab, keeping the knife readily accessible whenever you need it.

In addition to its cutting capabilities, the Co-Pilot Knife goes beyond expectations with added functionality. The handle features a built-in bottle opener for convenience during downtime and an oxygen tank valve wrench for added versatility.

Note that the NRS Co-Pilot Knife is recommended for freshwater boating and rescue. For saltwater use, the NRS Titanium Co-Pilot Knife is the preferred choice.

Equip yourself with the NRS Co-Pilot Knife, the perfect compact and versatile cutting tool that ensures safety, control, and convenience during all your boating and rescue endeavors.

Tech Specs

  • Blade Material: 420 HC Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Glass-reinforced polypropylene with TPR over mold
  • Sheath Material: Fiberglass-reinforced nylon
  • Total Length: 5.75″
  • Blade Length: 2.25″
  • Weight: 4.6 oz (130 grams)
  • Blade Edge: Smooth and serrated
  • Blade Tip: Blunt
  • Features:
    • Matte finish on the colored handle models
    • PVD coating on black handle model
    • Squared hole in handle serves as a valve wrench for an oxygen tank
    • Bottle opener in handle



NRS, celebrating 50 years, was founded in 1972 by Bill Parks, a passionate river runner and business professor. With a $2,000 investment, he started with boating gear in his garage and created the first Northwest River Supplies catalog. Bill’s love for rivers, adventure, and helping others pursue their water passions continues to inspire the dedicated team, even after his passing at 88. Today, nearly 100 employee-owners are committed to carrying forward his vision, all driven by their shared love for water and adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the NRS Co-Pilot Knife and the NRS Titanium Co-Pilot Knife?

The NRS Co-Pilot Knife is designed for freshwater boating and rescue, while the NRS Titanium Co-Pilot Knife is suitable for saltwater use. The Titanium Co-Pilot Knife is made from corrosion-resistant titanium and is better suited for harsh saltwater environments.

Is the NRS Co-Pilot Knife suitable for both smooth and serrated cutting tasks?

Yes, the NRS Co-Pilot Knife is equipped with both smooth and serrated sections on the blade. This versatility allows you to handle a variety of cutting tasks effectively, ensuring you have the right edge for different situations.

Does the NRS Co-Pilot Knife have a blunt tip?

Yes, the NRS Co-Pilot Knife features a blunt tip design. This design helps prevent unintentional punctures of gear or yourself during rescue or emergency situations, adding an extra layer of safety.

What materials are used for the blade, handle, and sheath of the NRS Co-Pilot Knife?

The blade of the NRS Co-Pilot Knife is made of 420 HC stainless steel, known for its corrosion resistance and durability. The handle is constructed with glass-reinforced polypropylene and features a TPR (thermoplastic rubber) over mold for enhanced grip. The sheath is made of fiberglass-reinforced nylon, providing strength and durability.

How can the NRS Co-Pilot Knife be secured or attached to gear?

The NRS Co-Pilot Knife comes with a unique sheath that firmly locks the knife in place. The sheath is designed for attachment to a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) lash tab, providing a secure and easily accessible location for the knife during water activities.