NRS Co-Pilot Knife


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The Pilot now has a little brother - the NRS Co-Pilot Knife. Great features - smooth and serrated cutting edges, blunt safety tip, bottle opener, etc. Compact design is a fine fit on your PFD.


  • Material: HC Stainless Steel
  • Blade Finish: Mirror finish on yellow handle model; PVD coating on black handle model
  • Handle Material: Glass-reinforced polypropylene with TPR over mold
  • Sheath Material: Glass-reinforced nylon
  • For all of your cutting needs the Co-Pilot has both super-sharp smooth and serrated sections
  • Blunt tip design protects against unintentional puncture of your gear or yourself. Also doubles as a flat-head screwdriver
  • Unique sheath firmly locks the knife in place and only lets it go when you squeeze both sides of the release
  • Contoured handle and rubberized grip gives you maximum control of the blade
  • Sheath clip attaches firmly to a PFD lash tab.
  • Squared hole in handle serves as a valve wrench for an oxygen tank
  • Bottle opener in handle
  • Also included in the handle are a bottle opener and an oxygen tank valve wrench
  • Dimensions: Overall length: 5.75", blade length: 2.25", width 1.25"
  • Weight: 4.6 oz

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Review Summary

4.7 out of 5

3 Reviews

  • Build quality: 3
  • Great design: 3
  • Ease of use: 2
  • Great value: 2

  • heavier than full size pilot knife: 1
Function: 4.7 / 5
Quality: 4.7 / 5

3 Ratings & Reviews

Function: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from Oakland, CA
35-44 yrs

great must have and way better than Pilot knife
July 21, 2011

I have/used a NRS full size pilot knife for several years. Needless to say, I would scrape into, especially during re-entrys since I keep it attached to my PFD and it sticks out too much. I also chipped the blade and will most likely return it to NRS. the co-Pilot on the other hand is much smaller, better steel construction, metal clamp where the blade connects to the sheath, and does everything the Pilot does. THe smaller size alone makes it perfect to attach to a PFD and won't get in the way of your paddle swing or jab you as you're trying to climb back into your boat. It's a re-engineered much smaller, better built, and less obtrusive pilot knife that no kayaker should be without.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: heavier than full size pilot knife
Function: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5

from NJ
25-34 yrs

Necessary tool in a small package
March 24, 2011

A sharp blade that's easy to access on your PFD might just one day save your life, which is why I wear mine every time I go out. I reserve my NSR Co-Pilot for emergency tasks, so I do not utilize it regularly as a utility tool, but it is light-weight, unobtrusive, and the sheath is very secure yet offers fast intuitive access. I've gone through countless wet exits/entries while canoeing and kayaking as well as swiftwater and whitewater training exercises and this tool has never gotten in my way nor accidentally released from the sheath. It also remains sharp and is still stain/rust free. I'd recommend this knife without hesitation.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value, sheath security
Function: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Northen Illinois
55-64 yrs

Perfect size
May 09, 2013

This knife fits great on PFD and is stout enough to cut lines if I would need to.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use

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