River Shorty Green
An excellent water sports knife, the Gerber River Shorty excels in responding to the unique requirements of rafting, paddling and diving. With its sturdy stainless steel blade, extremely light glass-filled nylon handle, and deliberately stunted tip, the River Shorty can be carried into a myriad of high-difficulty water-related situations in its sheath designed expressly for mounting onto a PFD.
HIGH POLISH FOR EXTREME ENDURANCE
Well-polished in order to limit corrosion, the River Shorty does the job in watery elements without making waves. The 3-inch blade offers major versatility, with a small partial serration on the lower edge, and a longer, beefier serration on the upper edge. Remove the lightweight knife from its sheath clipped to a PFD to quickly hack at reeds, cut a tie-off rope, or sever cord. Use the River Shorty back at camp to slice into a watermelon after lunch.
MAINTAIN GRIP NO MATTER WHAT
The glass-filled nylon handle of the River Shorty is not only super-lightweight, but offers great grip with its slightly porcupine-like edges along both sides, a few of which are a bit longer for natural thumb and finger placement along the lower edge. Constructed of hard plastic, the River Shorty’s sheath serves adeptly in the world of outdoor water sports. It can engage with the knife in two ways, and can be clipped to a belt, onto a boot, or attached to a flotation vest.
- Overall length: 6.75"
- Blade length: 3.0"
- Weight: 4.0 oz
- Handle: Glass-filled nylon
- Sheath: Molded Plastic
- Tough Molded Sheath attaches to Personal Flotation Device, pack or belt
- Blunt Tip/Safe With Inflatables
- Quick Release Lock
- Made in USA
This is a generally good knife, with good balance. The only problem is that when submerged in salt water, it begins to rust almost immediately.
The river shorty knife has been really useful for me on my scuba diving trips. Since there is a hole in the handle you can tie it to your gear, and always have it floating right in front of you. It could also be a great safety tool, because if you got stuck under water by abandoned fishing net, debris, etc. you could cut yourself free. The only con is that the grip can irritate the hand if using knife vigorously/ for a long period of time.
Absolutely love this knife. I take it with anytime I am canoeing, kayaking or other boating type sports. Its nice that it easily clipped to the straps of my PFD. I only one hand to deploy it in emergencies, no weird locks or straps to fumble with.
i still have the original river shorty, and its an amazing knife! I used it to shuck oysters, cut rope, and keep around my neck!
The problem with most PFD and boat knives is that they are either cheap, throwaway junk, or so expensive you can't afford to risk loosing or breaking the knife. The River Shorty is the classic, do anything, utility boat knife, canoe knife, PFD knife, inflatable knife. The new high visibility green handle is a great plus; the only real improvement needed.