River Shorty - Black
There's nothing quite like frothing rapids and the Herculean force of water crashing around boulders to thrill the souls of whitewater rafters. And there's no watersports knife quite like the Gerber River Shorty or its companion, the River Runner. We built these beauties especially for the unique requirements of rafting, paddling and diving.
Medium-carbon stainless steel is the core material, polished to within an inch of its life to limit corrosion. The blade is 3 inches of river runnin' versatility, with the serrated sharp side aiming up rather than down.
The sheath is constructed of a hard plastic, which is perfection in the wet world. It can receive the knife in two ways. And it can be worn on your belt, on your boot, or attached to your floatation vest.
- Overall Length: 6.73"
- Blade Length: 3.02"
- Weight: 4 oz.
- Blade Style: Blunt Tip
- Blade Material: High Carbon Stainless
- Blade Type: Serrated
- Handle Material Glass-filled nylon
- Sheath Material: Molded Plastic
- Ideal for water sports:
- Corrosion-resistant blade
- Hard plastic sheath
Great knife, I carried one for many years alternating it from Lifejacket to my dive gear, served me well untl it was stoled off my Dive gear in Mexico, guess someone else liked it to. It cuts rope line and makes a great pry bar, easy to unsheath even wearing thick neopreen dive gloves.
The blunt tip of this nice works well when cutting a bagel in your hand. The serrations do a good job of slicing, though are a bit aggressive. These are the things I look for in a canoeing knife....I am sure it cuts rope well.
The only bad thing is peanut butter is really hard to clear from the blade. Cream cheese is ok, but peanut butter is a nightmare.
i bought two of these knives when i heard they were going to be discontiuned and replaced with the rivermate that i see has been discontinuied after i bought it, great knives i gave one to my younger brother during sandy and loved every second of having it it lashed to his floatation device easily and was there when he needed it another great gerber tool
Bought several of these for our water rescue PFD's. Brand we wanted was out of stock and on back order so we went with Gerber. Nice size blade but not very sharp at all. Only a very small portion is sharp and it makes it extremely difficult to cut something, especially if you would be in a jam in the water.
This thing is a sick little blade to have on your body out in the water. I mount it to my calf leash strap and it fits perfect. That or I mount it directly to the SUP.
There is no chance the knife will fall out on it's own, I have held this by the sheath and in a throwing motion tried to get the knife to eject and it doesn't budge.
I have used this numerous times whitewater paddleboarding, and everything was secure.
Great for cutting shock/paracord, and could even be used to adjust or switch out the fin.
Keep it clean and you won't get the rust issues...
Anyone know what the purpose of the 2 little circle plugs are for? I where they go just not why or what they're for...
Disappointing rust on blade after first use in ocean while kayaking!
EXCELLENT Rescue knife/tool especially for first responders. Its affordable, durable, light weight and very well made. I carry one on duty and keep one in my POV. A truly great tool and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable rescue tool/knife.
Great knife for marine/riverine operations. If you boat, fish or canoe, recommend you take this knife with you. Also great as a jump master knife for airborne ops. Blunt tip. Awesome.
Best knife all around, not one time do i step foot in the river or lake without it around my neck, a lanyard would be the only addition it needs but for me a simple braided piece of nylon works great. never had any problems with its performance sheath wor