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YakAngler Knife Picks

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Most of us kayak angler's carry a knife on our PDFs so I felt like I should share our two favorites with you.   The two knives below vary in price and accessibility but have very similar features and function.  Also watch the two reviews that I found online to get a better feel for the functionality of these two knives.   

NRS Pilot Knife - $39.95
Both rescue professionals and recreational boaters will really love the features of the NRS Pilot Knife. Not only does its unique design attract attention, the sheath provides convenient access and release of the knife when you need it most.
The cutting edge has both smooth and serrated sections plus a rope cutting hook.
The blunt tip design protects against unintentional puncture of your gear or yourself! Also doubles as a flat-head screwdriver.
The unique sheath firmly locks the knife in place and only lets it go when you squeeze both sides of the release.
The contoured handle and rubberized grip gives you maximum control of the blade.
The sheath clip attaches firmly to a PFD lash tab.
The handle has a built in glass breaking tip on the end.
Also included is a bottle opener in the handle of the knife.
SPYDERCO ATLANTIC SALT YELLOW - MSRP $109.95
H-1 WILL NOT RUST!
It's been speculated the sheepfoot shaped blade originated with mariners who found the rounded tip especially beneficial when the knife was accidentally dropped (think working on a ship in pitching seas) as it couldn't stab the foot when hitting the deck. It's also been hypothesized that commanding officers on these ships preferred rambunctious hardworking sailors carry knives without pointed tips, especially while in port blowing off steam after months at sea.
Spyderco's Rescue knives are long favored by seafarers and the design has since been embraced by rescue workers, EMT's and ranchers-anyone cutting around flesh in an emergency. Now available in a rustproof version, the Atlantic Salt is a modified Rescue made with state of the art non-rusting H1 steel. H1 is a precipitation-hardened steel containing nitrogen instead of carbon, which cannot rust. The hollow-ground blade is available PlainEdged or SpyderEdged with both configurations offering remarkable cutting performance in and around fresh and saltwater. Textured with a Volcano Grip pattern, the molded fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle comes in black or visible marine yellow, equipped with a reversible titanium pocket clip for right or left- handed use. We recommend threading a thong or lanyard cord through the lanyard hole for back-up retention around water, where once dropped, a knife is often irretrievable or lost.

NRS Pilot Knife - $39.95  

Both rescue professionals and recreational boaters will really love the features of the NRS Pilot Knife. Not only does its unique design attract attention, the sheath provides convenient access and release of the knife when you need it most. The cutting edge has both smooth and serrated sections plus a rope cutting hook. 
The blunt tip design protects against unintentional puncture of your gear or yourself! Also doubles as a flat-head screwdriver. 
The unique sheath firmly locks the knife in place and only lets it go when you squeeze both sides of the release. 
The contoured handle and rubberized grip gives you maximum control of the blade. 
The sheath clip attaches firmly to a PFD lash tab. 
The handle has a built in glass breaking tip on the end. 
Also included is a bottle opener in the handle of the knife. 
For more information about this knife please click here.

 

 

SPYDERCO ATLANTIC SALT YELLOW - MSRP $109.95H-1 WILL NOT RUST!

It's been speculated the sheepfoot shaped blade originated with mariners who found the rounded tip especially beneficial when the knife was accidentally dropped (think working on a ship in pitching seas) as it couldn't stab the foot when hitting the deck. It's also been hypothesized that commanding officers on these ships preferred rambunctious hardworking sailors carry knives without pointed tips, especially while in port blowing off steam after months at sea.
Spyderco's Rescue knives are long favored by seafarers and the design has since been embraced by rescue workers, EMT's and ranchers-anyone cutting around flesh in an emergency. Now available in a rustproof version, the Atlantic Salt is a modified Rescue made with state of the art non-rusting H1 steel. H1 is a precipitation-hardened steel containing nitrogen instead of carbon, which cannot rust. The hollow-ground blade is available PlainEdged or SpyderEdged with both configurations offering remarkable cutting performance in and around fresh and saltwater. Textured with a Volcano Grip pattern, the molded fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle comes in black or visible marine yellow, equipped with a reversible titanium pocket clip for right or left- handed use. We recommend threading a thong or lanyard cord through the lanyard hole for back-up retention around water, where once dropped, a knife is often irretrievable or lost.

For more information about this knife please click here.

 

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adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.

 

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