Why is a shoulder mounted knife superior?

When it comes to whitewater rafting or kayaking, having a knife readily available in case of an emergency is critical. However, the standard lash tab for mounting a knife on most personal flotation devices (PFDs) is often in a less-than-ideal location that can greatly interfere with climbing back into a raft after a swim.

This is where our shoulder-mounted River Knife sheath comes in. Designed specifically for use in paddle sports, this sheath mounts to the shoulder strap of just about any PFD available, providing a superior alternative to the traditional lash tab.

Here are some of the key benefits of this shoulder-mounted knife sheath:

  1. Easy Access: The shoulder-mounted location puts the knife in an easy-to-reach position, so you can access it quickly in case of an emergency.

  2. Less Obtrusive: Unlike the traditional lash tab, the shoulder-mounted sheath does not interfere with either your paddling or climbing into a raft, allowing you to move freely and comfortably on the water.

  3. Secure Retention: The knife is securely retained in the sheath, preventing it from becoming lost or falling out when you need it the most.

  4. Versatile Mounting: The sheath is equipped with a paracord mounting system that allows for versatile placement and can be mounted in a variety of locations.

  5. Durable Construction: The sheath is made of durable Kydex and has an adjustable retention screw to keep the knife in place.

In conclusion, the shoulder-mounted knife sheath offered by Walker Knife Co. is a superior alternative to the traditional lash tab for mounting a knife on a PFD. Its easy access, secure retention, versatile mounting, and durable construction make it a must-have item for any whitewater rafting or kayaking enthusiast. The River Knife is also popular amongst canoe trippers as its been designed as a useful camp tool as much as it is a rescue tool.