PFD Details

  • The safety knife must be designed and intended for kayak/canoeing/sailing/diving.
  • At least part of the blade must have a serrated edge.
  • A fishing line cutter section is highly recommended but not required.
  • The knife must be mounted on the PFD for one handed extraction and use.
  • Either fixed blade or folding blade safety knives will be accepted.
  • If a folding blade safety knife is used, it must be usable by one hand.
  • EMT Rescue Shears may qualify depending on access and meeting the other criteria.
  • A pocket knife does not qualify as a safety knife.
  • A multitool does not qualify as a safety knife.