Canoe & Kayak reviews Gerber’s River Shorty and gives it two thumbs up. This knife is stout to the point of indestructibility. And the best part, it will save your life. If you get trapped under water, the River Shorty can quickly saw through rope, straps, and webbing. As sharp as it is, it features a blunt tip keeping you or an inflatable craft safe. The neon green handle makes it easy to spot on the water or in the sand. Oh and did I mention this knife can even skin a deer in a pinch!? The River Shorty is a must-have for paddlers, rafters, and every type of river goer.