Wow. Some good stories and good points made here. The one that clinched it for me was "if you have a rope, you need a knife." That seems to be the bottom line. I'd never dive without one, or go sailing without one. Why should rafting be any different?
So next question, which one is best? Those NRS ones are toys. Fall out all the time and the titanium is hard to sharpen. Keep the stories coming dudes.
Today we MARCH FORTH!!
And, I declare to all. BSheehan is my trip leader.
Dude, I'd see you on the river but I'm hardly ever out there.