Piranha Automatic Knives. What are they and what can you expect from one? Piranha Knife Company has been quietly producing high quality auto knives for quite some time now. And they stand behind their product.
Their first knife, known as the Pocket or sometimes as the P1, set the standard and the stage for what was to come. The Pocket is a mid sized, side open automatic that has some really great things about it. First, the handles. You may have noticed that the handle on Piranha knives come in a huge variety of colors. Blue, green, plum, red, pink, and of course black. The handles are made of ribbed aircraft aluminum with a Type III hard anodized hard coat. The really great thing about the color is that it goes all the way through the handle. I have a friend who has been carrying a green Fingerling for a while. After time, scratches inevitably happen. His green Fingerling almost doesn’t show the scratches because the color is deep into the handle. A very nice touch.
The next great thing about a Piranha knife is the spring. Every one of their knives that I have held and used has had an incredibly strong spring. Not strong as in, “wow, that spring is nice.” I mean strong as in, “Holy crap, that is the fastest, strongest spring I think I have ever seen.” Their knives open extremely fast, and extremely strong. The first time you trigger a Piranha, make sure you are holding on to the knife properly. Have you ever had a friend ask to hold your automatic knife and then as he tries to trigger it, you are thinking, “Oh great, that is going to snap open, pop out of his hands, and he is going to drop my knife.” Well, if you are going to lend your Piranha to a friend, you may want to do some extra coaching. Their springs are really good. And the blades lock up tight.
Piranha knives come with a variety of blade finishes. You can get most models with a plain edge blade or a part serrated blade. And you can also get most models with a mirror finish, a bead blast finish, or a black wash finish. Whichever blade style and finish you choose, it comes in a 154 CM stainless steel and is extremely sharp right out of the box.
And now for the models of Piranha available.
The Pocket. The original side open automatic by Piranha. Always a great choice. This mid sized opener continues to be a classic.
The Fingerling. (P2) A smaller version of the Pocket, this is a great small carry knife. Gets the job done.
The Bodyguard. A side open automatic knife with a more rounded handle. Easy to hold. Fabulous knife.
The Mini-Bodyguard. A smaller version of the Bodyguard. Could be one of the most popular models of all. Fits in a pocket and can handle just about any job, big or small.
The Excalibur. An out the front, double action knife. It opens and closes with the trigger which is set on the top of the handle. Has nice strong action.
The Amazon. An large model, side open automatic knife. Made with grip grooves in the handle. Has a great feel and look to it.
A.M.C. Piranha makes great automatic knives. If you have never seen one of their knives, it is time to check one out. What can you expect from a Piranha automatic knife? You can expect excellence, functionality, and durability. You can expect to be pleased and satisfied. You can expect a great knife.