Got my first Piranha (Amazon model) - Not too impressed.


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the count
July 20, 2013, 01:12 PM
Thought I would add a Piranha to my collection of Microtechs, Spydercos and Busses. Just got it in the mail today. While it looks real nice at first glance there are a few turn-offs: Slight back and forth wiggle with no way to fix that. The blade is, well, high polish, but not mirror polish. It is oh so slightly uneven and this makes the blade look 'cheap'. The scales are pretty nice though. Guess its what you can expect for around $125. Microtech still rules!

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Il Duca
July 20, 2013, 07:00 PM
I never was impressed with the Piranhas I handled. A local knife shop had several models on display and almost every one of them had a different problem. Significant play, splotchy anno on the handles, bad grinds, etc. If you want a killer auto, try Protech. They are the only brand that IMO almost outdoes Microtech on ots autos.

hso
July 20, 2013, 07:27 PM
And you didn't pay what a Microtech $225+ costs so why would you expect to get MT fit/finish on a $125-$155 knife?

Post a pic and someone might be able to help you with the wobble.

the count
July 20, 2013, 07:56 PM
And you didn't pay what a Microtech $225+ costs so why would you expect to get MT fit/finish on a $125-$155 knife?

Post a pic and someone might be able to help you with the wobble.
Well, I have a $25 Boker Magnum which is really better overall than the Piranha! No joke. Much sharper, also an auto, scales are champagne so not as striking as the burnt orange from the Piranha. Nice satin blade finish. So, while often true, price alone does not guarantee diddely squat.

the count
July 20, 2013, 07:59 PM
I never was impressed with the Piranhas I handled. A local knife shop had several models on display and almost every one of them had a different problem. Significant play, splotchy anno on the handles, bad grinds, etc. If you want a killer auto, try Protech. They are the only brand that IMO almost outdoes Microtech on ots autos.
Must agree with you. Have a Protech Doru Skull, awesome knife!

Il Duca
July 20, 2013, 09:25 PM
And you didn't pay what a Microtech $225+ costs so why would you expect to get MT fit/finish on a $125-$155 knife?

Post a pic and someone might be able to help you with the wobble.

You don't pay that for a Protech either. But a Protech will stand pretty close if not on the same level with MT and they are in the same price range with Piranha.

Valkman
July 20, 2013, 09:59 PM
If I was that unhappy with a new knife it would be returned. I expect quite a bit from a $125 knife but I'm not into autos so I don't know how they are in that range.

hso
July 21, 2013, 12:54 AM
Yep, the Protechs are usually better than the Piranhas. I wouldn't consider them to be close to the MTs, but they're pretty much the best deal for the money out there since they'll get within 75% of an MT for quality at about half the price.

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