Piranha Virus Automatic Knife

Piranha Virus Auto Knife
Piranha Virus Auto Knife, Orange Handle, Black Plain Blade

Piranha just released their newest automatic knife, the Virus.  This slim auto knife features lightning fast action, excellent quality materials and top notch US production quality.

The first thing that grabs your eye about the Virus is its slim profile.  At just 7/8″ wide at the widest spot on the handle, the knife takes up nearly none of your valuable Pocket Real Estate™.  The slim handle has fingernail grooves down the inner edge of both handle scales and slimmer, alternating grooves on the spine side.  The spine of the handle has a dimple style texture.  All these provide visual appeal and offer your hand plenty of solid grip points.

The handle is 6061 T6 Type 3 Hard Coat anodized aircraft alloy and is available in all the regular Piranha colors including black, blue, red, green, camo, plum, pink, silver, and orange.  Piranha knives hold their color even with heavy use.  I have a Fingerling that I have carried off and on for several years now.  I have nicked and dinged the handle in several places and the color still shows strong.

The blade is CPM S30V with either a mirror or black finish.  You can pick either finish up with a plain edge or a combo edge.  Which means, there are 36 different variations of the Piranha Virus to choose from.  The blade is a modified drop point with a full flat grind that makes it ideal for slicing tasks.  The S30V is going to last for decades with proper care.  For a full review of CPM S30V see our article here.

The button lock trigger is inset on the upper edge of the the front handle scale.  The inset prevents accidental pocket firing yet allows easy access to the button when you press it with your thumb.  The blade snaps out ridiculously fast–like every Piranha I have ever used.  And the blade lock up is perfect.

A titanium, tip up pocket clip resides on the back handle scale for traditional right hand, tip up pocket carry.  Sorry lefties, the knife is not reversible.

If you place a premium on precious Pocket Real Estate™ and you are looking for a high quality automatic knife that will perform to the highest standards, consider picking up a Piranha Virus.


  • Overall Length: 7.45″
  • Blade: 3.1″
  • Blade Thickness: .1″
  • Blade Steel: CPM S30V
  • Blade Finish: Mirror or Black
  • Blade Edge: Plain or Combo
  • Closed: 4.1″
  • Handle Material: 6061 T6 Type 3 Hard Coat Anodized Aircraft Alloy
  • Handle Color: black, blue, red, green, camo, plum, pink, silver, and orange
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium, Tip Up
  • Weight: 2.0 oz
  • Made in the USA

Piranha Prowler Auto Knife Review — Video Review

The Piranha Prowler Auto Knife has proven itself to be a serious contender for best new automatic knife of the past 12 months.  Features fast action, solid construction and a no nonsense design that is perfect for every day carry.

Piranha Knives Special Offer From BladeOps

Just for a few days, until the end of day September 7th, 2014, we are offering an unbelievable value on all our Piranha Knives.  Order any Piranha knife and get a free Gerber folder, a free Gerber tactical pen and free Priority Shipping on the whole thing.  Just use coupon code “Knife” at checkout.

Special Piranha Coupon
Special Piranha Coupon

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Piranha Hybrid Auto Knife Video Review

Not sure if you’ve had a chance to see the Piranha Hybrid auto knife in action or not. This stellar auto knife from Piranha just continues the legacy that they have created of tough, durable automatic knives that open hard and lock up tight. These everyday use knives are built for your life. Find them here on our website.

Brand New Piranha Hybrid Auto Knife Hits the Shelves

Piranha Orange Hybrid
Piranha Orange Hybrid Automatic Knife

Piranha just did it again!  They released a brand new knife called the Hybrid.  This automatic features a clip point blade with a standard edge or combo edge–your choice.  The anodized aluminum handle has a steppe style pattern that adds some serious gripping power.  The spine of the handle has a unique herringbone pattern that gives the handle all kinds of character.  The handle has an impressive finger choil for your forefinger and a palm swell that gets the rest of your fingers into proper position for a classic grip.  The 154CM stainless steel blade has a thumb ramp that gives your thumb a solid, firm grip during slicing cuts.  Comes with a tip up, titanium pocket clip.  Check out the Piranha Hybrid auto knife in our store.  And after you check it out, let me know what you think.  Watch for all the colors to show up in our store over the next few days.


  • Blade: 3.2″
  • Overall: 7.375″
  • Closed: 4.175″
  • Weight: 2.4 oz

Piranha Prowler Auto Knife

Piranha Prowler
Piranha Prowler, blue standard edge blade

The Piranha Prowler’s have arrived.  These side open automatic knives are exactly what you would expect from a Piranha knife.  They feature high quality 154CM stainless steel blades and anodized aluminum handles for heavy daily use. They open lightning fast with a press on the inset trigger button and have no play in the blade at all.  The Prowler design is easily one of my favorite.  The single sharp edge dagger style blade is perfect for the cuts I need to make on a daily basis and the slightly tapered handle is comfortable and easy to grip.  Throw in the titanium pocket clip and you have a knife that will last you a lifetime.  Check out the Piranha Prowler here and check out the entire Piranha Knife line here.

The Prowler, referred to as the Piranha 12 series because it is their 12th design, is available in the following handle colors:

  1. Black
  2. Blue
  3. Green
  4. Plum
  5. Red
  6. Silver
  7. Camo
  8. Pink
  9. Burnt Orange



New Piranha Knife Announcement–Bodyguard Prowler

Brand new and soon to arrive in the store–the Piranha Bodyguard Prowler automatic knife features a single edge dagger style blade.  Like every Piranha knife, this knife will open fast and lock up tight via a push button on the front handle scale.  The handle is a slightly tapered coffin style handle with protruding matching quillions near the top of the handle to keep your hand on the handle.  The 6061-T6 anodized aluminum handle has some serious texture pattern on the front–similar to the recently released Predator series.  Available in all the classic Piranha colors including black, tactical black, blue marble, plum marble, red marble, green marble, orange marble, camo and silver,  the Bodyguard Prowler is sure to please.  It will come with either a stonewash finished blade or black tactical finished blade and can be found with a straight or combo edge.  The stonewash variations should be in store within a week to ten days and the black finished blades are about a month out.  Find it here.  Titanium pocket clip and all stainless steel pins and screws.

Blade: 3.3″
Overall: 7.7″
Closed: 4.4″
Weight: 3.14 oz

piranha knife bodyguard Prowler card (2)


Silver Handled Piranha Knives

Silver Handle Piranha Mini Guard
Silver Handle Piranha Mini Guard

Piranha just released their newest creations–silver handled models of all their knives.  Many of them have shown up on our shelves over the past few days and are available if you are looking.  These knives mostly feature black finished blades but a few of the models are available with mirror finish blades.  I think the look of the black blade with a silver finished anodized aluminum handle is a great look.  If you haven’t ever owned a Piranha, here are a few things I love about the knives.  They are extremely durable.  Built with anodized aluminum handles, they can stand up to a beating.  My friend has been carrying a Piranha Pocket for about four years now and aside from the obvious use wear you would expect to see on a well used blade, the knife looks just as good as it did when he first got it.  They open incredibly fast.  The spring mechanism is powerful and snaps the blade out lightning fast. The price is right–Piranha knives are a great value purchase.  Finally, they are available in enough different styles and sizes that you can always find one that works for your needs.   Check out the new silver handle versions and let me know what you think.