When it comes to the Piranha knife series...

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When it comes to the Piranha knife series...

Post by Captain O » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:02 pm

Aside from appearance, what is the attraction of their "Guardian" and "Mini Guardian" knives? What is their raison d'être? ::hmm:: ::shrug::
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Re: When it comes to the Piranha knife series...

Post by Samb » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:52 pm

Could be the cool factor.

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Re: When it comes to the Piranha knife series...

Post by Captain O » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:51 am

Samb wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:52 pm
Could be the cool factor.
Wouldn't that come under the heading of "appearance"? ::uc:: ::hmm:: :?
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Re: When it comes to the Piranha knife series...

Post by Samb » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:53 am

Captain O wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:51 am
Samb wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:52 pm
Could be the cool factor.
Wouldn't that come under the heading of "appearance"? ::uc:: ::hmm:: :?
Definitely could, missed that part. Other than that I don't see why you couldn't use it for any cutting task. I always liked the look of it but what turned me off about them is the blade wobble.

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Re: When it comes to the Piranha knife series...

Post by Captain O » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:28 am

Samb wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:53 am
Captain O wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:51 am
Samb wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:52 pm
Could be the cool factor.
Wouldn't that come under the heading of "appearance"? ::uc:: ::hmm:: :?
Definitely could, missed that part. Other than that I don't see why you couldn't use it for any cutting task. I always liked the look of it but what turned me off about them is the blade wobble.
I have the "Virus" and the "Pocket". There really isn't that much blade "wobble". (This phenomenon has been grossly exaggerated).
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Re: When it comes to the Piranha knife series...

Post by Madmarco » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:40 am

Captain O wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:28 am
Samb wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:53 am
Captain O wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:51 am

Wouldn't that come under the heading of "appearance"? ::uc:: ::hmm:: :?
Definitely could, missed that part. Other than that I don't see why you couldn't use it for any cutting task. I always liked the look of it but what turned me off about them is the blade wobble.
I have the "Virus" and the "Pocket". There really isn't that much blade "wobble". (This phenomenon has been grossly exaggerated).
A slight adjustment to the pivot should eliminate any wobble, providing the knife has a screw pivot and you don't overtighten it so as to affect it's performance. Jus' sayin'! ::shrug:: 8)
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Re: When it comes to the Piranha knife series...

Post by Samb » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:43 am

They don't have a pivot, that's why they have the wobble.

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Re: When it comes to the Piranha knife series...

Post by Captain O » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:05 am

Samb,

The "blade wobble" isn't that pronounced and if you like the knives, you needn't worry. The problem that I have with the "Guardian" and "Mini-Guardian" is the limited use of the Bayonet grind. I like a little "belly" on my blade because it gives me a little more "cutting power" when I saw "back-and-forth" with it. The excellent blade steels (154CM and S30V) hold a great edge longer and reduce the amount of cutting action needed to sever most materials.

Beyond the "appearance" attraction, I see nothing but a "plunging/stabbing" use for the grind. This is why I tend to shy away from the bayonet and dagger profiles. They are generally of limited utility outside of tactical/battle situations. ::undecided:: ::huff::
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Re: When it comes to the Piranha knife series...

Post by Madmarco » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:07 pm

Samb wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:43 am
They don't have a pivot, that's why they have the wobble.
Ah ha! 8)
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