The Amazon, a side opening automatic knife from Piranha Knives, shows a little of the company namesake’s influence in the shape of the striking black on white handle. The slender fish shape and scale pattern give this knife a solid grip and a unique look.
The Amazon releases 3.45″ of strong flat ground stainless steel blade at the push of a button. The dependable and fast action locks into place as a full-sized 7.9″ knife with the useful features of a modern tactical folder rather than the old double edged dagger style of many switchblades. This knife is for more than self defense, built in a pattern that will function well for more common work. The steel pocket clip keeps the versatile Amazon, 4.6″ closed, at the ready when clipped to pocket or gear.
The blackened blade reduces reflectivity but considering the striking color of the handle that’s esthetic instead of functional. For someone looking for a dependable search and rescue knife with flair, the Amazon’s a good pick, with a blade you can use for heavy cutting, with thumb leverage. Opens with a flash and closes with ease–excellent qualities when you can only spare one hand for your work.