One important element to a good hunting product is the willingness of the manufacturer to listen to the consumer and make improvements from time to time. Piranta knives are designed for dressing and caping, not for cutting through bone. Many hunters using the Piranta knife would contact bone or cartilage and the thin surgical blade would often break. To combat this Havalon designed the new Piranta Torch with a modified #60A blade, which is 20% thicker and notably stronger than the standard #60XT blade while still delivering the famous surgical edge. The Torch is also extremely light in the pack (weighing only 2.1 ounces) and features a durable 6061-T6 aluminum alloy handle. Blade length is 2-3/4 inches and overall length is 7-3/8 inches.
The Torch comes in three colors: Light Copper, Lime Green and Brick Red. Each knife includes black rubber grip inserts, an open back for easy cleaning, ambidextrous thumb studs, liner lock and a removable pocket clip. A hole through the butt end of the handle allows a string to be attached to a tree limb. This helps keep the knife off the ground and easy to locate in the dark. Finally, it comes with 12 stainless steel replacement blades. The suggested manufacturer price is $59.95. I have personally purchased one of these great knives for my own pack.