Havalon Piranta Review

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The Havalon Piranta is part of a new, popular family of high quality deer hunting knives that have a replaceable, razor sharp blade. 

With the Havalon Piranta, a surgically sharp blade is always seconds away!​

The Havalon Piranta is a lightweight deer hunting knife with quick change, replaceable blades.

The piranta's small size makes it the perfect field dressing knife for deer as well as the best skinning knife.

It comes with 12 surgically sharp replacement blades that change out in a matter of seconds so that you always have an incredibly sharp blade.

We love the blaze orange ABS plastic handle with rubberized black easy grip inlays and a built in pocket clip.

The Havalon Piranta is our Editor's Choice for the Best Deer Hunting Knife for skinning.

Havalon Piranta Quality

Havalon Piranta Quality 95/100

While we were very impressed with the quality of the Havalon Piranta, it is not a structurally strong knife.

It is very light and much too flimsy to take on heavy tasks, but for field dressing and skinning it can't be beat.

The handle is blaze orange, which we love for field dressing, because the knife is easy to find when set down on the forest floor.

The blades are crazy sharp and more like a scalpel than a knife blade.

It is perfect for making short work of any skinning job.​

The Piranta comes complete with a nylon sheath​ which contains a pocket for storing the replacement blades for ultimate convenience.

Design and Functionality

Design and Functionality 95/100

We love the design of the Havalon Piranta. It has thumb studs for easy opening and it's lightweight virtually eliminates hand fatigue.

It is preferred by taxidermists when skinning and caping deer for it's razor sharp precision.

Add in it's small size which makes it super easy to maneuver inside the chest cavity of a deer , that makes the Piranta a must have for any deer hunter.

The ability to simply change the blade to a new razor sharp one in seconds is revolutionary and makes the Havalon Piranta best deer hunting knife for skinning on the market today​.


  • Razor sharp replaceable blades. No more sharpening your deer hunting knife.
  • Super lightweight and small size reduce hand fatigue
  • Surgical steel blades change in seconds.
  • Handle is blaze orange for high visibility when placed on the ground. No more lost knives.


  • Can be difficult to clean.

Havalon Piranta Specs

  • Knife Blade: 2 3/4 Inches
  • Overall Length 7 1/4 Inches
  • Comes with 12 SS #60A Replacement Blades
  • Ambidextrous Thumb Studs
  • Liner Lock Construction
  • Uses #60A or 60XT Blades
  • Handle: ABS Plastic with Rubberized Easy Grip Inlays
  • Sheath: Nylon
  • Weight: 2.5oz

The Havalon Piranta is not a deer hunting knife that you can use for every task, but if you are looking for an incredibly sharp, lightweight knife for field dressing and skinning deer, you will not find a better knife anywhere.

The Piranta undoubtedly deserves the Editor's Choice for best deer hunting knife for skinning and we think that you will agree once you put the Piranta in your hands.​

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John VanDerLaan

John VanDerLaan is the managing editor here at DeerHuntingGuide.net. He oversees a team of editors, writers and pro staff that are subject matter experts in hunting and hunting gear. John's expertise includes thoroughly testing all types of hunting gear, as well as hunting all over the U.S. and Canada. While his hunting expertise includes game birds, small game and large game, his favorite game animal is the whitetail deer and he loves to share the knowledge that he has gained over 40 years of chasing the wily whitetail with both archery gear and firearms. John is an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

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