Posted May 7, 2012 by Nick
If you’ve ever wondered what the ideal tactical “go-to-war” combat knife may be, the Harsey family from Spartan Blades might just be the answer. The Hunter and Model II are classic, functional designs with some hi-tech, new-age features. The full-tang S35VN blades are 3/16″ thick which provides excellent torsional strength and are available in your choice of color. The canvas micarta scales are 3D machined and contoured to give you a firm grip while also offering superb ergonomics in the forward and reverse grips. Many people believe a fixed knife is only as good as it’s sheath and if that’s the case, this is where the Spartan Harsey blades excel. You have the choice between a MOLLE compatible Cordura sheath or one made from Kydex, both lock in the knife extra securely and provide an ample array of carry options. These knives are based loosely off “The Yarborough” fixed blade designed by William Harsey, which is the knife presented to each cadet of the US Army Special Forces Qualification Course upon their graduation. You can see these works of edged art at www.knifecenter.com.
More from Spartan Blades about these knives and William Harsey:
It is the intent of Spartan Blades to provide the modern warrior and outdoorsman with knives that will serve them in a variety of missions and environments. Our intent is not to provide a cool knife or the next great pry bar, but rather produce a knife that is highly functional, made from only premium materials and techniques that looks great too!
All Spartan knives are manufactured by us in North Carolina with only US origin materials. Our Sheaths are made by US/US veteran owned businesses using only the best US Origin/Berry Amendment compliant materials. Both Mark and Curtis have spent a lifetime in the service of, and working to advance the interests of our country. Spartan Blades will do the same by only manufacturing in the U.S.A. with the highest quality domestically produced materials. Additionally, Spartan Blades utilizes other veteran owned small businesses in meeting our manufacturing mission.
Spartan Blades, LLC is located in Aberdeen, NC just west of Ft Bragg, NC; “Home of the US Army Airborne and Special Forces”.
About William Harsey:
Scholars have long defined periods of history by the materials used for edged tools. The working of steel is a craft spanning over 2,000 years and many cultures. This is a history rich in tradition and often shrouded in mystery because those who could properly forge, harden and temper steel were thought to have magical powers as judged by the performance of their weapons and tools. Bill Harsey grew up working, hunting and fishing in the mountains of Oregon, and the importance of sharp-edged tools was not lost to him.
Examples of Harsey’s knifemaking work now reside in Japan, Germany, Australia, England, France, Italy, Africa and all over North America. These knives are used in Marcella Hazan’s Venice kitchen, displayed by the Japanese National Knife Museum in Seki, and are put to proper hard use by Native Americans in Alaska. Harsey has built custom production pieces and hand-built prototypes for the late Al Mar, who was widely recognized in the international specialty knife business. One custom knife Harsey continues to build is dual-marked Al Mar/William Harsey. Even the renowned master knife maker, R.W. Loveless, owns a William Harsey folding knife.