There’s a knifemaker in North Carolina called Spartan Blades where the company’s co-founders, Curtis Iovito and Mark Carey, combined their military experience with their shared love of knife making to manufacture finely crafted tactical and field knives. With 40-plus combined years of military experience, including retirement from US Army Special Forces, the two know what “tough” means and designs it into Spartan Blades products.
According to their website, “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.” That intent includes collaborating with world renowned knife maker, William “Bill” Harsey. One of those collaborative efforts is the Spartan Harsey Hunter, designed to serve double duty as a combat or hunting knife. This is a full tang knife with bevels hand-ground by Bill Harsey. Handle scales are 3D machined to ultra tight tolerance from 3/8-inch Micarta to provide a comfortable and sure grip.
The 5 3/16-inch blade is made from CPM S35VN steel with a hardness of 50-60 HRC. It has a drop point, making it ideal for gutting or skinning big game and at more than half-pound weight, the 3/16-inch thick blade has the heft needed for jobs such as splitting a sternum.
Model: Spartan Harsey Hunter
Designer: William Harsey
Overall Length: 10 1/2″
Blade Length: 5 3/16″
Blade Thickness: 3/16″
Blade Steel: CPM S35VN
Blade Hardness: 59-60 HRC
Blade Style: Drop Point
Coating: SpartaCoat – PVD in ZrN (Flat Dark Earth)
Handle Material: 3D Contoured CE Canvas Micarta Black or Green
Weight: 0.64 LBS
Price: Starting from $495