Ares - Fighter / Combat Utility

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  • 1
    Dull blade

    Posted by Octavio Espinoza on Jan 21st 2022

    Out of the box the blade looked good. The sheathe was of ok quality and the belt loop was not what I expected. You may want to take pictures of everything that you offered for each product. Now the blade being of your elite series wasn’t even sharp enough to cut an old receipt I had just laying around. If that’s elite I feel sorry for the lower class of blades you offer and sell. Very disappointed especially for the price this is just an expensive paper weight.

  • 5
    Ares

    Posted by Max on Nov 10th 2021

    The high price plus the costs of imprting it to germany set my expectations pretty high. But just after opening the box i knew that it was worth every penny. I have never seen a more beautiful or nicely crafted blade before and am absolutely stunned. Will defenitly order from Spartan Blades again, the Enyo, Horkos and the Harsey Dagger all look interesting. Thanks for this great Knife and your phenomenal customer service.

  • 5
    Ares- Top Quality

    Posted by David on Nov 10th 2021

    Glad I decided to go with the Ares for my first real blade. I have had the benefit of meeting with plenty of my buddies to see their blade choices, and while none of them owned a Spartan, I am glad I decided to go with Spartan. The quality and fit and finish is superb. It won’t be my last Spartan Blade and I will happily fork out the cash for the quality of their work.

  • 5
    Best knife I've ever had

    Posted by Nicholas Shirley on Oct 5th 2021

    The knife feels amazing in your hands both standard and reverse grip. It's balanced really well and the kydex sheath holds it nice a securely without any rattling.

  • 5
    Beautifully made

    Posted by Kenny on Sep 2nd 2021

    First impression of this knife, kind of weird because of the angle of the blade but as I did a few drills with it, I start to understand why the angle. It's perfect and I can see there were some research went into it. I have no intention to use this in any form of fighting as I'm not in the military or anything like that and it is too big for EDC. From a collector point of view, it is beautifully made, and well balanced. I have the Enyo in S35VN which can hold a sharp edge very well, I would expect S45VN perform a little bit better. It is relatively easy to put a polished edge on using a 1000 grid diamond stone and a 16,000 ceramic stone. Don't get me wrong, the knife came razor sharp already. I just like to polish my knife edge to a mirror finish. The handle feels great in the hand but I thought it would look better with a set of wooden scales so I made a set with Brazilian Rosewood, it adds a little flare to the knife.

  • 5
    Great Knife and Great Customer Service

    Posted by Jamie on Aug 19th 2021

    This knife is amazing, great quality. Their customer service is amazing as well; Kimberly is very helpful and responsive. I ordered this as a gift and I can't wait to give it to him.

  • 5
    Ares

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 9th 2021

    Excellent knife. Craftsmanship, balance and end product are exceptionl. Second to none.

  • 5
    Perfect

    Posted by Cameron on Jul 6th 2021

    Beautiful knife and also beautiful slim sheath

  • 5
    Updated review

    Posted by Anonymous on Jun 28th 2021

    I’ve had the Spartan Ares for a week now and decided to abuse the crap out of it. I know its a tactical/martial knife but I took it camping with me. I did some light brush clearing and other bushcraft related things with it to familiarize myself with its dynamic. It did okay at those tasks but again, tactical knife. It was exposed to salt water, sweat and hard edge use but no serious blemish and the blade is still paper cutting sharp. It is a very well balanced blade. I did not budget for the kydex sheath so I have the black nylon which has a bunch of loops and paracord that left me perplexed as to their function but maybe somebody in the service would use and know what they are about. I figured out a way to fold the belt attachment in such a way that made it inside the waist where legal but also let it hang off outside when in the woods. In short I got it as a defensive and survival knife at the recommendation of a Ronin Tactics video and thought if an expert with real life experience respects the knife then maybe they know what they’re doing. I suspect I’m right, backed up with the fact that I have my own limited martial arts experience as well as being a hobbyist blade smith as well. I carry this with confidence and give a hat tip to Spartan for making an outstanding weapon/tool. Worth every penny.

Spartan Ares Fighter / Combat Utility Knife


The son of Zeus and Hera in Greek mythology, Ares was the god of savage war, bloodlust, and slaughter personified on the battlefield. We chose this fitting name for the Spartan Ares custom combat knife, as it’s the result of many years of combined knife making experience directed towards the goal of creating the ideal fighting knife.

The Spartan Ares is manufactured for the modern warrior. It is a military grade fighting / utility knife, with several distinctive features designed to assist the serious military professional.

The Ares handcrafted combat knife was engineered both for and with the input of various U.S. Special Operations Forces and other government agencies. If you’re looking for a high quality custom combat knife that will serve you well for years to come, you’ve found it in the Spartan Ares.

(Note: shown in photo with Spartan Enyo, which is sold separately)

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Specifications:
Knife Name: Ares
Designer's: Iovito/Carey
Overall Length: 10 1/2"
Blade Length: 5 3/8”
Blade Thickness: 3/16”
Blade Steel: CPM S45VN
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Fixed Drop Point—this design allows for strength of the blades tip by placing it in line with the users hand while keeping the upward curve of the cutting edge.
Coating: SpartaCoat - PVD - DLC "Flat Black" or ZrN "Flat Dark Earth"
Handle Material: CE Canvas Micarta® - Black or Green
Weight: 0.422 LBS

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  • 1
    Dull blade

    Posted by Octavio Espinoza on Jan 21st 2022

    Out of the box the blade looked good. The sheathe was of ok quality and the belt loop was not what I expected. You may want to take pictures of everything that you offered for each product. Now the blade being of your elite series wasn’t even sharp enough to cut an old receipt I had just laying around. If that’s elite I feel sorry for the lower class of blades you offer and sell. Very disappointed especially for the price this is just an expensive paper weight.

  • 5
    Ares

    Posted by Max on Nov 10th 2021

    The high price plus the costs of imprting it to germany set my expectations pretty high. But just after opening the box i knew that it was worth every penny. I have never seen a more beautiful or nicely crafted blade before and am absolutely stunned. Will defenitly order from Spartan Blades again, the Enyo, Horkos and the Harsey Dagger all look interesting. Thanks for this great Knife and your phenomenal customer service.

  • 5
    Ares- Top Quality

    Posted by David on Nov 10th 2021

    Glad I decided to go with the Ares for my first real blade. I have had the benefit of meeting with plenty of my buddies to see their blade choices, and while none of them owned a Spartan, I am glad I decided to go with Spartan. The quality and fit and finish is superb. It won’t be my last Spartan Blade and I will happily fork out the cash for the quality of their work.

  • 5
    Best knife I've ever had

    Posted by Nicholas Shirley on Oct 5th 2021

    The knife feels amazing in your hands both standard and reverse grip. It's balanced really well and the kydex sheath holds it nice a securely without any rattling.

  • 5
    Beautifully made

    Posted by Kenny on Sep 2nd 2021

    First impression of this knife, kind of weird because of the angle of the blade but as I did a few drills with it, I start to understand why the angle. It's perfect and I can see there were some research went into it. I have no intention to use this in any form of fighting as I'm not in the military or anything like that and it is too big for EDC. From a collector point of view, it is beautifully made, and well balanced. I have the Enyo in S35VN which can hold a sharp edge very well, I would expect S45VN perform a little bit better. It is relatively easy to put a polished edge on using a 1000 grid diamond stone and a 16,000 ceramic stone. Don't get me wrong, the knife came razor sharp already. I just like to polish my knife edge to a mirror finish. The handle feels great in the hand but I thought it would look better with a set of wooden scales so I made a set with Brazilian Rosewood, it adds a little flare to the knife.

  • 5
    Great Knife and Great Customer Service

    Posted by Jamie on Aug 19th 2021

    This knife is amazing, great quality. Their customer service is amazing as well; Kimberly is very helpful and responsive. I ordered this as a gift and I can't wait to give it to him.

  • 5
    Ares

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 9th 2021

    Excellent knife. Craftsmanship, balance and end product are exceptionl. Second to none.

  • 5
    Perfect

    Posted by Cameron on Jul 6th 2021

    Beautiful knife and also beautiful slim sheath

  • 5
    Updated review

    Posted by Anonymous on Jun 28th 2021

    I’ve had the Spartan Ares for a week now and decided to abuse the crap out of it. I know its a tactical/martial knife but I took it camping with me. I did some light brush clearing and other bushcraft related things with it to familiarize myself with its dynamic. It did okay at those tasks but again, tactical knife. It was exposed to salt water, sweat and hard edge use but no serious blemish and the blade is still paper cutting sharp. It is a very well balanced blade. I did not budget for the kydex sheath so I have the black nylon which has a bunch of loops and paracord that left me perplexed as to their function but maybe somebody in the service would use and know what they are about. I figured out a way to fold the belt attachment in such a way that made it inside the waist where legal but also let it hang off outside when in the woods. In short I got it as a defensive and survival knife at the recommendation of a Ronin Tactics video and thought if an expert with real life experience respects the knife then maybe they know what they’re doing. I suspect I’m right, backed up with the fact that I have my own limited martial arts experience as well as being a hobbyist blade smith as well. I carry this with confidence and give a hat tip to Spartan for making an outstanding weapon/tool. Worth every penny.

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