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Redundant--Outstanding in every way. Fits the hand and is easy to maneuver. Great balance and finish...Each spartan knife regardless of the price point shows attention to detail...
This knife delivers on all aspects! Nice weight and feel, great balance and utility
Was very pleased with craftsmanship of this knife.The ergonomics and looks are amazing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent knife. Craftsmanship, balance and end product are exceptionl. Second to none.
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)
Knife Name: Ares
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