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I needed a light weight hiking blade. Though I’m not a fan of handless blades, I was very impressed by the way the Formido’s handle recesses and jimping provide a very stable grip. Very sharp S35VN blade with an excellent point. This package is topped of by a top quality kydex sheath. The Formido is a low profile functional cutting tool.
I'm in Love with Spartan Blades...Everything is great quality...Second to None! Great Steel! Awesome Strength and Edge Holding!
As someone who likes to carry a fixed blade everyday for practical and tactical uses, it doesn’t get any better than the Formido in my opinion. Besides SB being a great American company to support, this knife is so balanced and beautiful. The strength and size is fantastic for only 4oz. My XL hands fit the handle great, and don’t feel the need to wrap it with anything. I love the simplicity and will proudly have it on my side for years to come.
Title says it all. This is a top tier blade made with top tier materials. Excellent product from top tier folks over at Spartan Blades
Spent months searching for my replacement blade, after sensing that my skill set had grown beyond what my Ikken could support. I found that Spartan Blades tends to design specific knives for specitic use brackets, and took the jump on a Formido.
Steel is clearly outstanding, as is the DLC coating, but what blows my mind about this blade is the dedication to theory behind the blade. From the blade profile and length, to the overall size of the tool, this thing is utterly perfect for a do it all fighting knife.
The thin profile makes the knife just able to be concealed, while the grip is the size needed for certain more advanced techniques. The blade is the perfect length for a carry blade, any less or more would be less than ideal. This blade is fantastic, and should be more common than it is.
I purchased this knife for every day carry/ self defense . Excellent quality. I was worried the knife would slip in my hand if wet, didn't budge . Thin doesn't print if carried inside the waistband. Sheath has excellent retention and yet can be quickly deployed. This is a solid purchase well worth the money.
Absolutely the best for my tactical vest and duty belt rig
Well thought out blade. Ergonomics fit just right in about a dozen positions and inspire confidence when handling. Barely noticeable in gym shorts iwb at 1 o’clock. Easy to carry all day long. The coating looks exceptional and feels great in hand wet and dry. Easy to clean no worries about rust getting underneath scales because of simple design. The balance feels like blade is heavy and moves with purpose. Does not feel like it will fly out of your hand slip twist or bite a finger off. Kydex sheath is nice, would be nicer with more holes or maybe design options like taco style. Overall very functional Impressive looking blade thats easy to carry , throw in backpack, or drive with.
Honestly I can not say enough amazing things about this blade. It’s beautiful crafted and wicked looking. On top of that the customer service I have recieved has been second to none. Fantastic blade, awesome company!! Thanks so much guys!
Formido Self-Defense Everyday Carry Knife
The ideal everyday carry and self-defense knife should be comfortable, durable, reliable, and highly effective. With the Spartan Formido custom self-defense knife, you get all of these characteristics in a sleek, quality crafted package.
The Formido custom everyday carry knife features a lightweight, skeletonized blade that’s specifically designed for self-defense and bushcrafting. Given its short 3 7/8"" length, the Formido’s blade is slim, comfortable to carry, and easy to deploy in a hurry.
When ordering your Spartan Formido, you have a choice between a nylon or Kydex sheath. With the nylon sheath, this handcrafted self-defense knife can be easily carried on a belt, vest, or pack. Meanwhile, the Kydex option is ideal for inside waistband (IWB) or horizontal carry.
Knife Name: Formido
Blade Length: 3.875""
Overall Length: 8.75""
Blade Thickness: 3/16""
Blade Steel: CPM S45VN
Blade Hardness: 58-60 or 59-61 HRC Respectively
Blade Style: Fixed, Straight Back
Coating: SpartaCoat – PVD – Tungsten DLC (Flat Black) or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth)
Sheath: Lined Nylon MOLLE sheath (Black, Coyote Tan & Multi-Cam) or Kydex w/IWB loop.
Weight: 0.157 LBS