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This is a well made knife and feels great in your hand. The handle has a really nice feeling grip and fits my hand perfectly. It is just a good looking knife. I don't typically use my knives for bushcraft. I have them for self-defense and other such practical uses and collection. This knife will fit well with the latter uses.
Before anything else, once you grip this you know you have a substantial piece of metal in your hand. The weight and balance are fantastic. Sharp enough to shave. Co-worker handled it and said he will definitely be looking Spartan Blades.
One of the best nights of ever purchased
This is an excellent combat fix blade. As a 32 year veteran, I can vouch that you cannot do better than this knife!
I love the knife. I feels great to hold and is worth the price
This is a beautiful blade! It came sharp as hell outta the box. The kydex sheath is excellent as well. The only thing I could knock it for is the handle thickness. Ive got large hands and when I grip the blade it just feels a tad thin. But overall I am impressed with the quality/ fit and finish... I will be buying more blades from Spartan for sure
Fine piece of craftmanship, sharp as heck, shaved hair off my arm. Wish I could get my other blades that sharp. Liked it so much, I'll be looking to pick up the Difensa, thanks
Quality was first class, all aspects of construction and attention to detail were top notch. The blade design was well thought out for it’s intended use. This knife will be a great addition to my kit and help keep me mission ready at all times. Ps. Customer service is outstanding.
Best knife I have ever had and plan on buying another one.
Spartan Horkos Combat / Utility Knife
In Greek mythology, Horkos (or-kos) was the personification of the curse that would befall anyone who broke a sacred oath. The Greeks considered Horkos to be the demon-protector of honor, and honor was everything to the ancient Greeks.
The Spartan Horkos custom combat knife was commissioned by the Combat Weapons Team of the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, with custom etching to honor their graduating class. As all graduates of West Point are defenders of our freedom and take a sacred oath to protect the U.S. Constitution, we chose Horkos as the name of this formidable combat knife.
The Horkos is designed as an excellent all-around combat and utility knife. It’s intended to see its user through a variety of tough situations, and is crafted with reliability, durability, and functionality in mind.
Knife Name: Horkos
Overall Length: 10 7/8"
Blade Length: 5 11/16”
Blade Thickness: 3/16”
Blade Steel: CPM S45VN
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Drop Point - single edge design with relieved distal spine and tapered drop for tip strength.
Coating: SpartaCoat - PVD - Tungsten DLC (Black) or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth)
Handle Material: CE Canvas Micarta® Black or Green
Weight: 0.556 LBS