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This knife Is perfect for someone who wants a concealable fixed blade for EDC. Not only can it be used for personal defense but it also doubles as an extremely lightweight and versatile utility knife. Came sharp enough to shave with out of the box. The fit and finish of the knife are top notch. Kydex sheath is rock solid and holds the knife very securely. Sheath comes with a pull the dot belt loop that can be removed and supplemented with whatever mounting accessories you want. Overall a great knife that is perfect for everyday EDC and concealed carry for defensive purposes
The knife itself is a solid little thing, the sheathe's a bit tight but that'll work in over time, the big reason I'm not giving this a higher rating is because out of the box, a good 1/3rd of the blade from the tip down was completely blunt, I don't mean unsharpened, I meant a visibly flat, blunt edge. I fixed it with an ~hour and a half and some whetstones, but at the price point and from a company I was told was reputable, this shouldn't be happening. I have one other knife in S45VN and it's a great steel, holds an edge for a very long time with minimal maintenance, but this also means it was fairly difficult to sharpen the blunt portion of the edge I received, so it goes both ways. Cosmetically I'm a fan of the design, the jimping is functional and well placed, the G10 grip insert provides good traction despite the thin profile of the knife, and the PVD FDE coating is smooth, consistent, and appealing, the included monkey-fist-ended lanyard loop is a nice touch. Hopefully if you choose this blade you'll receive a better example of Spartan's worksmanship than I did, because this -should- be a great knife under more ideal circumstances.
Interesting little knife. Would have been nice if it had passed a simple paper slice test right out of the box, but that's fixable with some time on the stones. Regardless, I did expect it to be sharp right out of the box, given the hype. Seems to be great materials. I'm a huge fan of S45VN steel.
I drooled over this knife for 6 years before I broke down & bought it. A work of art that exudes quality. I showed it to my buddy without telling him what it was & his first words were "I want to put on the lanyard just so I don't drop it." When I told him it was the Phrike from Spartan Blades, he said "well that explains it."
This knife is fantastic. I bought this to replace a HFB. I’ve been impressed with all my Spartan blades but this is a new high mark. It’s balanced and light, feels good and quick in the hand, and seems very sturdy. I’ve mostly carried it for self-defense so far but I look forward to using it in the field for hunting.
Placed order Friday and rec'd Monday. Phrike is exactly what I was looking for. Great blade. Thanks Spartan!
Very well made knife and excellent company to buy from, personalized service that you don’t get anywhere else
I'm in Love with Spartan Blades...Everything is great quality...Second to None! Great Steel! Awesome Strength and Edge Holding!
The Spartan Phrike Self Defense/Utility Knife draws its inspiration from ancient Greek mythology, with Phrike being the goddess associated with horror and fear. In the Greek language, "phrike" translates to "tremor" or "shivering." Despite its compact size, the Spartan Phrike custom self-defense knife is a formidable and finely crafted tool designed for both self-defense and utility use.
The Phrike features a small and lightweight blade, measuring 4.25 inches, specifically designed for easy carry and versatile applications such as self-defense and bushcraft. The knife's minimal inset handle adds to its comfort, slim profile, and high portability.
As an excellent utility knife, the Phrike is suitable for daily tasks and proves handy in various situations. Its outdoor capabilities make it a reliable companion for hunting and backpacking trips. Beyond its utility, the Phrike stands out as a handcrafted self-defense knife, ideal for emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.
The knife comes with a Kydex sheath equipped with an IWB (Inside the Waistband) loop, available in black or coyote color options.
Specifications for the Spartan Phrike Self Defense/Utility Knife are as follows:
- Knife Name: Phrike
- Designer(s): Iovito/Carey
- Blade Length: 4.25"
- Overall Length: 8.50"
- Blade Thickness: 3/16"
- Blade Steel: S45VN
- Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
- Blade Style: Fixed, Swedged Drop Point
- Coating: SpartaCoat – PVD – Tungsten DLC (Flat Black) or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth)
- Handle Material: G10 (Black, Green, and Coyote Tan)
- Sheath: Kydex w/IWB loop (Black or Coyote)
- Weight: 0.244 LBS