Spartan-Harsey Folder “SHF” The Spartan-Harsey Folder or “SHF” is Spartan Blades first folder collaboration with world renowned knife maker, William "Bill" Harsey Jr. The SHF was produced with the combined goal of creating a sturdy folding knife that could be used for a variety of tasks. This blade can be used for every day carry or as a sturdy field knife. Except for the blade, pivot, and Stop pin, all the parts on the knife are titanium! The ergonomic handle is specifically designed with comfort and confidence in of grip and has that signature “Harsey Look”.
Winner of the 2016 BLADE Show “American Made Knife of the year” Award
The art work on this knife represents our appreciation for the art and style of West Coast Native Americans. During our time in 1stSpecial Forces Group, we spent almost a decade patrolling and operating in the forests of Washington State. During our time there, we developed an appreciation for this simple, clean, and meaningful art form that represented the natural world.
The Frog is a creature of great importance in Northwest Coast art and culture. As a creature that lives in two worlds, water and land, Frog is revered for his adaptability, knowledge and power to traverse worlds and inhabit both natural and supernatural realms.
The kingfisher to the Northwest Coast Indians, Kingfisher is generally viewed positively, as a messenger and a sign of good luck to come. In Makah legends, however, a human thief was punished by being transformed into the first kingfisher. In the Siouan tribes, Kingfisher is associated with fertility. Most often, Kingfisher appears in traditional stories as a proficient hunter, whose success cannot be duplicated by careless imitators.
The Dragonfly is used as a clan crest in some Northwest Coast tribes, such as the Tlingit, and can sometimes be found carved on totem poles. The Yaqui also have a Dragonfly Dance among their tribal dance traditions The meaning of the Dragonfly symbol was to signify happiness, speed and purity. The dragonfly also represents transformation and life's ever constant process of change.
Maker: Spartan Blades
Designer: William W. Harsey Jr.
Blade Length: 4.25″
Total Length: 9″
Blade: CPM S35VN stainless steel, transitioning to CPM S45VN third quarter of 2020
Blade Style: Spear Point – Flat ground main bevel with tapered top edge.
Handle: Titanium anodized green with bronze highlights deep etched with NW Coast animals
Weight: 5.9 oz.