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A custom knife like this one really is a significant step above the best higher-end but more mass produced knives. It's in all the details; the fasteners are the best I've seen, nice smooth precision opening, locking mechanism is solid, good weight and balance, nice grippy feel in the hand, and significant effort was put into the finish on all the parts. I personally was drawn to the coloring of the titanium handle on this version, quite unique. I also prefer to spend my money on an American made product. I think the bar is set as I have yet to come across another one at this level.
The knife is top notch. Amazing details in the etchings, even has a hidden etching of an Icelandic saying on the inside of the handle. Knife came razor sharp, solid lock-up. Excellent quality. I wish I had bought one sooner.
Been looking at these for a couple years but never took the plunge. Within two days of buying my first I acquired two more! That should tell you something. Built like a tank yet not too heavy. Solid all the way around and feel great in the hand! One of the sharpest out of the box knives I’ve ever handled. They come a little stiff so you’ll have to work them in a bit. But after a couple days they are smooth as butter! These are easy in the eyes but I can’t wait to beat in them like they were designed for. The customer service is bar none the best I’ve seen. I’ve owned hundreds of blades over the years from all the top end makers. These folks are pleasant to talk to and super responsive. New fan for life right here!
Winner of the 2016 BLADE Show “American Made Knife of the year” Award
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”. This particular knife is covered with several Runes and Staves to bring luck, good health, and healing to the owner. Hey it can't hurt!
Norse runes are an
lettering system or written language which was in everyday use long before the Roman alphabet which we use today was adopted into common use. It is said that the root word of rune is derived from the word “secret” in English and “whisper” in German. To many Icelandic people, the ancient runes are seen as a connection to the realm of the sacred. They represent the subtle patterns of connection which many believe underlie our lives, conveying messages from the infinite and allowing us to be in better harmony with the world around us.
The Icelandic magical staves are symbols found in books that tell of symbols of magic said to have power. They started to appear in the late middle-ages between the 15th and 19th centuries, but most date from the 18th century. They number in the hundreds. The staves were recorded in a textbook of magic, called a grimoire. Today they are worn as protective symbols to prevent getting lost or to give one power in battle!
Below are a few examples: