-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 deep engraved with an image of Saint Michael the patron Saint of Paratroopers and the Infantry!
Saint Michael the "Archangel" is the patron Saint of the Airborne and Infantry. During our days as paratrooper, we were often given and wore St. Michael medals as is the custom of most paratroopers. Three major religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all cite Michael as a great figure to be revered. He's mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, the Christian New Testament, and the Quran.
So, what is the historical link between Saint Michael and the military community? During medieval times the Catholic Church chose Michael to be the patron of the military. As a patron saint, he was an advocate and intercessor to God on behalf of the military. The Bible records Michael's name with the title, archangel, which means "chief angel." He is one of the chief angels of the heavenly army doing God's bidding in the fight against spiritual evil. According to the holy texts, there is a continuous spiritual war between good and evil going on, and it is fleshed out on the battlefield in both heaven and earth.
In Ephesians 6:10, he wrote, "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, and against the authorities, and against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." Christian religious texts say there is a relationship between our prayers to God, the archangel Michael's fight in the heavenly areas, and how our lives are affected on earth. To say it another way, there is a correlation between a service member's prayers and Michael's heavenly fight against evil. Our prayers fuel Michael's fight, which in turn provides us with protection and assistance.
One can easily see why Saint Michael would be adopted as the patron of the airborne paratrooper in World War II. There was great evil that needed to be conquered, both in Europe and in the Pacific. Saint Michael is a symbol for us as a spiritual warrior, who stands ready to fight on behalf of the good even today!
Winner of the 2016 BLADE Show “American Made Knife of the year” Award
Maker: Spartan Blades
Designer: Bill Harsey Design
Blade Length: 4.25″
Total Length: 9″
Blade: Stainless S35VN Steel
Blade Style: Spear Point – Flat ground main bevel with tapered top edge.
Handle: Blue Anodized Titanium
Weight: 5.9 oz.