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Wow, what a great tactical tool for my son who's in the Navy! This dagger will certainly do what it is intended for. Thanks Pineland for making a tool that'll keep our forces at the cutting edge!
I received my Spartan-George V-14 Dagger yesterday. This dagger truly pays homage to the original V-42 with all the improvements of the modern age. I have been purchasing knives from Spartan blades since sometime around 2009. I have purchased nine knives from them including this current purchase. I have high expectations for their products. I will say that they outdid themselves with this dagger. It is extremely well made, which was not a surprise. It has a superb combat edge straight out of the box, exceeding a standard issued factory dagger edge. I would put my life on this blade out of the box. The only issue I experienced was the retainer strap on the RMJ Tactical/Chattanooga leather sheath appeared to be short. That is the first conclusion you might reach before looking closer at the sheath. It is not an issue at all and easily rectified!...........The strap is not an incorrect length. The sheath had a minor assembly issue. The inner side of the retainer should be affixed on the top retainer screw not the second down as it was delivered. The retainer snap should remain on the second screw down from the top as delivered. If anybody does not understand my articulation, please reference the picture of the RMJ tactical/Chattanooga leather sheath for the Harsey Dagger. Looking at the lower black sheath in the picture, it is easier to see the proper configuration. It is a five minute or less fix. For those that may miss it, you can also reconfigure the strap for left hand or right-hand operation or for how it may be carried on your kit by reversing the assembly. I highly recommend this dagger for anybody looking for a fine dagger for their collection or to save their life in the worst of times. DOL Ep
From OSS days to today's Special Forces, the V-14 is the knife of choice for their logos for a reason: it represents a knife that can save your life from man or beast. Just holding the V-14 instills confidence in your survival skills. The craftsmanship in all aspects of the knife's assembly is best in its class. This spring when I return to my Blue Ridge Mountain cabin, my V-14 will be my constant companion, I can leave the sidearm at home. Thank you Spartan Blades!
Spectacular piece of weaponry, I’d have to buy it again if I didn’t already have one.
Uncompromising in both design and quality. Worth the money!
This is a perfectly crafted, designed, finished, and machined true combat dagger. The best materials with a classic design in my experience makes this best of its class.
Beautiful, practical and lethal
The most disappointing knife purchase I have ever made. I have spoken with Spartan Customer Service twice. Both times the customer service folks I spoke with were friendly, helpful, and easy to work with. The first time was because the retention strap that came with the leather sheath was too short and could not reach the snap. They offered to send me a replacement strap the next day - no problem. The second call to customer service was because the knife was not at all sharp. Nothing close to sharp. I spoke with customer service and they explained that due to the geometry of the blade, they could not get it as sharp as their other knives... I was disappointed to hear this as the knife is quite dull (except for the very sharp tip of the knife). Later, I was trying to cut some standard parachute cord with the knife - nothing fancy, just a short piece to work as a tether until the replacement retention strap arrived. I suppose that I was starting to allow my frustration get the better of me, but I ended up pulling so hard trying to cut this cord that when it eventually gnawed its way through the cord the knife swung wide and clipped a tool sitting next to me on the bench. This chipped the tip right off. It is a very small chip. Hard to see without magnification - but definitely knocked the tip right off. The cord was never cleanly cut, but rather a frayed mess. I have ruined this knife and wasted my money. I will probably try to sharpen it and get rid of the chip, but really I want to just get rid of this knife, the pricey leather sheath, accept the loss of money and the disappointment and try to put this whole experience behind me.
Incredible dagger,I've purchased some quality blades from Spartan but this is my favourite of all.
Spartan-George V-14 Dagger
WINNER - BLADE 2014 Collaboration Knife of the Year
The Spartan-George V14 Dagger is Spartan Blades’ first collaboration with the gifted and prolific knifemaker Les George.
Beginning with the formation of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) following the end of World War 2, daggers have come to symbolize the most elite of our military special operations units and intelligence agencies. With the Spartan-George V-14 Dagger, our goal was to create a custom combat knife that improved upon a classic profile with better materials and a more thoughtful design.
The V-14 features a full-tang design combined with a 0.25 inch precision ground thickness, making for a very reliable blade. Each of these handcrafted combat knives is first hollow ground with four symmetrical bevels, then vacuum heat treated, double deep cryogenically treated and double tempered. The end result is added edge retention and toughness, thus fixing the classic durability problem that has plagued military combat daggers in the past.
In addition to an extremely high quality blade, the Spartan-Georgie V-14 combat dagger features an ergonomic and textured handle specifically designed for maximum comfort and a confident grip. This is where we opted to diverge from tradition, choosing an oblong handle with flats on each side to assist in the indexing and use of the knife during times of limited visibility. Simply put, this is a true combat dagger!
Knife Name: Spartan George V1-14 Dagger
Designer: Les George
Overall Length: 11 1/2"
Blade Length: 6 3/4"
Blade Thickness: 1/4"
Blade Steel: CPM S45VN
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Full Tang Hollow Ground Dagger
Coating: SpartaCoat - PVD - Tungsten DLC (Black) or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth)
Handle Material: 3D Contoured G10, Black or Green
Weight: 9.28 Oz