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I've got to say, the first one I purchased from Spartan is the nicest dagger I've ever placed in my collection. It's lively in the sense that it is both controllable and extraordinarily well balanced. The cross section isn't lopsided, which can be a problem with daggers made by beginners. The blade geometry is perfectly diamond-shaped and it doesn't at all appear to suffer the F-S/Marine Raider & et al. drawback of a weak tip. And, of course, it has a full tang instead of a threaded rattail. I don't want to rank on rattails too much, they aren't nearly as infamous as weak tips, after all. At any rate, I decided that I should have another Spartan Harsey dagger for my collection and I ordered one. And here it is, just as good as the first!! Nice job, Spartan. Keep up the good work.
Outstanding as usual
Fit and finish are pure perfection. Glad I pulled the trigger on this purchase. Also, do yourself a favor and get the kydex sheath. I have several spartan knives and this one is my favorite.
I don’t have a review. I have not received my order from 12-17-21. It was my husbands Christmas. Very disappointing.
Another Spartan Blade exceeding expectations. The size and weight balance are great fits for me personally, and should perform well for it's intended use. For anyone looking for a dagger, I can't imagine one being any better made or functional.
Amazing quality. Fit and finish is perfect on the blade and the kydex sheath.
The Harsey Dagger is a True work of Art and just feels Right in your hands and the blade is Just Beautiful to look at in Black , I have a 8 inch Russian blade from Kizlyar and the Harsey Dagger is So Much Better in 45 SVN Steel !!! Its a Keeper for Sure :)
I'm going to go ahead and limit myself to commenting on the blade itself, as I've often found that the sheathes which come with even the most expensive blades mostly aren't up to much. I've handled, much to my delight, a few real, master-forged Japanese blades from the 18th and early 19th centuries. Their mode of construction and the materials used (if not their bloody history) seem to have a great deal to do with the incredibly high quality of each such item. And that is especially evident whilst handling them. There are only three blades in my not-particularly-extensive collection of fixed blade knives which are as lively and responsive in the hand as those elderly Japanese Wakizashi, Tanto and O-katana that I've handled in the past. And one of those is the Harsey dagger by Spartan Blades! Congratulations, Spartan... that is one of the highest compliments that I could attribute to postmodern craftsmen and their products here in the US. And I feel, upon examination, that it is the top-end materials and careful attention to detail which contribute to this effect and to a price which can only be characterized (under the prevailing circumstances) as entirely reasonable. Especially when dealing with production of the historical, 'manufacturer's nightmare'; the double-edged dagger.
This is one fine dagger.. excellent quality and obviously made by people who know what this type of weapon is used for and made it as if they might have to use it. Ron Park MSG. US Army 11b
Spartan Harsey Dagger - Designed by prolific knife designer William W. Harsey Jr., the Spartan-Harsey Dagger was designed to be a combat dagger. Based on Mr. Harsey’s extensive experience working with Special Operations Forces, he developed, what we believe to be the epitome of what a combat dagger should be. Its timeless design is matched only by the use of premium US materials which include; S45VN with excellent vacuum heat treatment with double deep cryogenic treatment and pressure tempering, full tang construction and a 3D contoured canvas micarta handle, textured for excellent grip. These feature's combined with its beautiful design makes for a knife that will most assuredly become an American classic.
Knife Name: Spartan Harsey Dagger
Designer(s): William "Bill" Harsey
Overall Length: 10 3/4"
Blade Length: 6”
Blade Thickness: 3/16”
Blade Steel: CPM S45VN
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Dagger
Coating: PVD – Tungsten DLC (Flat Black) or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth)
Handle Material: 3D contoured Double Black CE Canvas Micarta®
Sheath: Lined Nylon MOLLE sheath (Black, Coyote Tan, or MultiCam) or Kydex with Belt Loop (Black or Coyote Tan)
Weight: 6.72 oz