Spartan Harsey Difensa

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$445.00
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  • 1
    Still have not recieved it.

    Posted by Gints on Jan 10th 2024

    Still have not recieved it. And Spartan Knives did not answer on any of my emails. Total ignirance and arrogance.

  • 5
    Difensa

    Posted by Mike on Jan 9th 2024

    This is my second Spartan fixed blade and won’t be my last. I can honestly say it would be the first knife I’d grab for any trek into the woods. The Harsey handles always fit extremely well into the hand with no hotspots. The fit and finish is spot on from Spartan. It’s got good weight and so far has held an edge very nicely with moderate to heavy use in the 3 outings I’ve used it on. Can’t recommend this knife enough.

  • 4
    Difensa

    Posted by Ron on Dec 5th 2023

    The good and the great: handles are perfectly sculpted, one of the most comfortable knives to hold in hand. Ergonomics are outstanding. Weight is perfectly balanced, blade geometry and design is excellent. Jimping on top is grippy and perfect, no hot spots. Sheath is top quality. Less than great: not shaving sharp out of the box. Slicing paper it was a bit toothy/gritty. I had to run over a strop a few times and that smoothed it out and it’s nice and slicey now.

  • 5
    Difensa

    Posted by Jesse on Nov 2nd 2023

    Very happy with this knife , top quality , fast shipping to NEW Zealand ,

  • 5
    Awesome Blade !!!!

    Posted by Jerry S. on Sep 12th 2023

    The Spartan Harsey Difensa is one of if not the finest knife I own, I have two in different configurations both are awesome !!

  • 5
    High quality product

    Posted by brent washa on Sep 5th 2023

    My SPARTAN HARSEY DIFENSA is the best investment I made. The craftsmanship and quality is worth every penny. Excellent shopping experience and was shipped quickly . Will buy again.

  • 5
    High quality product

    Posted by brent washa on Sep 5th 2023

    My SPARTAN HARSEY DIFENSA is the best investment I made. The craftsmanship and quality is worth every penny. Excellent shopping experience and was shipped quickly . Will buy again.

  • 5
    Great

    Posted by Dominique on Jul 15th 2023

    This is a great knife. Looks very good, sharp and is well balanced. The grip is also very well made.

  • 5
    Beyond Excellent!

    Posted by JK on Jun 16th 2023

    I’ve learned not to use odd characters in my reviews to avoid strange symbol translations. As for the Harsey Difensa, it is my very favorite knife in my large collection. It’s my number one “go to” knife for any job or any situation that I may encounter. The Difensa is extremely strong, very sharp, balanced, and well crafted. The quality and blade material are outstanding in every way. It holds an edge well. The Micarta handle is very confortable and provides for a powerful grip of the knife. I finally had the opportunity to purchase this knife with a black blade, black Micarta handle, and with a black Kydex shealth. What’s nice is that the Kydex sheath doesn’t scratch the black finish on the blade like it does on my Spartan Horkos knife. I really don’t care either way about the scratches, but I thought I would mention it. The Kydex sheath provides for a tight retention of the knife, yet it’s very easy to draw the knife when needed. The knife is easy to use, and it holds up extremely well when batoning wood, cutting material, in prying situations, and even in digging. It is a “a must have” for any survival or self-defense situation. Though it’s weight is not as light as some may like, it’s strong usefulness outweighs that notion. As a former military veteran and law enforcement officer, the Difensa, to me, is among the best knives on the market for survival. I would highly recommend the Difensa for a superior, all-around survival tool. It’s price is high, but its usefulness outweighs the price. William Harsey did it right in his design of the Difensa. Of course, this is all my opinion.

Spartan Harsey Difensa

In 1943, a battle was fought between the U.S. / Canadian First Special Service Force and German troops in Italy. Known as the Battle for Monte la Difensa, the courageous performance of U.S. and Canadian forces here was essential to the eventual Allied victory in Italy.

When the Canadian special forces commissioned Spartan Blades and master knifemaker William Harsey to produce a blade for them, we knew we wanted to create something special. Our goal was to craft a knife that would serve their special forces well in the years to come -- both in the northern woods of their homeland and on worldwide deployments alike. The result was the Spartan Harsey Difensa, named after the infamous and hard-fought victory achieved by cooperation between Canadian and U.S. forces.

The Spartan-Harsey Difensa is a versatile fixed blade knife that seamlessly blends tactical functionality with survival capabilities. Engineered for precision and durability, this knife is the perfect companion for those who demand high-performance tools in challenging situations. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Difensa excels as both a tactical knife, providing quick and reliable deployment, and as a survival knife, featuring robust construction for handling demanding outdoor scenarios. With its expertly designed blade, ergonomic handle, and rugged materials, the Spartan-Harsey Difensa is a trusted ally for those who require a dependable tool in the field, whether for tactical missions or survival adventures.

 

 

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Unveil the superior specifications of the Spartan Harsey Difensa, a pinnacle of tactical excellence meticulously crafted by designer William Harsey:

  • Knife Name: Spartan Harsey Difensa
  • Designer: William Harsey
  • Overall Length: 11 5/8"
  • Blade Length: 6 1/4"
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Blade Steel: CPM MagnaCut
  • Blade Hardness: 61-63 HRC
  • Blade Style: Spear Point - Flat ground main bevel with tapered top edge.
  • Coating: SpartaCoat - PVD - Tungsten DLC (Black) or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth)
  • Handle Material: 3D Contoured CE Canvas Micarta® Black or Green
  • Weight: 0.710 LBS

Experience unparalleled tactical precision with the Spartan Harsey Difensa. Designed by William Harsey, this knife boasts an overall length of 11 5/8 inches, featuring a 6 1/4-inch blade crafted from robust CPM MagnaCut steel. The blade's 3/16-inch thickness, coupled with a Spear Point and flat ground main bevel with tapered top edge, ensures optimal performance in any situation.

Choose your style with the SpartaCoat coating, available in PVD - Tungsten DLC (Black) or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth). The handle, constructed from 3D Contoured CE Canvas Micarta® in Black or Green, provides a secure and comfortable grip.

Weighing just 0.710 pounds, the Spartan Harsey Difensa is a lightweight yet powerful tactical companion. Elevate your collection and tactical readiness with this exceptional knife that marries precision engineering with high-quality materials.

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  • 1
    Still have not recieved it.

    Posted by Gints on Jan 10th 2024

    Still have not recieved it. And Spartan Knives did not answer on any of my emails. Total ignirance and arrogance.

  • 5
    Difensa

    Posted by Mike on Jan 9th 2024

    This is my second Spartan fixed blade and won’t be my last. I can honestly say it would be the first knife I’d grab for any trek into the woods. The Harsey handles always fit extremely well into the hand with no hotspots. The fit and finish is spot on from Spartan. It’s got good weight and so far has held an edge very nicely with moderate to heavy use in the 3 outings I’ve used it on. Can’t recommend this knife enough.

  • 4
    Difensa

    Posted by Ron on Dec 5th 2023

    The good and the great: handles are perfectly sculpted, one of the most comfortable knives to hold in hand. Ergonomics are outstanding. Weight is perfectly balanced, blade geometry and design is excellent. Jimping on top is grippy and perfect, no hot spots. Sheath is top quality. Less than great: not shaving sharp out of the box. Slicing paper it was a bit toothy/gritty. I had to run over a strop a few times and that smoothed it out and it’s nice and slicey now.

  • 5
    Difensa

    Posted by Jesse on Nov 2nd 2023

    Very happy with this knife , top quality , fast shipping to NEW Zealand ,

  • 5
    Awesome Blade !!!!

    Posted by Jerry S. on Sep 12th 2023

    The Spartan Harsey Difensa is one of if not the finest knife I own, I have two in different configurations both are awesome !!

  • 5
    High quality product

    Posted by brent washa on Sep 5th 2023

    My SPARTAN HARSEY DIFENSA is the best investment I made. The craftsmanship and quality is worth every penny. Excellent shopping experience and was shipped quickly . Will buy again.

  • 5
    High quality product

    Posted by brent washa on Sep 5th 2023

    My SPARTAN HARSEY DIFENSA is the best investment I made. The craftsmanship and quality is worth every penny. Excellent shopping experience and was shipped quickly . Will buy again.

  • 5
    Great

    Posted by Dominique on Jul 15th 2023

    This is a great knife. Looks very good, sharp and is well balanced. The grip is also very well made.

  • 5
    Beyond Excellent!

    Posted by JK on Jun 16th 2023

    I’ve learned not to use odd characters in my reviews to avoid strange symbol translations. As for the Harsey Difensa, it is my very favorite knife in my large collection. It’s my number one “go to” knife for any job or any situation that I may encounter. The Difensa is extremely strong, very sharp, balanced, and well crafted. The quality and blade material are outstanding in every way. It holds an edge well. The Micarta handle is very confortable and provides for a powerful grip of the knife. I finally had the opportunity to purchase this knife with a black blade, black Micarta handle, and with a black Kydex shealth. What’s nice is that the Kydex sheath doesn’t scratch the black finish on the blade like it does on my Spartan Horkos knife. I really don’t care either way about the scratches, but I thought I would mention it. The Kydex sheath provides for a tight retention of the knife, yet it’s very easy to draw the knife when needed. The knife is easy to use, and it holds up extremely well when batoning wood, cutting material, in prying situations, and even in digging. It is a “a must have” for any survival or self-defense situation. Though it’s weight is not as light as some may like, it’s strong usefulness outweighs that notion. As a former military veteran and law enforcement officer, the Difensa, to me, is among the best knives on the market for survival. I would highly recommend the Difensa for a superior, all-around survival tool. It’s price is high, but its usefulness outweighs the price. William Harsey did it right in his design of the Difensa. Of course, this is all my opinion.

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