Spartan Harsey Difensa

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  • 5
    Harsey Difensa

    Posted by Mike H on Jan 13th 2021

    As a machinist/fabricator I appreciate the flawless build quality of every aspect of this tool. The balance and fit in the hand are perfect for me as well.

  • 5
    Harsey difensa

    Posted by Wilbert Papik on Jan 4th 2021

    This is a really good knife, some of my relatives said they will order same

  • 5
    Difensa

    Posted by Nicolas Troup on Dec 25th 2020

    Love this beautiful beast.

  • 5
    A+ knife

    Posted by AnswerTo1984Is1776 on Dec 7th 2020

    Incredible quality, craftmanship and attention to detail. Razor sharp. This is an excellent survival knife.

  • 5
    Spartan Difensa

    Posted by john.villafranca@gmail.com on Dec 7th 2020

    I was expecting a good knife out of the box, but this blew away my expectations. The workmanship was excellent. Blade wicked sharp. This is a knife I could bet my life on. I am awaiting on the Harsey folder in SVN45 next!

  • 4
    I Love Holding This Thing!

    Posted by Kenn T. on Nov 25th 2020

    I haven’t made it into the backcountry with it yet so these are my first impressions. I’m 47 years old and have had a knife on my hip practically my whole life. That being said, this is by far my favourite knife of all time. I won’t go into long details about the lines, weight, balance, and grip, I’ll simply tell you this knife feels amazing in your hands! It really just becomes an extension of yourself. It feels like it has some life to it, it hums. Why 4 and not 5 stars then? What could have been a perfect knife (and at this price point it damn well should be) was ruined by how poorly the knife’s edge/grind was applied. From tip to heel you’ll get 2mm at one end thinning down to 1mm at the other. This unevenness flips on the reverse side. The result is an asymmetrical tip that I will eventually have to balance out. Truly disappointing in that regard but if I had to leave my house today, and was only allowed to keep one of my personal possessions, I’d take my Difensa.

  • 4
    I love holding this thing!

    Posted by Kenn T. on Nov 25th 2020

    I haven’t made it into the backcountry with it yet so these are my first impressions. I’m 47 years old and have had a knife on my hip practically my whole life. That being said, this is by far my favourite knife of all time. I won’t go into long details about the lines, weight, balance, and grip, I’ll simply tell you this knife feels amazing in your hands! It really just becomes an extension of yourself. It feels like it has some life to it, it hums. Way 4 and not 5 stars then? What could have been a perfect knife (and at this price point it damn well should be) was ruined by how poorly the knife’s edge/grind was applied. From tip to heel you’ll get 2mm at one end thinning down to 1mm at the other. This unevenness flips on the reverse side. The result is an asymmetrical tip that I will eventually have to balance out. Truly disappointing in that regard but if I had to leave my house today, and was only allowed to keep one of my personal possessions, I’d take my Difensa.

  • 5
    Har

    Posted by Dr. Paul Green on Nov 21st 2020


    About a week after the knife arrived I was on a plane to teach a Jungle survival course. This was going to be a great test of the blade. The Spartan Harsey Difensa knife perform exceptionally well on the jungle tasks. Including shelter construction, bamboo fire saw, snares and firewood gathering. The knife fits my hand which made easy to cut and chop on hardwoods and softwood as well as Bamboo. I have used 100’s of knives in my career and the Harsey Difensa knife is the winner. Exceptionally sharp and ready for any tasks.

  • 5
    Spartan Harsey Difensa

    Posted by Jeremey Long on Sep 21st 2020

    Great fit and finish. All details in this knife mean expert craftsmanship.

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 name speaks to this custom tactical knife’s excellent all-around field and battlefield use. The spear point profile of this handcrafted knife is flat ground, with a tapered top edge that makes for excellent tip strength, penetration balance, and sheer cutting ability.

The full tang and handle of the Spartan Harsey Difensa allow for a neutral balance in the user’s hand. Combined with the textured, ergonomic canvas Micarta handle -- modified from our Model II with no rear jimping -- this custom combat knife offers the wielder a comfortable, confident grip whether wet or dry. 

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Specifications:
 

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 S35VN

Blade Hardness: 59-60 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

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  • 5
    Harsey Difensa

    Posted by Mike H on Jan 13th 2021

    As a machinist/fabricator I appreciate the flawless build quality of every aspect of this tool. The balance and fit in the hand are perfect for me as well.

  • 5
    Harsey difensa

    Posted by Wilbert Papik on Jan 4th 2021

    This is a really good knife, some of my relatives said they will order same

  • 5
    Difensa

    Posted by Nicolas Troup on Dec 25th 2020

    Love this beautiful beast.

  • 5
    A+ knife

    Posted by AnswerTo1984Is1776 on Dec 7th 2020

    Incredible quality, craftmanship and attention to detail. Razor sharp. This is an excellent survival knife.

  • 5
    Spartan Difensa

    Posted by john.villafranca@gmail.com on Dec 7th 2020

    I was expecting a good knife out of the box, but this blew away my expectations. The workmanship was excellent. Blade wicked sharp. This is a knife I could bet my life on. I am awaiting on the Harsey folder in SVN45 next!

  • 4
    I Love Holding This Thing!

    Posted by Kenn T. on Nov 25th 2020

    I haven’t made it into the backcountry with it yet so these are my first impressions. I’m 47 years old and have had a knife on my hip practically my whole life. That being said, this is by far my favourite knife of all time. I won’t go into long details about the lines, weight, balance, and grip, I’ll simply tell you this knife feels amazing in your hands! It really just becomes an extension of yourself. It feels like it has some life to it, it hums. Why 4 and not 5 stars then? What could have been a perfect knife (and at this price point it damn well should be) was ruined by how poorly the knife’s edge/grind was applied. From tip to heel you’ll get 2mm at one end thinning down to 1mm at the other. This unevenness flips on the reverse side. The result is an asymmetrical tip that I will eventually have to balance out. Truly disappointing in that regard but if I had to leave my house today, and was only allowed to keep one of my personal possessions, I’d take my Difensa.

  • 4
    I love holding this thing!

    Posted by Kenn T. on Nov 25th 2020

    I haven’t made it into the backcountry with it yet so these are my first impressions. I’m 47 years old and have had a knife on my hip practically my whole life. That being said, this is by far my favourite knife of all time. I won’t go into long details about the lines, weight, balance, and grip, I’ll simply tell you this knife feels amazing in your hands! It really just becomes an extension of yourself. It feels like it has some life to it, it hums. Way 4 and not 5 stars then? What could have been a perfect knife (and at this price point it damn well should be) was ruined by how poorly the knife’s edge/grind was applied. From tip to heel you’ll get 2mm at one end thinning down to 1mm at the other. This unevenness flips on the reverse side. The result is an asymmetrical tip that I will eventually have to balance out. Truly disappointing in that regard but if I had to leave my house today, and was only allowed to keep one of my personal possessions, I’d take my Difensa.

  • 5
    Har

    Posted by Dr. Paul Green on Nov 21st 2020


    About a week after the knife arrived I was on a plane to teach a Jungle survival course. This was going to be a great test of the blade. The Spartan Harsey Difensa knife perform exceptionally well on the jungle tasks. Including shelter construction, bamboo fire saw, snares and firewood gathering. The knife fits my hand which made easy to cut and chop on hardwoods and softwood as well as Bamboo. I have used 100’s of knives in my career and the Harsey Difensa knife is the winner. Exceptionally sharp and ready for any tasks.

  • 5
    Spartan Harsey Difensa

    Posted by Jeremey Long on Sep 21st 2020

    Great fit and finish. All details in this knife mean expert craftsmanship.

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