Spartan Harsey Difensa

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  • 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.

  • 5
    The knife is perfect, unlike the kydex sheath

    Posted by Nicolas Compagnon on May 26th 2023

    I love the knife and I don't know what could be reproached to it. Personnally I consider it perfect. However, the kydex sheath is soooo tight that I had great difficulty to take the knife out of it. After removing some plastic with a Dremel tool, it is better. However, I now intend to buy the leather sheath. To conclude : go for the knife, but if you are not as strong as Schwarzenegger, forget about the kydex sheath.

  • 5
    Kydex sheath

    Posted by Louie on Feb 17th 2023

    The spartan difensa is a fantastic knife, very well made, high quality, super comfortable micarta grips, my only concern was not with the knife but the kydex sheath, when I received the knife and went to pull it out if the sheath I had to pull with everything I had to get it out , way too tight and there doesn’t seem to be a way to loosen it up, I’ve owned many knives and have never had one that tight before, also the sheath is so tight that it leaves scuff mark on my new knife, not good. I still gave the knife itself 5 stars but the sheath is a quality sheath bit extremely tight fit

  • 5
    Spartan Difensa

    Posted by James Hime on Dec 5th 2022

    Just received my Spartan Difensa today to add to my collection. It is very high quality and I like it alot. It should last more than my lifetime and be passed on to my heirs. I plan on acquiring a Spartan George V14 Combat Dagger as well.

  • 5
    Best all Purpose Knife Ever

    Posted by Scott on Oct 24th 2022

    What can I really say? I mean, just try picking up a Harsey Difensa, 'nough said.

  • 5
    Spartan Harsey Difensa

    Posted by James on Oct 11th 2022

    Top quality.

  • 5
    Spartan Harsey Difensa

    Posted by Mike Shaw on May 18th 2022

    Excellent fit and finish on this knife. Razor sharp and very sturdy blade. The Kydex sheath was way too tight, but Kimberly at Spartan sent me a replacement that is perfect. Outstanding product and outstanding customer service. I am really happy with this purchase.

Spartan Harsey Difensa

In 1943, a pivotal battle unfolded in Italy between the U.S. / Canadian First Special Service Force and German troops, famously known as the Battle for Monte la Difensa. The valorous efforts of these forces were instrumental in securing an Allied victory in Italy.

Responding to a commission from Canadian special forces, Spartan Blades and master knifemaker William Harsey embarked on a mission to create a blade of exceptional caliber. Thus, the Spartan Harsey Difensa was born, paying homage to the collaboration and triumph of Canadian and U.S. forces.

The Spartan-Harsey Difensa stands as a versatile fixed blade knife, seamlessly integrating tactical prowess with survival capabilities. Engineered with precision and durability in mind, this knife is tailored for individuals who demand high-performance tools in the most demanding situations. With meticulous craftsmanship, it excels as both a tactical and survival knife, boasting robust construction and expert design for reliable deployment and handling in challenging outdoor scenarios.

Experience unrivaled precision with the Spartan Harsey Difensa, a testament to William Harsey's design expertise. Featuring an overall length of 11 5/8 inches, this knife sports a 6 1/4-inch blade crafted from durable CPM MagnaCut steel. Its 3/16-inch thickness, coupled with a Spear Point and flat ground main bevel with tapered top edge, ensures peak performance in any scenario.

Customize your Difensa with the SpartaCoat coating, available in PVD - T

ungsten DLC (Black) or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth). The handle, made from 3D Contoured CE Canvas Micarta® in Black or Green, offers 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 preparedness with this exceptional knife, meticulously crafted to marry precision engineering with high-quality materials.

Unveil the superior specifications of the Spartan Harsey Difensa:

  • 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

 

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  • 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.

  • 5
    The knife is perfect, unlike the kydex sheath

    Posted by Nicolas Compagnon on May 26th 2023

    I love the knife and I don't know what could be reproached to it. Personnally I consider it perfect. However, the kydex sheath is soooo tight that I had great difficulty to take the knife out of it. After removing some plastic with a Dremel tool, it is better. However, I now intend to buy the leather sheath. To conclude : go for the knife, but if you are not as strong as Schwarzenegger, forget about the kydex sheath.

  • 5
    Kydex sheath

    Posted by Louie on Feb 17th 2023

    The spartan difensa is a fantastic knife, very well made, high quality, super comfortable micarta grips, my only concern was not with the knife but the kydex sheath, when I received the knife and went to pull it out if the sheath I had to pull with everything I had to get it out , way too tight and there doesn’t seem to be a way to loosen it up, I’ve owned many knives and have never had one that tight before, also the sheath is so tight that it leaves scuff mark on my new knife, not good. I still gave the knife itself 5 stars but the sheath is a quality sheath bit extremely tight fit

  • 5
    Spartan Difensa

    Posted by James Hime on Dec 5th 2022

    Just received my Spartan Difensa today to add to my collection. It is very high quality and I like it alot. It should last more than my lifetime and be passed on to my heirs. I plan on acquiring a Spartan George V14 Combat Dagger as well.

  • 5
    Best all Purpose Knife Ever

    Posted by Scott on Oct 24th 2022

    What can I really say? I mean, just try picking up a Harsey Difensa, 'nough said.

  • 5
    Spartan Harsey Difensa

    Posted by James on Oct 11th 2022

    Top quality.

  • 5
    Spartan Harsey Difensa

    Posted by Mike Shaw on May 18th 2022

    Excellent fit and finish on this knife. Razor sharp and very sturdy blade. The Kydex sheath was way too tight, but Kimberly at Spartan sent me a replacement that is perfect. Outstanding product and outstanding customer service. I am really happy with this purchase.

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