Spartan Harsey Difensa

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$425.00
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  • 5
    beautiful craftmanship

    Posted by joe wilson on Jun 27th 2016

    a truly stunning knife! have not had it in the field yet but it obviously will be up to the job.

  • 5
    good to go

    Posted by Erik on Apr 29th 2016

    thank you for a beautiful blade with a fantastic kydex sheath. sharp and very very pointy. this is the knife that's on my gunbelt ready to go. hope this never becomes my everyday carry.

  • 5
    Fixed blade greatness

    Posted by Ian Clements on Mar 14th 2016

    If there's perfection in the knife making world, then the Spartan Harsey Difensa is it. This thing is so well balanced, it fits my hand perfectly, it has weight that give it that balance & great hand feel. I don't know how else to describe it except to say it's near perfection.

  • 5
    Outstanding piece

    Posted by greengunner on Feb 29th 2016

    You guys rock! When I saw the Difensa among so many other options shopping on the Internet, it just looked right.
    Comparing price, blade quality, and workmanship, including the kydex sheath, there are few out there that compare.

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. 

 

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

13 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    beautiful craftmanship

    Posted by joe wilson on Jun 27th 2016

    a truly stunning knife! have not had it in the field yet but it obviously will be up to the job.

  • 5
    good to go

    Posted by Erik on Apr 29th 2016

    thank you for a beautiful blade with a fantastic kydex sheath. sharp and very very pointy. this is the knife that's on my gunbelt ready to go. hope this never becomes my everyday carry.

  • 5
    Fixed blade greatness

    Posted by Ian Clements on Mar 14th 2016

    If there's perfection in the knife making world, then the Spartan Harsey Difensa is it. This thing is so well balanced, it fits my hand perfectly, it has weight that give it that balance & great hand feel. I don't know how else to describe it except to say it's near perfection.

  • 5
    Outstanding piece

    Posted by greengunner on Feb 29th 2016

    You guys rock! When I saw the Difensa among so many other options shopping on the Internet, it just looked right.
    Comparing price, blade quality, and workmanship, including the kydex sheath, there are few out there that compare.

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