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Blade Show 18 – Spartan-Harsey Tactical Trout 

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Designed by William W. Harsey Jr, this is the Spartan-Harsey Tactical Trout.


Blade Length: 4.25” or 10.795 cm
Overall Legnth: 9 1/8” or 23.18cm
Thickness: .187” or .475 cm
Blade Steel: CPM S35VN
Blade Hardness: 59-60 HRC
Blade style: Fixed Spear Point
Coating: PVD Tungsten DLC (Flat Black) or ZrN ( Flat Dark Earth)
Weight: .456 LBS or 207g

It comes with either a MOLLE (Black, Coyote Tan, or MultiCam) or Kydex w/IWB hardware sheath.

Blade Show – Spartan Blades / Harsey Folder Wins American Made Knife of the Year

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Cngratulations to our friends at Spartan Blades along with Bill Harsey for their folding knife being selected as Blade Magazine’s American Made Knife of the Year!

Here you can see Mark Carey, Bill Harsey and Curtis Iovito recieving their award.

The knife features a stainless S35VN 4.25″ inch blade along with dual titanium thumb lugs and phosphor bronze bushing for a smooth, ambidextrous opening.  The frame lock design incorprates and internal lock bar stabilizer that prevents the lock bar from over traveling and the slabs are are titanium.

Spartan Blades Wins Collaboration of Year at Blade Show

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

The Spartan – Harsey Model 1, a collaboration between Mr. William Harsey Jr and Spartan Blades won this year’s Blade Show Collaboration of the Year Award. According to Spartan Blades President, Curtis Iovito, “Bill is one of the first people we went to when we formed Spartan Blades not to do a collaboration but, to ask for advice on the knife industry. We quickly formed a friendship with Bill long before even considering a collaboration.” Obviously, the great relationship they developed shows through on this design. An important aspect of the project was that both Spartan Blades and Bill would put hands on each knife. To do this, Spartan Blades uses CNC technology to profile the knife, radius the handle area, and to create the handles based on Bill’s design. Once those operations are complete, they send them to Bill so that he can grind the knives by hand. Then they go back to Spartan Blades for heat treat, coat, and laser etching on the blades.

Knife Name: Spartan – Harsey Model 1
Designer(s): William Harsey
Overall Length: 13 1/4″
Blade Length: 7 5/8”
Blade Thickness: 3/16”
Blade Steel: CPM S30V
Blade Hardness: 58-59 HRC
Blade Style: Fixed Drop Point— The blade has a flat ground main bevel with a 10″ hollow ground top edge.
Coating: Flat Dark Earth (FDE) Spartacoat PVD ZrN
Handle Material: Black CE Canvas Micarta®
Sheath: Black Kydex with Belt Drop Loop
Weight: 0.862 LBS