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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.


SHOT Show 17 – Spartan-Harvey Folder Scale Options

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Spartan Blades has been offering limited run versions of their popular Spartan-Harsey Folder which feature special finishes and handles.

Right now, the plan is to have four different options available at a time and to swap them out for new designs in turn so they don’t all change at once. Here are some examples.

Blade Length: 4″
Overall Length: 8 13/16″
Blade Thickness: 0.154″
Thickness: 0.5″
Blade Steel: CPM S35VN
Blade Hardness: 58-60 RHC


– Eric Graves
SSD Editor

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.


SHOT Show – Spartan Blades

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

This is the Spartan Harsey Folder which is a collaboration with Bill Harsey.  These are the two base models.  One is stone washed and the other is Black PVD coated body and blade with uncoated (shiny ) hardware.  

Everything except the blade, pivot and stop pin are titanium.  The 4″ blade is made from S35VN with and an overall length of 8-13/16″.

Available mid Februrary from www.spartanblades.com.

Blade Show 2015 – Spartan Blades Pallas

Friday, June 5th, 2015

 Pallas is Spartan Blades third folder.  It features a 4″ S35VN blade with titanium and stainless hardware, a 6061 aluminum frame, and an awesome bearing action with both flipper and thumb stud.  Available in July 2015.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Partner Series – Spartan Blades

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Once again, the Friday Focus series serves to introduce one of FirstSpear’s OEM partners. This time, it’s North Carolina-based Spartan Blades.


Curtis Iovito and Mark Carey, Co-Founders of Spartan Blades, LLC, possess over 40 years of combined military service and experience. Mark and Curtis have combined their shared love of knife making, military experience and knowledge of the tactical equipment market to form Spartan Blades, LLC with a singular mission:


“Manufacture finely crafted tactical and field knives”


Why did you choose Made in America?
All Spartan’s knives are made by us in North Carolina with only US origin materials. As retired Special Forces NCOs, we have spent a lifetime working to advance the interests of our country. Spartan Blades does the same by only manufacturing in the U.S.A. and partnering with companies that do the same like FirstSpear.


Why did you choose FirstSpear?
Actually, FS was the only company that could source the inner sheath material we required. Another manufacturer stopped making sheaths for us but neglected to tell us! They kept us hanging for several months telling us they were going to send us sheaths all while knowing that they were not going to sew for small OEM companies anymore. This of course left us in a bind until first Spear stepped in and saved the day for us. They are a great company!



SHOT Show – Spartan Blades Lapel Dagger

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

This is Spartan Blades’s brand spanking new take on the classic OSS Lapel Dagger.


The original intent of the knife was for use not as a weapon but as a utility tool. Spartan Blades has added a small screwdriver in the back / pry bar (with the sheath on). The sheath is Kydex and can be suspended on a chain for neck wear but they are working TYR Tactical to make a sheath that can be sewn into clothing. The 4″ long knife is made from CPM 20CV.


Spartan Blades – NYMPH – Intregral Frame Slipjoint

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

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The NYMPH came about as a result of Spartan Blades wanting to produce a high quality slip joint folder, using as few small moving parts as possible. The resulting design features a blade made from S35VN steel in a Drop Point style, with a frame and clip made from 6AL-4V titanium.

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Spartan partnered with Les Halpern of Halpern Titanium to develop the locking system of the NYMPH, which is called an “Integral Frame Slipjoint”. This system utilizes the dorsal side of the frame which is cut to work as a spring and holds a pin that creates a bias to close and open. To open the blade, one must push on the tab on the blade while pulling on the triangle cut-out of the opposite side and hand. The pin locks into the blade when held firmly by the thumb and forefinger in position of use, but is free to rotate upon release of the frame handle.

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Due to its unique design, the NYMPH is legal in countries such as the UK and Germany which restrict knives with traditional lock systems, knives capable of one-handed opening, and those with long blades. SSD’s Editor picked up a NYMPH at Blade Show 2014, and used it on his recent trip to France; he was very happy with the performance.

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The blade finish is Stonewashed. Frame finish available in Stonewashed and Purple Anodized.