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Spartan Blades Phobos

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Named for Phobos (Fo-Boz), the offspring of Ares and Aphrodite, he was known to accompany Ares into battle. Like the legendary figure who inspired its name, this is a companion knife that can be worn inside the waist band (IWB), around the neck or in a pocket. Phobos’ design makes it a comfortable everyday carry fixed blade with great ergonomics. The 2-13/16″ Wharnecliffe / Sheepfoot blade is well suited for daily cutting tasks, and excels at cutting tape, cardboard, straps and clothing. The blade is available in two SpartaCoat-PVD shades, Tungsten DLC (Black) or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth). Additionally, In order to accommodate a variety of carry options, the form fitted Kydex sheath (Black or Coyote) comes with a stainless steel neck chain, IWB loop and para-cord (2′) for convenient carry options. Finally, Phobos’ lanyard includes a plated pewter Spartan helmet bead.


Random Stuff We Saw at SHOT Show

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Mystery Ranch NICE 6500 in WL Gore’s OptiFade Camo

AAC’s Blank Firing Adapter

CCW Breakaways

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