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Spartan Harsey Difensa

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Spartan Harsey Difensa

Spartan Harsey Difensa



The Difensa (named for the famous battle fought by the Canadian / US First Special Service Force during WWII in Italy) is an excellent choice for all around use. Spartan Blades and William Harsey were asked to make a knife for a Canadian special operations force that would serve them well in the north woods of their homeland and on worldwide deployments alike. These goals and expectations have been met and then some by creating a knife that does everything it should.

The spear point profile is flat ground with a tapered top edge that provides for an excellent cutting edge with good tip strength and balance. The Difensa's full tang and handle provide for neutral balance in the users hand. The ergonomic and textured canvas Micarta handle was modified from the Model II (no rear jimping), and provides for a comfortable confident grip when wet or dry.


Limited Edition: No
Brand: Spartan Blades
Designer (Text): Bill Harsey
Blade Material: CPM S35VN Stainless Steel
Blade Length (cm): 15.9
Blade Thickness (cm): 0.5
Overall Length (cm): 29.5
Handle Material (Text): Canvas Micarta
Blade Coating: PVD ZrN Flat Dark Earth
Sheath: Cordura
Product Weight (g): 680


  1. All Spartan knives are quality - high qualityReview by
    I have the Harsey 11 and I realise this knife is the Difensa. However apart from the top ridge on the blade of my knife this one is exactly the same.
    The crucial aspect of this knife is the quality, full tang and the grip is so well sculpted that it sinks into ones hand so snugly that it is if it was custom built. The level of grip afforded is probably the best I have ever felt., no wonder as Harsey himself was closely involved in the design of the grip. The blade and tang are so solid, and the knife out of the box was paper cutting sharp along it's entire edge.
    This is for me a collector's knife. But it is entirely capable of being an excellent SF troop tool. No doubt some of the British in particular have bought these to replace their awful issue knives.
    The blade is potentially very effective in combat, with a razor sharp very strong edge and a point that is as good as my Spartan V14, dagger, every SF member should be issued with one of these.
    The sheath is straight forward drawing it and replacing it is seoond nature.
    The knife could be easily used for any kind of woodcraft, and comes with some paracord to avert any accidents.
    In my view having a large knife collection this is worth every penny, and in the UK they are going up in value. I bought mine for about a £100 less than the price of this one.
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