The Spartan Blades Harsey Folder is a large pocket knife, designed by William(Bill) Harsey. This master designer in the knife industry has a very recognizable style. You immediately recognize certain shapes. The bump above the thumb stud and the shape of the base of the handle, for instance. This amazing pocket knife was noticed by more people because it won the American Made Knife of the Year 2016 award at the Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
This is a special 2020 edition of the Harsey Folder. This edition is adorned with a rich pattern of gold-coloured skulls. Like it is an item from the collection of a high-end fashion brand, this high-end pocket knife is enhanced with a black PVD coating and gold-coloured heat anodising. With a laser engraving machine the pattern is immortalized on the scales. No tactical references, simply an appealing pattern that looks great. As Carey and Iovito (founders of Spartan Blades) already said in their old Special Forces Team: It's not whether you live or die, but how good you look when you die! This knife will only be produced in 2020 and will no longer be available afterwards. So be there in time.
Ergonomically speaking the Harsey folder is sublime. Exactly what you might expect from a Harsey design. Even with large hands or gloves you can easily use this pocket knife. The construction is incredibly solid. The frame is made from two thick pieces of titanium: 4 mm each. Three standoffs in between the handle make the frame incredibly rigid. The pivot is also very strong. Not a little screw but a massive one with a large head. Size T15. As such you know that this isn't a pocket knife for the lighter tasks.
Phosphor bronze washer were placed around the pivot. These support the blade during heavy-duty use. Even with the 3.8 mm stop-pin is relatively large. When opened the blade is kept in place by a solid framelock. Initially this model will have some lock stick, but this will become less as you use it more often.
You open the blade with the double thumb studs. In terms of steel Spartan selected American CPM S35VN steel. An incredibly good type of steel that was once developed in cooperation with knife maker Chris Reeve. Someone Harsey always worked with on a regular basis. S35VN retains its sharpness well and is also stainless.