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What is the Horkos Knife from Spartan Blades?

Spartan Blades Horkos

The Spartan Blades Horkos was designed to be a dependable, long-lasting, and practical all-purpose combat and utility knife that can be used in a variety of challenging situations. The Horkos was created with reliability, sturdiness, and usefulness in mind. Blade Style: Drop Point – single edge design with relieved distal spine and tapered drop for tip strength.

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The Combat Weapons Team of the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY ordered a bespoke Spartan Horkos combat knife with unique engravings as a tribute to their graduating class. West Point graduates are responsible for defending freedom and promise to guard the American Constitution, therefore, the name Horkos was chosen for this powerful combat knife.

Examining the pointed end of the blade, one can see a classic drop point design. This knife is unique because of the rest of the blade; the spine has a harpoon-like element that takes one back to the famous, albeit not historically accurate, versions of Spartan swords featured in movies.

At the centre of the top, a thumb rest with jimping for a firm grip is found. Additionally, the Horkos blade has a choil for more precise cutting. The finish is a PVD tungsten DLZ coat, which is highly resistant to wear, featuring a symmetrical and razor-sharp edge with a near polished edge. The Spartan Blades logo and the steel type are embedded via laser etching in the coating.

The Horkos handle is made of Canvas Micarta and has a checkered structure on top that offers a secure grip. Spartan Blades has a good name for creating top-notch items designed for military purposes. This company was started by two ex-Special Forces members, so I thought it had a special place in the industry. Their formula is basic: they make first-rate fixed blade fighting knives in the United States with top-of-the-line materials.

Not just the material and feel, the overall shape of the Horkos handle holds the knife securely in the user’s hand. The grip mimics that of fencing, with the thumb pressing against the thumb rest. The index finger fits nicely in its groove while the other fingers have enough space. It is the ideal size for someone wearing size 10 working gloves. The handle is full tang, but hollowed out, with three T15 screws per side keeping the Canvas Micarta handles in place.

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Last Updated on December 31, 2022