The word Spartan conjures up the vivid history of the battle of Thermopylae, a story of enormous courage in the face of devastating odds. T
he Spartans were a tough breed, trained from childhood in the art of war and inured to most privations, both mental and physical. Engaging them at close quarters was something to be feared and avoided, as their famous Kopis swords struck off arms and legs like a scythe in a wheat field!
Designed by Andrew Demko, the Cold Steel Spartan is quite simply the world’s finest folding Kopis,
its hollow ground Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel blade features a sharp recurve edge, big belly and acute point. Its Kopis inspired handle is Injection molded from Grivory, with steel liners for added strength. It’s unusual and distinctive handle makes for an exceptionally effective and comfortable grip.
The Spartans thumb plate can be used to open the knife like a conventional “one handed opener” or be snagged on the edge of a pocket during the draw stroke and opened automatically.
Additionally, the Spartan incorporates our Tri-Ad locking mechanism, which has proven, under torture testing to be almost impervious to stress, strain and shock. It’s almost impossible to overcome and offers a huge margin of safety not found in our competitor’s folders.
Blade Length: 4 1/2″
Blade Thickness: 4 mm
Overall Length: 10 1/2″
Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless
Weight: 9.2 oz
Handle: 6″ Long Grivory w/ Steel Liners
Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip