Spartan Blades 2020 Special Edition SHF Special Edition Harsey Folding Knife 3.95" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Blue Saint Michael Engraved Titanium Handles - SF5NWCOAST
SNSF5STMICHAEL: 2020 Special Edition Spartan Harsey Folding Knife - Saint Michael
KnifeCenter is extremely excited to offer you another collaboration between Spartan Blades and William Harsey - this time in a folding knife. It is a winner for sure featuring a 3.95" CPM-S35VN stainless steel blade and full titanium handles, available in a number of different configurations. The ergonomic handle features finger grooves and jimping to lock the design into your hand during hard use. There is an internal overtravel prevention mechanism built into the handle and the titanium pocket clip is reversible for ambidextrous tip-up carry. The dual thumb studs are extremely easy to access because Spartan has milled a perfect ramp for your thumb to find these studs. It's a well thought out design and is manufactured with Spartan quality so you know you're getting a knife that can and will serve you well in any theater of use.
This particular knife is deeply engraved with an image of Saint Michael the patron Saint of Paratroopers and the Infantry!
Saint Michael the "Archangel" is the patron Saint of the Airborne and Infantry. During their days as paratroopers, Mark and Curtis were often given and wore St. Michael medals as is the custom of most paratroopers. Three major religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all cite Michael as a great figure to be revered. He's mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, the Christian New Testament, and the Quran.
So, what is the historical link between Saint Michael and the military community? During medieval times the Catholic Church chose Michael to be the patron of the military. As a patron saint, he was an advocate and intercessor to God on behalf of the military. The Bible records Michael's name with the title, archangel, which means "chief angel." He is one of the chief angels of the heavenly army doing God's bidding in the fight against spiritual evil. According to the holy texts, there is a continuous spiritual war between good and evil going on, and it is fleshed out on the battlefield in both heaven and earth.
In Ephesians 6:10, he wrote, "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, and against the authorities, and against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." Christian religious texts say there is a relationship between our prayers to God, the archangel Michael's fight in the heavenly areas, and how our lives are affected on earth. To say it another way, there is a correlation between a service member's prayers and Michael's heavenly fight against evil. Our prayers fuel Michael's fight, which in turn provides us with protection and assistance.
One can easily see why Saint Michael would be adopted as the patron of the airborne paratrooper in World War II. There was great evil that needed to be conquered, both in Europe and in the Pacific. Saint Michael is a symbol for us as a spiritual warrior, who stands ready to fight on behalf of the good even today!
- Blade Length: 3.95"
- Cutting Edge: 3.75"
- Closed Length: 4.95"
- Overall Length: 8.875"
- Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.156"
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Material: Saint Michael Engraved Titanium, Blue Anodized
- Handle Thickness: 0.50"
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Bronze Washers
- Pocket Clip: Spartan Arrow (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
- Weight: 5.8 oz.
- Designer: William Harsey
- Made in the USA