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Spartan Blades Les George V14 Dagger - Black on Black

Spartan Blades Les George V14 Dagger - Black on Black
Spartan Blades Les George V14 Dagger - Black on BlackSpartan Blades Les George V14 Dagger - Black on BlackSpartan Blades Les George V14 Dagger - Black on BlackSpartan Blades Les George V14 Dagger - Black on Black
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When looking for a knife that is both functional as well as fierce, you can't go wrong with the American made Spartan Blades George V14 Dagger. The V14 Dagger was winner of the BLADE 2014 Collaboration Knife of the Year and rightfully so. This knife has an impressive design and a classic profile. The V14 full tang design showcases a blade you can depend on with its 0.25 inch precision ground thickness. Spartan Blades didn't stop there with the George V14 Dagger because the blade is double tempered, vacuum heat treated, and four symmetrical bevels were hollow ground to ensure the blade's has durability, toughness, and edge retention. The handle is a comfortable ergonomic design and to assist in indexing, it is oblong with flats on each side - a deviation from the usual. It is that attention to detail that makes this knife one you can use under most any conditions, including low visibility. The blade size is 6 3/4" and is constructed out of stainless CPM S35VN Steel with SpartaCoat and PVD Zirconium Nitride in flat black. This is one knife that looks impressive, has construction for longevity, and has plenty of power. The total size of this dagger is 11 5/8" and a weight of under 10 ounces.This fighting knife is based on a classic knife with a modern interpretation and what you get is pure beauty.

MAKER: Spartan Blades
DESIGNER: Les George
BLADE SIZE: 6 3/4"
TOTAL SIZE: 11 5/8"
BLADE MATERIAL: Stainless CPM S35VN Steel - SpartaCoat, PVD Zirconium Nitride (Flat Black)
HANDLE: 3D Contoured Black G-10
SHEATH: Kydex - Flat Black
WEIGHT: 9.2 oz.


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5  The Perfect Dagger, Spartan Blades Les George V14 Dagger - Black on Black
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I've been wanting a Spartan Blades knife for a while now, and I've admired Les George's designs, particularly his Hydra fixed blade. I've also been searching for a high-end dagger, but the Microtech 'ADO' is the only one I've found that came close to what I was looking for. The Spartan Blades - Les George 'V-14 (Marine Raider) Dagger' was a must-buy then, for me, a perfectly crafted double-edged weapon that feels very comfortable in the hand and is weighted just right. It has a nice, solid feel to it, courtesy of the contoured G-10 scales, and the edges are very sharp, meeting in a wicked point that could pierce the fabric of time and space. The black on black looks very slick, but I found it hard to choose; I'm not a soldier, and I'm not a ninja, so it all came down to personal taste, for me. They all look good, but are also precision-crafted implements of death. Daggers weren't made for whittling or cutting cardboard. Choosing to go with CPM S35VN, as Spartan always does, means it's made from what might be the best all around knife steel available; it's impossible to say with any certainty, of course, but it's definitely near the top of the list, a premium stainless with the edge retention and toughness required for a dagger; while I like D2 and CPM M4, I'd be concerned that the high Rockwell (62 - 64) of those high-carbon steels could lead to a broken tip. The 58 - 59 Rockwell of S35VN, as well as the high levels of vanadium and the addition of niobium give it a toughness and impact resistance that is ideal for a dagger.
It's a beautiful knife, and the sheath is of the highest quality as well, a thick, form-fitting kydex that holds the knife tight in any position, releasing only with a very solid push of the thumb. Spartan and Les George won the Blade Show 2014 award for 'Best Collaboration', and I think they deserved it. As much as I like my Chris Reeve-Bill Harsey 'Pacific', the 'V-14' might be my new favorite. KnifeArt were great to deal with. I live in Canada, so I was shocked when the knife arrived at my door less than 36 hours after I placed the order. Nice.

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