The Spartan Kranos is a testament to the precision craftsmanship and quality produced by Spartan Blades. Spartan uses high quality materials and exhibits top-notch fit and finish but it is the attention to detail that really makes the Kranos stand out. Fine milled texture inside and out with Sparta inlays on both sides of the handle and a 3D machined titanium "Arrow" pocket clip are highlight details on a classic and functional, utilitarian design.
Brand new directly from Spartan Blades. The 2017 International BLADE Show "American Made Knife of the Year"!
The Blade: Traditional spear point style CPM-S35VN stainless steel blade has fine heavy stonewash finish that helps to reduce reflectivity and hide wear. It's given a primary flat bevel along with a tapered top edge accent. A long stretch of jimping on the spine provides solid traction in the hand. The blade deploys on a dual ball bearings pivot system fast and smooth via the index flipper that provides a solid index finger guard in the open position.
The Handle: The handle is a long, ergonomic, "Kwaiken-like" profile built from solid titanium with 3D machined horizontal texture on the outside and herringbone on the inside. Both titanium slabs are inlaid with smooth, black G10 in the "Spartan Helmet" design. Lock operation is solid and smooth and over travel prevention through the clever use of the inlay. A small titanium backspacer offers a generous lanyard loop attachment.
A 3D machined titanium pocket clip in the "Spartan Arrow" pattern is set up for tip-up right hand carry. Has a few light scuffs, otherwise excellent condition.