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Cold Steel Spartan – Badass Knife of the Week


A little more than 2,500 years ago, the Spartans boasted the most powerful and sophisticated military in the world. Along with rigorous training that went on for decades and a deep understanding of war tactics, the Spartans were feared for their weaponry, including the thick and heavy knife known as the kopis.

Cold Steel scaled down the Ancient Grecian weapon and added technological advances to better fit our more modern society. The result is the Badass Knife of the Week.

The Cold Steel Spartan adapts design elements of the past to catalyze a thoroughly badass knife that’s a combination of beauty, function, and versatility.

This Andrew Demko design features a 4.5-inch hollow ground blade made from American BD1 Alloy Steel, which is corrosion resistant and razor sharp. Its blade profile is reminiscent of a Kukri machete. It excels at hacking, piercing, and slicing, thanks to the placement of its point and curved cutting edge.

Demko’s patented thumb plate offers easy ambidextrous one-handed opening. And, if you pull it out of your pocket at the right angle, it can catch the edge of your pants and engage in one smooth movement.


The handle shape, directly inspired by the Kopis, prevents the hand from slipping off the back or onto the knife and offers a reliable grip in different positions. Made from black Griv-Ex polymer, the handle is exceptionally durable and strong.

Speaking of strong, the Tri-Ad locking mechanism is tested so thoroughly and hellaciously that it will withstand nearly anything you throw at it. It raises the bar for safety in the knife industry.

The Spartan includes a reversible tip-up pocket clip.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Cold Steel Spartan.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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  1. Want this knife. Its technological advances seem great.

  2. Wow, super informative article. Thanks for taking the time to share lots of details. Good read.

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