Review: Spartan Blades – Moros
Some time ago I uploaded a thorough video on the Spartan Blades Moros field knife. As I also took plenty of pictures, I figured I would make a separate article with some basic information, my impressions so far as well as a gallery with the photos at hand.
So without further ado – here it is.
The Spartan Blades Moros is designed as an allrounder, meaning it can be used as a field knife, self-defense blade or combat knife. It is well balanced and light in order to make it easy to handle and carry. While being a medium sized knife, it is still strong enough to do field tasks.
The blade itself is of a spearpoint shape with a flat grind and tapered top edge. It is a full tang knife with a 3D contoured Micarta handle which provides a comfortable and secure grip. The Spartan Blades Moros comes either in a Kydex or Cordura sheath (made by First Spear),
- Overall Length: 10″ / 25,5 cm
- Blade Length: 5 1/4” / 13,5 cm
- Blade Thickness: 3/16” / 5mm
- Blade Steel: CPM S45VN
- Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
- Blade Style: Spear Point
- Coating: PVD – DLC “Flat Black” or ZrN “Flat Dark Earth”
- Handle Material: CE Canvas Micarta®
- Weight: 0.7lbs / 209g
Video on the Spartan Blades Moros
For those who missed it or need a direct link, here is the video of the Spartan Blades Moros once more.
Gallery of the Spartan Blades Moros
As already mentioned in the video, the Spartan Blades Moros is not only one of the most beautiful knives in the portfolio of the company, but also a reliable tool and workhorse. While it is certainly not a huge camping knife, one can achieve simple tasks like batoning and making feather sticks with it. It chews through hardened and dry wood easily and the contoured handles provide a secure and comfortable grip – meaning you don’t get tired hands easily. Handling is indeed very secure, as the jimping for the thumb provides excellent grip and the choil for the index finger does the rest. The upper spine right in front of the thumb rest is also edgy enough to use a fire steel without any issues.
The blade shape makes it also an exquisite combat tool. Of course I have no experience in this regard – thank good – but the shape makes it an excellent penetration tool and also fast in the hand.
The size and weight make it comfortable to wear and conceal. While the Cordura sheath is a bit more obvious than a kydex one, it does carry more comfortably. Nevertheless I am going to get a kydex sheath as well, to carry it more concealed and maybe attach it more easily to Nylon gear.
It is always an excitement to see new Spartan Blades coming out. Not only because the company offers no nonsense blades, but also manages to create beautiful knives in the process. The Moros is no exception in this regard – actually it is a prime example.
Covering a wide array of uses – spanning from field work to combat use – it will certainly be an excellent addition to anyone’s collection or kit.
Personally I consider this the best design of Curtis yet and I am looking forward to more designs in this regard. While the cost of the Moros is admittedly high, as a result of material costs and the supply chains etc. it is certainly worth the money. Adding to that one can hope that there will be a similar model in the Spartan Blades “pro grade – silver line” in cooperation with Ka-Bar.
With that being said I want to thank Spartan Blades for the opportunity to show you this knife. Many thanks for reading and make sure to check out the video as well, if you want to see some additional content!
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