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I really wanted this knife to be a
continuation of the line of daggers that
preceded them, I did not want to make a
reproduction, I wanted to make another
step in the progression and evolution of
the design.  

No knife has more inherent intent than a
dagger.  For hundreds of years the dagger
has been the symbol on lethal precision,
and it still is today.

In 1941 the British government asked
William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony
Sykes to design a knife and system to go
with it to train commandos during the
dark hours of WW2, they did not hesitate
to present a dagger.  A dagger that had a
well documented purpose to every aspect
of its design.

As I researched this design (and it's
derivative designs, the US Marine Raider
Stiletto and the Army V42 dagger) I
wondered how different it would be if we
tried to meet the same goals that where
set in 1940 (date) in 2014 with the
decades of advancements in technology
and materials.  Not to mention we are not
currently involved in a world war that we
don't know how long it will last or if we
will even win it...

I tried to combine the best elements of the
designs and leverage technology and
materials that where not available in WW2
in hopes of earning a place in the lineage
of this design family.  

It's been an extremely educational
experience for me and I am very pleased
with the result
The success of this design has brought about a collaboration with Spartan Blades for them to
produce and sell the V-14.  We where very pleased to be awarded the 2014 Blade show
collaboration of the year for our project.  Check it out
The Spartan / George V14 Commando Dagger

Knife Name:  Spartan George V-14 Dagger
Designer:  Les George
Overall Length: 11 1/2"
Blade Length: 6 3/4"
Blade Thickness: 1/4"
Blade Steel: CPM S35VN
Blade Hardness: 59-60 HRC
Blade Style: Full Tang Hollow Ground Dagger
Coating: SpartaCoat - PVD - Tungsten DLC (Black)
or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth)
Handle Material: 3D Contoured G10, Black or Green
Weight: 9.28 Oz