Spartan Blade's New Formido is Sized for Everyday Carry

Spartan Blades’ new Formido fixed blade knife designed for everyday carry, on display at SHOT Show 2018. (Matthew Cox/ | By

Spartan Blades now has a wicked little fixed blade that might make you want to replace your favorite folder.

The Formido features a 3.875-inch blade, tanto-style point and a skeletonized handle.

"It's designed for everyday carry," Mark Carey, owner of Spartan Blades, said at SHOT Show 2018. "It's a very good size for all around use, whether it's survival or defense or utility."

The blade is fashioned from S35VN steel, which "is the best American blade steel there is," Carey said.

"It holds an edge about three to four times longer than any traditional stainless," he said.

The handle and blade are treated with SpartaCoat PVD coating with a Tungsten DLC in black or ZrN-base in Flat Dark Earth.

"It's the same coating as FN machine guns and Sig Sauer pistols use," Carey said.

The Formido retails for $215 with a nylon sheath in black, tan or MultiCam. For $20 more, the Formido comes with a Kydex sheath in either black or tan.

-- Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the price in the last paragraph.

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