When it comes to Bill Harsey, the name of the blade says it all! We at Spartan Blades are proud to offer the Spartan Harsey Folder (SHF), a high quality, custom, handcrafted folding knife designed by acclaimed knife maker William W. Harsey Jr. This is the knife that you've been waiting for!
A plague doctor was a physician who treated victims of bubonic plague during epidemics mainly in the 16th and 17th centuries. These physicians were hired by cities to treat infected patients regardless of income, especially the poor that could not afford to pay.
Plague doctors had a mixed reputation, with some citizens seeing their presence as a warning to leave the area or that death was near. Some plague doctors were said to charge patients and their families additional fees for special treatments or false cures. In many cases these doctors were not experienced physicians or surgeons, instead being volunteers, second-rate doctors, or young doctors just starting a career. In one case, a plague doctor was a fruit salesman before his employment as a physician. Plague doctors rarely cured patients, instead serving to record death tolls and the number of infected people for demographic purposes.
In France and the Netherlands, plague doctors often lacked medical training and were referred to as "empirics". Plague doctors were known as municipal or "community plague doctors", whereas "general practitioners" were separate doctors and both might be in the same European city or town at the same time.
The Spartan Harsey Folding Knife is comprised of a highly reliable and durable frame lock design. Aside from the knife's pivot, blade, and stop pin, this folding knife is made from 100% 6AL-4V titanium.
This high quality, hand crafted folding knife features a reversible pocket clip and dual thumb studs, making it perfect for both right-handed and left-handed knife enthusiasts. If you're looking for an artisan handmade folding knife that will last a lifetime, you've found it in the Spartan Harsey Folder!
- Overall Length: 8.8125" (223.84mm)
- Blade Length: 4" (101.6mm)
- Blade Thickness: .154" (3.91mm)
- Blade Steel: Chad Nichols Damascus
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Edge Style: Plain
- Handle Material: Titanium
- Pocket Clip: Yes
- Weight: 5.88oz (166.7g)
- Lock Type: Framelock
- Country of Origin: USA