Spartan Blades is an American knife company headquartered in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Founded by retired U.S. Army Special Forces members Mark Carey and Curtis Iovito, the company specializes in U.S. produced fixed blades and folding knives. Founded in 2008, the company may be best known for their line of high end fixed blade knives. More recently the company has branched out into a variety of folding designs as well. Spartan Blades is a boutique brand, but their practical designs and uncompromising execution make them coveted among collectors and alike.