@ Ben: Yes Sir, they are French made.
The 12C27 INOX used is GREAT. it is made by Sandvik and used on some famous MORA models, Laguiole knives and even some older Bark River knives. That´s a hell of a steel!
But, to be honest, I do not like the Spatha. Yes, it is lightweight, offers great steel and is cheap. But it feels cheap too, I do not like the opening mechanism and I do not think it is very ergonomic. After all, it is designed to be a climbing knife, not much more than an emergency tool. Guess it is good for that, but not for EDC duty, imho.