This Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knife was the preferred commando weapon in World War II for both the U.S. and British Commonwealth Forces. Overall. Buy IXL Sheffield IXSF for $ – Sheffield SHE Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Dagger /8 inch Black Blade, Leather Sheath at KnifeCenter. designed by W. E. Fairbairn and E. A. Sykes for the British Commandos, this knife quickly became a legend. But also many other units of the Al.

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Get Tough new ed. Takes a good, sharp edge. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Our high quality reproduction is made by Windlass Steelcrafts with a heat tempered, hand forged high carbon blued steel blade and hand fitting ferruled blackened metal commanfo.

Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife. Blade is a little bit loose and the knife has the guard bent forward, a common field modification. The entire knife is made out of steel. The design has influenced the design of knives throughout the many decades since its introduction.

The F-S fighting knife was designed exclusively for surprise attack and fighting, with a slender blade that can easily penetrate a ribcage. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Genuine Gurkha Regimental Kukri Emerson Knives Erizo F. Large numbers of Fairbairn Sykes knives of varying types, including some with wooden grips, were used by the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division that landed on Juno Beach on “D” Day and by the men of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion who jumped and fought on the same day.

This smatchet features a high carbon steel, full gairbairn-sykes, blued matte finished, razor sharp blade with close grained hardwood grips. I took the nut off the back and took it apart. Well made, but needs to be sharped better. This gives the knife the added strength a fighting knife should have. Top quality leather belt sheath with snap retainer, paracord retainer, paracord leg ties, embossed Eickhorn logo.


Many variations on the F-S fighting knife exist in regard to size of blade and particularly of handle. As new as pictures show Wilkinson Sword numbered Fairbain Sykes knife in presentation case.

It is essential that the blade have a sharp stabbing point and good cutting edges, because an artery torn through as against a clean cut tends to contract and stop the bleeding. Traditional, native hardwood handle. National Museums Scotland, Much of his body, arms, legs, torso, even the palms of his hands, was covered with scars from knife wounds from those fights.

Very solid, strong construction. With its acutely tapered, sharply pointed blade, the F-S fighting knife is frequently described as a stilettoa weapon optimised for thrusting, [2] although the F-S knife is capable of being used to inflict slash cuts upon an opponent when its cutting edges are sharpened according to specification.

The dimensions are true as noted in the description by ACC. Views Read Edit View history. During his service with the International Police in Shanghai, Fairbairn reportedly engaged in hundreds of street fights in the course of his duties over a twenty-year career. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Commons category link is on Wikidata.

Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Design by Hill Knives – Fixed blade – FKMD

The V was manufactured by W. Nice Fairbairn Sykes with original sheath. Brass hilt 3rd pattern British Fighting Knife with scabbard. I have one made by the current British military contractor, and this one is better. Daggsr Learn how and when to remove this template message.


The first batch of fifty F-S fighting knives were produced in January by Wilkinson Sword Ltd after Fairbairn and Sykes had travelled to their factory from the Special Training Centre at Lochailort in November to discuss their ideas for a fighting knife. There is a very hard coating of something on the handle to keep it from rusting. Guard is marked William Rodgers Sheffield England.

Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife, 3rd Pattern

This knife has a very real feel to it unlike other commando knives. In choosing a knife there are two important factors to bear in mind: And unlike other commando knives the tang is squared off instead of entering the hilt diamond shaped. It is solid and comfortable in the hand.

About Fairbairn Sykes Shop the large inventory of militaria collectibles and collectible military swords! Also shop in Also shop in. Retrieved from ” https: The Shanghai knife on which it was based was only about 5.

I received this item in very good shape. This Commando Dagger features a blac I liked it so much I bought another.

Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife

Excellent Fairbairn – Sykes Commando Knife. Skip to main content. Overall nice shape who knows maybe the US Veteran tr This knife was purchased as a Christmas gift to one of my best friends. The hilt should fit easily in your hand, and the blade should not be so heavy that it tends to drag the hilt from your fingers in a loose grip.