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Sheffield SHE006 Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Dagger 6-7/8" Black Blade, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: IXSF71490
Manufacturer: IXL Sheffield Knives
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Description
IXSF71490: Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Dagger, Black
IXL Sheffield
 
The Fairbairn Sykes British commando knife is a double-edged knife with a cast metal grip developed by William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes before World War II. It was made famous during the War when issued to British Commandos, including the SAS. Although the Fairbairn-Sykes knife is now of interest mainly to collectors, because of its sleek lines and its commando associations it still remains in production today.

This knife was designed exclusively for surprise attack and fighting. The slender blade can easily penetrate a ribcage and the vase handle grants precise grip. The double-edged blade is integral to its design.

The balance of a Fairbairn-Sykes is a crucial part of the design and it takes careful forging and production to ensure that the knife balances exactly as designed. The hilt should fit easily in the hand and the blade should not be so heavy that it tends to drag the hilt from the fingers in a loose grip. The knives come in a leather sheath with a metal tip so it can be easily stowed in a boot or attached to a belt.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 6-3/4"
  • Overall Length: 11-1/2"
  • Handle Material: Black Metal Alloy
  • Weight: 7.9 oz. Knife, 9.5 oz. with Sheath
  • Made in Sheffield, England

UPC Code: 000000191746

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
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Frank K
NEW YORK ,N.Y. USA
Aug 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
WHY WOULD SOMEBODY COMPLAIN?
WHY WOULD SOMEBODY COMPLAIN THAT THIS KNIFE COMES WITH "NO EDGE AT ALL"?? THATS EXACTLY HOW THEY WHERE ISSUED TO THE MEN. I WOULD SUGGEST HIGH QUALITY DIAMOND STONES SAVE A LOT OF TIME AND PRODUCE THE PERFECT RESULT.(IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING THST IS?)
4 out of 5
Bryan Mc
Atlanta
Jul 01, 2014
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath
Nice
Each time I see the F-S my mind thinks of oppressors being crushed, captives being set free and shackles being broken. Anyway this is a nice knife. The sheath however is a different story. This knife came with absolutely no edge of any kind. Aside from that, I am very pleased with it. It's definitely a keeper.
5 out of 5
David
Mid Atlantic
Aug 25, 2013
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath
Cons: None
Interesting bit of history .
Very good at what it did but did not have the overall staying power of a Ka-Bar for example. As someone else has observed this is not a utility knife but a classic purpose built no frills military tool .
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