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Sheffield SHE007 Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Dagger 6-7/8" Satin Blade, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: IXSF71491
Manufacturer: IXL Sheffield Knives
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IXSF71491: Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Dagger, Satin
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.
  • Blade Length: 6-7/8"
  • 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: 000000191753

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.
3.667 (3 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Apr 16, 2015
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath
Cons: None
Good Craftsmanship for a Reproduction
There are tons of Fairbairn Sykes reproductions out there, and many of them are extremely poor quality. The Scorpion F-S is a really good reproduction. The edge of the knife is not meant to be sharp, this is not a cutting instrument. Of course, there are people out there that even find the Scorpion reproduction unacceptable; and that's understandable to a degree. However, unless you have an F-S custom made, or buy an original, I'd say this is about as accurate as you are going to get on the original specs. As for my F-S, it was shipped in a nice box, and the quality and construction of the materials are very acceptable; as well as the sheath. They did a pretty good job on the specs. If you're going to buy a mass produced F-S, I'd recommend one of these. Hopefully their quality control hasn't diminished since.
1 out of 5
The Flaming Blade
Apr 18, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: Finish, Sheath
Show piece only!
This blade came without any type of edge, AT ALL. The sheath appears of a much lower quality that what I have received with other Sykes-Fairbairn knives. (I have 3 others, all with black blade.) Elastic band is not tight. The sheath itself is far too loose to hold the blade as tightly as my others, and generally is floppy lower-grade leather. I wonder if this is supposed to be some kind of show blade, and not intended to function as a real knife.
5 out of 5
Carlsbad, California
Nov 13, 2012
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath
THE ORIGINAL commando dagger
This is a terrific knife. The blade is shiny metal, just as Fairbairn recommended for it's pyschological effent on an opponent. I'm very happy with this purchase. 5 stars!
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