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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 and look and feel great.
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3 out of 5
Feb 02, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Finish, Handle Material, Materials
Cons: None
edges weren't sharpened
An overall good knife. The knife was advertised as having a satin finished blade, but it actually came with a polished finished blade... not a big deal, because it still looked really neat and they did a good job with the finish. The weight of the hilt gives the knife excellent balance, about an inch behind the handguard, just as described in the original Fairbairn Sykes blueprints. The knife came not sharpened on either edge. No edge at all, just like a butter knife. Although I realize that a dagger/stiletto is meant primarily for stabbing and thrusting, and secondarily for cutting... it should still have some semblance of an edge, this knife did not. Really my only complaint about this knife, everything else about it is terrific.
4 out of 5
Nov 08, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
very well made j knowl and sons
Very solid well made lethal knife sharp as a razor with a little steeling to clean up the edge. Sheath is serviceable . Polish work on blade like glass . One of the finest mass produced combat blades. Worth every penny.
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.
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