Scorpion Knives Fairbairn-Sykes Polished Commando 6.75" Double Edge Blade, WASP Handle, Leather Sheath, Presentation Case
SCTACTWC: Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Wasp Knife
The Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife is a double-edged knife with a foil 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.
During World War II, we were one of the original companies forging high quality Fairbairn-Sykes knives for use by the allied forces. Today, Scorpion Knives produces Fairbairn-Sykes knives mainly for enthusiasts. We continue to manufacture these with a precision that ensures you receive a perfectly balanced Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife worthy of adding to your collection.
Our Fairbairn-Sykes Wasp knife has a 6-3/4" mirror polished blade with brass and black alternating handle. It comes with a high quality, lacquered wooden presentation case.
- Blade Length: 6.75" (17.1 cm)
- Blade Steel: 1075 Carbon
- Blade Thickness: 3/16" (5 mm)
- Overall Length: 11.25" (28.6 cm)
- Sheath Material: Leather
- Weight: 9.3 ounces (264 g)
- Hand made in Sheffield, England
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.
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
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