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

$69.95

MSRP* : $99.95 | You Save* : $30.00 (30%)
Part #: IXSF71490 | 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: 6-7/8"
  • 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: 000000191746

Steel Handles
Steel Handles Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
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.
Sheffield SHE006 Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Dagger 6-7/8" Black Blade, Leather Sheathrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (26 reviews)
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Sheffield SHE006 Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Dagger 6-7/8" Black Blade, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
David
Jul 22, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Only has one Purpose
Excellent blade. Bought as a replacement for stolen original. As stated, this blade only has one purpose. It is not a camping or multipurpose knife. Customer Service is excellent and they quickly respond to any questions.
Sheffield SHE006 Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Dagger 6-7/8" Black Blade, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Henrietta
Las Vegas, Nv
Jun 21, 2020
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Materials, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Perfect!
I bought this for my husband because he'd always wanted one. He loves it! He said it feels amazing in his hand and is very well balanced. It's a beautiful! Well worth it!
Sheffield SHE006 Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Dagger 6-7/8" Black Blade, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Selfawarewolf
Washington State USA
Jun 20, 2020
Pros: Weight, Handle Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Handmade- I've watched it happen
In the late 1990's I was living in Sheffield. I watched a guy at Kelham Island museum grinding a pile of these out by hand. He was using one of the large water cooled wheels that you sit astride. The Sheffield FS I owned had some very minor symmetry issues with the edge bevel, and was likely a second for the local market. The spine of these blades is laser straight, which is amazing considering these are ground by hand (probably ALL of them by the same workman!), unsupported, on a giant wheel!!No matter how much more money you spend, or how aesthetically perfect another robot made knife appears, you won't get you closer to the soul of an original WWII fighting knife than this.
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