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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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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.
  • 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

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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Mary W
Mascoutah, IL
Mar 28, 2017
Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Sheffield Fairbairn Sykes Commando Dagger
A good knife made in the UK at a fair price. Shipped quickly. I'll do business with Knifecenter.com again.
5 out of 5
Robert B
Pgh., PA
Aug 22, 2016
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath, None
British Commando F-S Dagger
I collect knives and years ago, I had one of these and lost it. I was glad to see that these are still available
4 out of 5
Aug 11, 2016
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath
Cons: None
Pretty good blade
Bought this in case I run out of bullets. Feels comfortable when I practice with it. Scabbard feels good down in boot, wear all day. Great blade but hole in guard in which shaft goes through is larger than should be and creates a misalignment between the axis of the guard and the axis of the blade. Doesn't affect the function, just looks shoddy. Good temper on blade
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