Fairbairn Sykes commando Dagger by South African Knife maker Louis Naude
The Fairbairn Sykes commando Dagger fighting knife was made famous during World War II when issued to British commandos, the Airborne Forces, the SAS and many other units. With its acutely tapered, sharply pointed blade, the F-S fighting knife is frequently described as a stiletto, a weapon optimised for thrusting although the F-S knife is capable of being used to inflict slash cuts upon an opponent when its cutting edges are sharpened according to specification. The Wilkinson Sword Company made the knife with minor pommel and grip design variations.
The F-S fighting knife was designed exclusively for surprise attack and fighting, with a slender blade. The vase handle grants precise grip, and the blade’s design is especially suited to its use as a fighting knife.
This being a handmade knife, we decided to issue our Fairbairn Sykes with African Oryx horn.
If you like the F-S commando knife you might also be interested in this classic: Legendary Waidblatt classic
Blade length: 16cm
Total Length: 28cm
Tang: Rat tail
Blade steel: N690
Handle: Oryx horn
This Knife is also available in other animal materials and African hardwood. Wood handles are included in cost.
For animal material, see Handle Material Page.