7 inch carbon steel blade with black finish. Carbon steel can oxidize so we recommend inspecting the blade occasionally & wiping it down with an oily cloth. Overall length of knife approximately 12 inches. Comes with genuine top quality thick leather sheath with reinforced steel tip and tabs.
This pattern was issued to Army Commando's, members of the Parachute Regiment and the LRDG (forerunner of the SAS) during WWII. This is a brand new production knife. In 2019 a member of the British SBS (Special Boat Service) is reported to have taken on two ISIS fighters with his Fairbairn-Sykes Commando knife during house to house fighting when his weapon was knocked out of his hands. He dispatched one and the other fled. NOT FOR SALE IN CALIFORNIA.
I have over 30 years experience collecting & dealing in military knives. The item "British Army Fairbairn Sykes Commando knife, 2nd pat. Brass handle, black blade" is in sale since Tuesday, May 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "richardjgms" and is located in Bakersfield, California.This item can be shipped to United States.