British Army Fairbairn Sykes Commando fighting knife, 2nd pattern, brass handle
British Army Fairbairn Sykes Commando fighting knife, 2nd pattern. Nowill & Sons of Sheffield, England. Stamped into the guard is the famous "Broad Arrow" British Army acceptance mark proving this to be a genuine British Army issue item. 7 inch bright polished carbon steel blade. 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. Feedback from customers who bought this knife. I have over 30 years' experience collecting & dealing in military knives. 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 this country: US.