Fairbairn-Sykes

Commando Knives

Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knives

The Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife is a double-edged knife with a foil 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.

Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knives

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.

During World War II, we were one of the original companies forging high quality Fairbairn-Sykes knives for use by the allied forces. Today, Scorpion Knives produces Fairbairn-Sykes knives mainly for enthusiasts. We continue to manufacture these with a precision that ensures you receive a perfectly balanced Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife worthy of adding to your collection.

Our Fairbairn-Sykes knife has a 7" (18cm) blade and is available in five styles. the first three are standard, polished or black finish. We also produce the rare "Wasp Pattern" Fairbairn-Sykes with a polished blade and distinctive grip comprised of stacked layers of brass and compressed black fiber washers, something that takes great care to manufacture. Lastly, and again probably one for collectors, we produce a mirror polished blade with a gold plated grip.

The knives all come with a leather sheath and all but the standard blade Fairbairn-Sykes have high quality wood lacquered presentation cases.

 

 

Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knives

Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knives

Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knives

Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knives

Specifications

Overall length: 1112" (29cm)

Weight: 9 ounces (260g)

Blade length: 7" (18cm)

Blade thickness: 316" (5mm)

Blade material: 1075 carbon steel (CS80)

Blade hardness: HRC 51

Sheath: Leather

Lanyard: No

Presentation case: High quality, lacquered, wooden presentation case comes with all knives except the standard finish (and optionally black Fluoralon finish)

Available styles and options

Blade and grip both standard finish

Blade and grip both black Fluoralon finish

Blade and grip both mirror polished

Blade mirror polished and grip WASP (brass and black layers)

Blade mirror polished and grip gold plated

Buy the Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knife

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Standard Blade with leather sheath

Price $

Black Blade with leather sheath

Price $

Polished or Black (choose finish) Blade with leather sheath in a high quality lacquered wooden presentation case

Price $

Polished Blade with WASP grip and leather sheath in a high quality lacquered wooden presentation case

Price $

Polished Blade with Gold plated grip and leather sheath in a high quality lacquered wooden presentation case

Price $

 

Options (only available for standard knife, comes standard with mirror polished, black and WASP grip knives):

Add high quality lacquered wooden presentation case

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All prices shown below in Pounds Sterling include Value Added Tax for the United Kingdom, but we can only ship orders paid in Pounds Sterling to billing addresses in the United Kingdom.

Standard Blade with leather sheath

Price £

Black Blade with leather sheath

Price £

Polished or Black (choose finish) Blade with leather sheath in a high quality lacquered wooden presentation case

Price £

Polished Blade with WASP grip and leather sheath in a high quality lacquered wooden presentation case

Price £

Polished Blade with Gold plated grip and leather sheath in a high quality lacquered wooden presentation case

Price £

 

Options (only available for standard knife, comes standard with mirror polished, black and WASP grip knives):

Add high quality lacquered wooden presentation case

Price £