Sunday, February 1, 2015

Celebrating the Sykes-Fairbairn Commando Knife.

Perhaps. But the Ka-Bar is more useful and just as deadly.


Anonymous said...

I have one that was made in Sheffield that I bought back in the early '80's. Only problem, i don't have the correct sheath for it. Had to make one with some hard, velvety type of fabric and glue. It sucks, but better than nothing. If anyone knows where i could purchase the correct sheath I would appreciate a post of it..

John said...

I remember seeing a video with an elderly British vet who has served with a Commando unit during WWII. He said the stabbing in the back and slitting the throat as usually seen in movies/TV/legend was BS. He said you put the point of the knife on the side of the neck and pushed out and forward to cut the jugular vein.

rexxhead said...

I have a U.S. Navy (Camillus) Kabar that was strapped to my cousin's belt when he went over the side of the Yorktown. I have never touched stone to the edge, and I'm sure I can still shave with it.

Joe said...

"If you're ever involved in face to face knife fight, accept the fact that you're probably going to get cut. Just be sure you're the last one to do the cutting."

original source unknown

Informed42 said...

You never cut a man's throat at night because you can hear the blood gurgle yards away. If you're grabbing someone from behind, and clamp a had over their mouth, have your thumb on the flat side of the blade and stick them either below and behind
the ear, shoving the blade up and into their brain. Or, in the back shoving the blade in and up toward the heart. By having your thumb on the flat side of the blade if you take them in the back, you don't risk the blade getting stuck between rib bones.

As for facing someone armed with a knife, note how they hold it and if they're coming at you overhand or underhanded. Anyone that was military, will come at you underhanded.

The most powerful blow or move with a knife is when the blade is sticking out of your hand with the point facing toward your forearm or elbow and the cutting edge facing outward or forward in the direction of your opponent.
A blow from this position forward, is from your 'power arc', and if you catch your opponent across the front of his neck, you can damn near take his head off.

Yes, you may more than likely get cut.

Also, if at all possible, cut your opponent in or down his back. It has a psychological affect. He knows he's cut and is bleeding, but can't see it or tell just how bad it may be.

Anonymous said...

I have held on a guy here in Fayetteville NC has. It is one of the 1500 made for the D-Day invasion.
Has both the correct serial number and the original sheath.