Saturday, 25 June 2011
Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife with Sheath
The first batch of fifty F-S Fighting Knives were produced in January 1941 by Wilkinson Sword Ltd after Fairbairn and Sykes had traveled down to their factory from the Special Training Centre at Lochailort in November 1940 to discuss their ideas for a fighting knife.
My knife was originally my fathers, I have no idea where he got it from or whether its an original, all I know
is its definitely old, the sheath however is a modern reproduction, made the same way as the originals and as far as I am aware made by the same companies that made the old ones too.
The blade on the knife is also slightly shorter than it should be because as a teenager I used to mess around with it and managed to break off the tip on two occasions.
Dimensions : Overall length 11" Blade: 6", Handle: 5" Sheath is leather and steel.
Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think! Thanks.