IXL Sheffield IXL180BMOD Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Dagger (6.75 Inch Double-Edge Black Stainless Steel Blade) Black Metal Handle + Leather Sheath

  • Overall Length: 11.50 in.
  • Blade Length: 6.75 in.
  • Cutting Edge Length: 6.75 in.
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13 in.
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  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
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  • Blade Style: Double-Edge Dagger
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: PlainEdge
  • Handle Length: 4.50 in.
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  • Handle Material: Cast Metal Alloy
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Weight: 7.90 oz.
  • Sheath: Best Bridle MOD leather belt sheath with metal tip
  • Knife Type: Fixed Blade
  • Brand: IXL Sheffield England
  • Model: Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Dagger
  • Model Number: IXL180BMOD
  • Designer: William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes
  • Country of Origin: Sheffield England
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    The IXL Sheffield Fairbairn Sykes British commando knife is a double-edged knife with a cast metal 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.

    This knife was designed exclusively for surprise attack and fighting. The slender blade can easily penetrate a ribcage and the vase handle grants precise grip. The double-edged blade is integral to its design.

    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. The knives come in a leather sheath with a metal tip so it can be easily stowed in a boot or attached to a belt.

    The IXL Sheffield Commando Dagger measures 11.5 inches overall. Features a 6.75" stainless steel double edge black finished blade. Black grooved cast metal handle. Crossguard is stamped "William Rodgers". Best Bridle MOD leather belt sheath with metal tip.