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    Default Fairbairn Sykes recommendations

    evening all,

    I am only able to afford a modern copy but which are the best? Hennies? or maybe some other seller.

    looking for a 'genuine' good quality replica.

    if anyone has one they wish to pass on I would be interested to hear

    thanks in advance

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    There is a guy here in New Zealand who makes modern, Woking examples of them, sharp, tough, but look like the originals and you can get various different sheaths too.
    Peter Parkinson does the(hand) polishing and Brent Sandow does the grinding
    Nzknives.co.nz, I have a couple of Sandow other style knives and they are very good.

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    Having a brew with Lofty...

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    hand made custom jobbie seems a little out of budget, I've seen the other site.

    was hoping to find someone who may have bought from there or Hennies and who could give an honest opinion on quality

    cheers so far

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    Iím certain J. Nowill are still making F/S Commando Knives.
    Hope this helps.
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    I believe they are, just trying to find a supplier.

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    Scorpion Knives, Sheffield. Might need to contact them for price as the sterling price button doesn’t seem to be working.
    http://www.scorpionknives.com/fairbairn_sykes.htm
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    Try Gunstar, there are some original ones on there for about £125, not sure whether this is above your budget
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    www.boker.de

    William Rodgers, Sheffield, €89.95

    Cool knives, but useless be it in the kitchen, workshop or forest!

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    My Dad used to carry one back in the day (which I inherrited) I also wanted one of my own and this is the one I got.
    The knife is a new issue of the old blade and is accurate in every way, no complaints in this product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moley1508 View Post
    I believe they are, just trying to find a supplier.
    http://www.thesheffieldcutleryshop.c...well-and-sons/
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    I have the issue one and was given a j Nowill the steel is better on the issue dagger but the blade was nicer on the Nowill.

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    I have one at home (a modern replica) but can't remember who made it. I'll try to have a look when I get home and get back to you later.

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    Roger Harrington made me one with an original 1st pattern blade. Not quite as expensive as the McDonald armouries option however the Sheffield knives options look ok. Really does depend on how much you want to spend. Holts auctions are ok butt beware of fakes.

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    cheers guys, id be happy with a Nowill, its about as far as my budget will stretch at present

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    Quote Originally Posted by moley1508 View Post
    cheers guys, id be happy with a Nowill, its about as far as my budget will stretch at present
    The company was owned by the late Jack Adams as one of the trade marks, I doubt if there is anything wrong with them, I have a bowie blade, a dirk blade and a sgain dubh blade from them.

    Sadly Jack Adams has passed now, http://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-a...ears-1-8334769

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    I have a Nowill one with Crow's foot. Make good letter openers, and thats about it.
    They were issued to troops in WWII as "Survival Knives", but in truth GB was in survival mode and they were cheap to make. Moral booster.
    Thousands were dropped to resistance groups, and the fear factor was worth the resources even if the realities were more realistic. Axis troops weren't happy about them at all to the point may sentry duties were doubled up such was the unease they inspired.

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    They were never intended as anything other than a dagger, a dagger is not a bushcraft knife, it has only one job to do, and that is to penetrate and quickly, it is a fighting weapon not a tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurentius View Post
    They were never intended as anything other than a dagger, a dagger is not a bushcraft knife, it has only one job to do, and that is to penetrate and quickly, it is a fighting weapon not a tool.
    As it is an all-metal construction, you can fix it to the end of a fresh stick, and skewer your meat then cook over the hot coals.

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    Sometimes you can get lucky, I bought an original WW2 2nd pattern for about £60 a couple of years ago.

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    thanks all, its not going to be a user thats for sure!!

    would just like one in the collection given its history and iconic (in my opinion) design

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    Quote Originally Posted by moley1508 View Post
    thanks all, its not going to be a user thats for sure!!

    would just like one in the collection given its history and iconic (in my opinion) design
    How much can you scrape together for one? I may be able to find you an issue one it should be still boxed and will be modern so 3rd pattern but the ribbing is different.

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    Get one quick before the ban.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurentius View Post
    They were never intended as anything other than a dagger, a dagger is not a bushcraft knife, it has only one job to do, and that is to penetrate and quickly, it is a fighting weapon not a tool.
    They are a tool, just that it is a soldiers combat fighting knife (Royal Marines / Special forces) tool...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingstoo View Post
    They are a tool, just that it is a soldiers combat fighting knife (Royal Marines / Special forces) tool...
    Aye, and an evil little prickle too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappingturtle View Post
    Aye, and an evil little prickle too.
    That's why my two are locked away... Next to a Luftwaffe pilots knife of WWII era
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    And British.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hog View Post
    And British.
    Is that why the tip breaks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Is that why the tip breaks?
    I took the very tip of mine down a fraction so it was not so breakable...just about 2mm or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingstoo View Post
    They are a tool, just that it is a soldiers combat fighting knife (Royal Marines / Special forces) tool...
    That is a technicality, to the fighting forces a howitzer and a hand grenade are tools, but in the hands of the general public they are weapons. I have a sword, it is a weapon, if I were a medieval knight it might be a tool, but damn all use for bushcraft. I own it as a work of art.

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