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OSS Smatchet

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The odd looking, but very effective Smatchet was the brain child of William Fairbairn (who also co-developed the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife) during WWII for the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) and British SAS (Special Air Service) for use on clandestine missions behind enemy lines. There were many variations in the grip and pommel, but the basic specifications never changed. Our reproduction is based on an original piece loaned to us by a very generous collector (we matched it detail to detail). Features a high carbon steel, full tang, blued matte finished blade that’s razor sharp on one cutting side and 1/3  of the reverse edge. The close grained hardwood grips are held in place with 2 big rivets, the cast aluminum pommel (pinned in place) includes a lanyard hole. The hardwood lined and black leather covered sheath fits on belts up to 3-1/4" wide.  Our replica even features the angled belt loop on the sheath, just like the original!
  • Overall: 16-3/4"
  • Blade: 11" long, 3/16" thick
  • Wt: 1 lb / 8 oz

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Customer Reviews

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At the price point this seems to be a decent blade. The blade thickness has greater rigidity than a machete while saving weight. On the downside the sheath is barely usable, not fitted and made of very thin leather over wood. Also the factory edge is uneven and dull, it will need to be reground. Lastly the biggest disappointment is the handle. While I have no issue with the shape or materials, it's way to thick and out of proportion. If you have medium sized hands or smaller the handle on this blade will prove a problem. If the handle was half as thick this would be more in line with other large blades and I'd would have given it 5 stars.
Reviewed by Isaac  R
2/21/2017 4:31:53 AM
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The handle is a little tad big for my large hands, I would shape the handle but the aluminum pommel looks and feels cheap and skimpy and wasn't polished like the pictures show. Though sharpened it is dull. And the sheath is really the weak point. I have wanted a smatchet for a while and was excited to get one at a great price but was a little disappointed when I opened the package
Reviewed by Robert  B
2/13/2017 10:14:48 PM
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Thought the sheath could've been a little sturdier. Don't think that strip is going to last long on my belt. Is it a copy of the original one?
Reviewed by Mark  L
1/28/2016 10:22:32 AM
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Fantastic item, identical to the original. Well made and well done.
Reviewed by Richard  M
7/24/2012 12:00:00 AM