Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife


This knife was the preferred commando weapon in World War II for both the U.S. and British Commonwealth Forces. Overall 11-3/8 inches.

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Based on the classic dagger design and beautifully balanced, this knife was the preferred commando weapon in World War II for both the U.S. and British Commonwealth Forces. Our high quality reproduction is made by Windlass Steelcrafts with a heat tempered, hand forged high carbon blued steel blade and hand fitting ferruled blackened metal grip.

Comes with top-grain black leather sheath with blued steel tip guard, 2-1/2" belt loop slots, black elastic retention strap and 4-sew tabs (used to sew sheath to uniform or equipment).

Weighs just over 11 ounces.

Cannot be shipped to CA or MA.


Products specifications
Overall Length 11-3/8"
Blade Length 6-3/4"
Weight 11 oz
Material high carbon steel
Scabbard Leather


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Impressed with the build quality.  Thick blade but perfectly balanced, handle heavy, just as specified.  Not a dainty knife.
- Michael, August 27, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Good value!
Seems to be a pretty good replica of the WW II fairbarin-sykes knife, and at a reasonable price.
- Ronald, July 20, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Very nice fighting knife
I love this commando dagger.  Very well made and great balance.  The edge is ok but on this type of knife the user is the one who puts their signature edge on it.  I broke out the honing stone and went to work and now I have a great fighting edge on it.
- Thomas, April 28, 2019 | Verified Purchase
FSCK happy
I am pretty much satisfied with the knife. The one drawback, as I see it, is that it did not have a 'real' edge on the blade. It is going to take some real work to put an edge on it but I can do that.
- John, December 31, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Sturdy Balanced Knife
Knife came within two days of ordering. I appreciate the finish, weight and balance of the knife. As pictured, and a well made piece.
- David, December 28, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Had higher hopes
The blade isn’t properly aligned and trails off to one side. It ships dull and will require a lot of effort to sharpen properly. Mine was definitely handle heavy in terms of balance, not blade heavy as others have mentioned.
- Patrick, December 27, 2018
Excellent Fairbairn - Sykes Commando Knife
Excellent quality knife! Shipping was prompt. Packaging was secure and professional.  This knife was purchased as a Christmas gift to one of my best friends.
- Edward, December 21, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Well made, but needs to be sharped better
I bought it as a useful novelty and with some research this seemed to be the best Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife made. I’m not disappointed by the build quality because it’s very well made for being non USA made. (It is made in India) I was disappointed that the dagger didn’t come ready to use sharp like most knives do, even replicas. So, do I recommend over the current British made, yes. Do I recommend if you don’t have the means to put a sharp edge on it, no.
- Zachary, December 07, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Fine blade
Well made and sharp
- CECIL, December 04, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Very well balanced. I liked it so much I bought another.
- Larry, May 20, 2017
It will kill!
I am going to strip the blade and gaurd to make this look fancier
- Robert, February 06, 2017 | Verified Purchase
This is the best balanced dagger I have held.   It is solid and comfortable in the hand.

Years ago, I had bought a modern iteration of a Fairbairn Sykes.  There is simply no comparison.  Magnificent blade!
- Alan, September 01, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I have one made by the current British military contractor, and this one is better.  Finish/bluing is just beautiful. Very solid, strong construction. One of Windlass' best.
- Stephen, January 21, 2016 | Verified Purchase
The entire knife is made out of steel. I took the nut off the back and took it apart. A magnet I have would gling to all four pieces of the knife. There is a very hard coating of something on the handle to keep it from rusting. This knife has a very real feel to it unlike other commando knives. And unlike other commando knives the tang is squared off instead of entering the hilt diamond shaped. This gives the knife the added strength a fighting knife should have. The only problem I had is that the two edges weren't sharpened to a point. Very dull. I received this item in very good shape. No rust.
- Drew, December 05, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Better than a Sheffield dagger purchased 10+ years ago. The ACC/Windlass blade is slightly thicker and symmetric as opposed to the Sheffield one purchased. The leather sheath is also better made.  The dimensions are true as noted in the description by ACC.
- karl, July 14, 2013 | Verified Purchase
the best example of the commando dagger i have ever owned 1/4 inch thick with strong tang razor sharp. this dagger will out last its owner
- jamie, February 29, 2012

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Products specifications
Overall Length 11-3/8"
Blade Length 6-3/4"
Weight 11 oz
Material high carbon steel
Scabbard Leather
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