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OSS Smatchet

#403214
$119.95

This WWII replica knife has a high carbon steel, full tang, blued matte finished, razor sharp blade with close grained hardwood grips. Black leather covered sheath fits on belts up to 3-1/4" wide.

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OVERVIEW

The odd-looking, but very effective Smatchet was the brainchild 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

Can be personalized with 3 Initials.

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4 stars
A large and heavy blade could be used for chopping the handle is rather thick. Blade is for a collection
- Kirk, August 01, 2021 | Verified Purchase
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Good
Testing reviews.
- Geeta, July 01, 2021
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Just what I was looking for
I bought the Smatchet mainly as a display item to go with my  Sheffield FS Dagger & some WW2 memorabilia I collected. So I haven't used it to actually perform work. The knife is made of nice heavy material and appears well crafted. I would bet the tool would hold up well to field work. Gave 4 stars because of the sheath and missing leather cord for the knife as described in Fairbairn's All in Fitghing. I dont know if the sheath is historacaly accurate but I can say it would not hold up well in the field. The belt loop and retention strap are not very robust. I would give it 2-3 days of use before both gave way. Overall I am pleased with the purchase.  It's a great display piece and sharp enough that it could easily be used as intended if it was needed to help convince an intruder "he done fugged up."
- James, June 28, 2021 | Verified Purchase
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A well executed replica
I was blown away with the quality and attention to detail. This is a wall hanger For me, not a beater, but the blade is hefty and 1095 with a full tang so it could easily be depended on as a robust field knife.
- Davud, January 22, 2021
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First order
This was my very first purchase so I was a little unsure of what I was getting but it didn't disappoint was more than well pleased...
- William, September 15, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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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?
- Mark, January 28, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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Fantastic item, identical to the original. Well made and well done.
- Richard, July 24, 2012 | Verified Purchase
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