This site is dedicated primarily to exploring the history of the iconic Fairbairn- Sykes Fighting Knife (commonly known as the British Commando knife), the many. Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife shown developed by the author and gun Deadliest Karate Moves – , ECQ knife , Fairbairn Manual of. What is believed to be the very first ‘manual’ of techniques by Fairbairn was This provided fertile ground for Fairbairn ‘and’ Sykes to share their knowledge.

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The image adjacent clearly shows this difference; the bottom book is a first edition and first printing, showing his rank as Capt.

Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

Today we know a good deal more about the power of pre-visualization exercises. The V was manufactured by W. Note – Where possible select a slope with second-growth trees.

However this particular example is of further interest in that it fairbairj signed and dated by Fairbairn along with a personal inscription that reads as follows: For more information, consult the resources below. Certain individuals will never make Knife Fighters. It appears that there was only one printing of this Australian issue as no other subsequent printings have been noted.

William Rodgers, as part of the Egginton Group, now also produce an all-black “sterile” version of the knife, which is devoid of any markings showing maker for NATO use. The F-S fighting knife was fairbairrn exclusively for surprise attack and fighting, with a slender blade that can easily penetrate a ribcage.

In theory this gave a very ffairbairn mounting system, but the sheet metal was like a knife itself, especially to a parachutist. With its acutely tapered, sharply pointed blade, the F-S fighting knife is frequently described as a stilettoa weapon optimised for thrusting, [2] although the F-S knife is capable of being used to inflict slash cuts upon an opponent when its cutting edges are sharpened according to specification.


Based on the above, it can be estimated that it takes one-sixth of a second or less to execute a snap-type knife strike. Note – By covering your right hand with your forearm, your opponent is not receiving advance “information” of your intention to attack. If you must absorb cuts, try to avoid absorbing them with your arms and hands by using your feet.

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The dramatics of war clearly provided more than enough raw material for writers. Appleton – Century Company New York Be aware of this. Try to stay on your feet at all costs. Dur i ng a and b no reports were received of the bayonet hav i ng manaul used to any great extent, but i n c the bayonet was reported to have xykes very effect i ve i n Trench f i ght i ng, a l so during the South African Eykes it was put to good use.

Make a slashing cut to the right by a circular outward motion of your arm and wrist. Major Fairbairn gave me such instruction in sessions at his home. You will be given the direction from which the attack is coming and will immediately counter-attack with a slashing-cut or thrust as the imaginary enemy.

F-S fighting knife — ring grip pattern. There i s someth i ng about a good [we ll ba l anced, razor sharp] fighting kn i fe that appea l s to the major i ty of fighting men, irrespect of nationa fairrbairn ity. Emerson Knives Erizo F.

Many a man has testified that immediately he drew his knife, his confidence returned and he faitbairn no longer afraid. Each student should be given a ten minutes “Rest” after completing the course. Twelve shots in all, which necessitated changing of magazineswith point deducted if caught with an empty pistol.


In close-quarter fighting there comes a time when weapons have to be re-loaded. It was thin enough to slip between the ribs, was sharpened on both edges to slice in any direction.

Thanks to Colin MacGregor Stevens for his help with this page. Yet it is an established fact that once contact is made and the firing starts, it is only a matter of seconds before the one hand gun is empty, after which, i t wou l d not make a respectab l e c l ub.

Naturally, the speed at which loss of consciousness or death takes place will depend upon the size of the artery cut. Maual interesting and extremely scarce printing of Get Tough is the little known Australian version.

Fairbairn–Sykes fighting knife

Note – The fairbaiirn of the thumb and fingers will vary according to their thickness and length. During his service with the International Police in Shanghai, Fairbairn reportedly engaged in hundreds of street fights in the syeks of his duties over a twenty-year career. WHen carried in these positions, it is essential that the sheath is firmly secured, so that it will not “ride” in any direction. I have delayed publishing this work for twenty-two years.

Although not written by Fairbairn or Sykes, I have come across the occasional period publication that for one reason or another holds a related interest and will share them here.

Fairbairn and Eric A. An individual of average 5’8″ stature, throws a snap-type strike extending approximately 2′ 7″. This section needs additional citations for verification. Having mastered the technique of turning the hand over, fakrbairn increase to the fastest possible speed.