Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Dagger [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Fairbairn-Sykes Commando dagger has become iconic as the most widely recognized fighting knife in the world. The origins of the dagger can be traced to Shanghai in the 1930s where W. E. Fairbairn and US Marine officers including Sam Yeaton carried out experiments in developing what they considered the perfect knife for close combat.

When Fairbairn and Sykes became instructors for the Commandos, they refined the design which would evolve ...
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Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Dagger

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Overview

The Fairbairn-Sykes Commando dagger has become iconic as the most widely recognized fighting knife in the world. The origins of the dagger can be traced to Shanghai in the 1930s where W. E. Fairbairn and US Marine officers including Sam Yeaton carried out experiments in developing what they considered the perfect knife for close combat.

When Fairbairn and Sykes became instructors for the Commandos, they refined the design which would evolve into the classic Fairbairn-Sykes dagger. The dagger was first used during early Commando raids into occupied Europe but saw action in every theatre of World War II (1939-1945). US Rangers and Marines who had trained with the Commandos took their Fairbairn-Sykes daggers home which also influenced the development of American Special Forces daggers. The Fairbairn-Sykes remained in use with many units after the war, and has become a symbol of commando and special forces units throughout the world.


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"Thompson painstakingly describes the differences in detail of each Fairbairn-Sykes commando dagger variant, whether of those of direct lineage or those influenced by the design. Many photographs, whether from the WW2-era or modern close-ups of items in various collections, give good visual to the author's descriptions."
- C. Peter Chen, www.ww2db.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849088343
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 844,619
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Leroy Thompson trained and advised military and police special operations units around the world, focusing especially on the tactical use of firearms. He has previously had 38 books published and more recent titles include The Hostage Rescue Manual, The Counterinsurgency Manual and Secret Techniques of the Elite Forces. He has also had various firearms books published including Great Combat Handguns, and appeared as a weapons expert on documentaries for Discovery, National Geographic and the BBC.


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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Development: A fighting knife for the Commandos 7

Use: Fighting Hitler with cold steel 37

Impact: The icon of special forces 63

Conclusion 70

Appendix 72

Further Reading 78

Index 80

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Wave

    Ask questions in result 7 please.

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    TO DAWN

    Request in res.26

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    Dawn flew in. "Redfury, you might be. Come to the Dawn Kingdom at 'dered' result 1 or 2. We will talk there." She said. (I had to erase the intro to type this, so I will post it again soon.)

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