ORIGINAL BRITISH FAIRBAIRN-SYKES COMMANDO KNIFE 3rd PATTERN MADE IN SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND SINCE 1943 "Draw me with justice and sheath me with Honour".
This legendary original F-S Commando Knife 3rd Pattern was first issued in 1943 to elite BRITISH COMMANDOS, AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS, U.S. RANGERS & OSS SPIES and is still considered one of the best all around combat knives of it's type in the world. Still manufactured by the same company today J. NOWILL & SONS, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND.
This legendary genuine F-S Knife is still manufactured to the same exacting tough Ministry of Defence specifications set, with British Ministry of Defence Broad Arrow Stamp on the cross guard to show that it is a genuine Commando Knife. This classic designed knife has seen action in every war from WW2 to IRAQ, and is still used by some of the world's most elite Special Forces Units.
BRITISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE MoD BROAD ARROW MARKED only when still manufactured today to the same very high standards set for strength & tolerance under combat stress conditions is the BRITISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE MoD BROAD ACCEPTANCE ARROW allowed to be stamped into the cross guard, assuring you of the very highest quality and authenticity, it also has a H INSIDE DIAMOND - the mark of Hopkinsons, also CROSSED KEYS alongside ' D ' with an ASTERISK the makers collective trademark.
Specs - Features Superior high quality finished blade, extra strong to meet British MoD combat specifications, made from Sheffield hand-ground heat-treated high-carbon steel then chemically blackened. Ringed Zinc alloy grip with pommel nut, and solid steel crosspiece. Made to tough British Army MoD combat specifications. Black Leather scabbard with metal tip.