Legendary genuine BRITISH F-S COMMANDO FIGHTING KNIFE first issued during World War II to elite units such as the BRITISH COMMANDOS, AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS, U.S. RANGERS & OSS SPIES etc, and even today is still considered one of the best combat fighting knives of it's type.

This genuine 3rd Pattern F-S is still manufactured by the same company since 1941 WILLIAM RODGERS, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND.

Made to the same exacting tough British Ministry of Defence specifications set during WWII some 70 years ago. This classic designed knife has seen action in every war from WWII to AFGHANISTAN, although no longer issued today it is still the combat knife of choice by soldiers serving within some of the world's most elite units and always will be.

William Rodgers is the only manufacturer that actually supplies a Commando knife to NATO forces, the issued dagger has no markings on the knife whatsoever for security reasons.

Specs - Features

  • Superior high quality finished blade extra strong and sharpened to meet tough combat specifications,made from Sheffield 'hand forged hand-ground heat tempered hi-carbon steel with two very sharpened cutting edges.  Blade has non-reflective matte black oxide finish. Overall length of knife is 295mm with 175 diamond cross-section blade.
  • Ringed cast metal handle with steel cross guard.
  • The sheath with this knife is made from the very best quality leather and the tip is protected by a black painted 20 SWG brass chape.


  1. I have this exact sterile fairbairne n sykes knike and the cutting edges are so dull its unreal knife itself is superior but the so called cutting edges are a joke.

    1. I and others appreciate your firsthand experience

    2. I guess you've never been trained in the use of the FS. It isn't a general fighting knife and the side cutting edges are not sharp - on that you're absolutely correct, but they were not required to be. It is a stab (usually from behind) and twist in throat blade or a slash blade tip for severing the sub-clavicular, brachial and certain other arteries. It is and always was a sentry (human or dog) removal agent and in that role it excels.

    3. Acually I am trained in it's use and I have a pattern 1 Joseph Rodgers n its razor sharp if you do your homework on the design it is designed as a slashing and then finishing off your opponent with a thrust W.E. Fairbairns exact words n your correct it's been changed to a thrusting only weapon now but thats not the way it was originally designed by Fairbairn n Sykes like I said I have a pattern 1 n its razor sharp. When they came out with the 3rd. Pattern William Fairbairn was furious and was quoted as saying they've ruined our design by changing handle patterns n not sharpening the blades they stopped using brass because they needed it for ammunition but the change from knurled handles n not sharpening the blades came from low morale n laziness.

    4. One more point a dull blade that tears an artery will close n clot n cease bleeding where as a clean sharp slice thru an artery will not close therefore will result in far more bloodloss therefore it is more desirable to have your blade sharp since I wrote the original review I have gotten all four of my 3rd. Pattern Fairbairn n Sykes razor sharp as my pattern 1s n my one pattern 2 that I have.

    5. One more quick thing it's actually advertised as having both edges fully sharpehd for combat.


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Types of Knives (from Wikipedia):

Knives as weapons:

As a weapon, the knife is universally adopted as an essential tool. It is the essential element of a knife fight. For example:

Ballistic knife: A specialized combat knife with a detachable gas or spring-propelled blade that can be fired to a distance of several feet or meters by pressing a trigger or switch on the handle.

Bayonet: A knife-shaped close-quarters fighting weapon designed to attach to the muzzle of a rifle or similar weapon.

Combat knife: Any knife intended to be used by soldiers in the field, as a general-use tool, but also for fighting.

Dagger: A double-edged combat knife with a central spine and edges sharpened their full length, used primarily for stabbing. Variations include the Stiletto and Push dagger.

Fighting knife: A knife with a blade designed to inflict a lethal injury in a physical confrontation between two or more individuals at very short range (grappling distance). Well known examples include the Bowie knife and the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife.

Rampuri: An Indian gravity knife of formidable reputation having a single edged blade roughly 9 to 12 inches long.

Shiv: A crudely made homemade knife out of everyday materials, especially prevalent in prisons among inmates. An alternate name in some prisons is Shank.

Trench knife: Purpose-made or improvised knives, intended for close-quarter fighting, particularly in trench warfare, some having a d-shaped integral hand guard.

Butterfly knife: A folding pocket knife also known as a "balisong" or "batangas" with two counter-rotating handles where the blade is concealed within grooves in the handles.

Knives as sports equipment:

Throwing knife: A knife designed and weighted for throwing

Knives as utensils:

A primary aspect of the knife as a tool includes dining, used either in food preparation or as cutlery. Examples of this include:

Bread knife: A knife with a serrated blade for cutting bread.

Boning knife: A knife used for removing the bones of poultry, meat, and fish.

Carving knife: A knife for carving large cooked meats such as poultry, roasts, hams, etc.

Chef's knife: Also known as a French knife, a cutting tool used in preparing food.

Cleaver: A large knife that varies in its shape but usually resembles a rectangular-bladed hatchet. It is used mostly for hacking through bones as a kitchen knife or butcher knife, and can also be used for crushing via its broad side, typically garlic.

Butcher's Knife: A knife designed and used primarily for the butchering and/or dressing of animals.

Electric knife: An electrical device consisting of two serrated blades that are clipped together, providing a sawing action when powered on.

Kitchen knife: Any knife, including the chef's knife, that is intended to be used in food preparation.

Oyster knife: Has a short, thick blade for prying open oyster shells.

Paring or Coring Knife: A knife with a small but sharp blade used for cutting out the cores from fruit.

Rocker knife: A knife that cuts with a rocking motion, which is primarily used by people whose disabilities prevent them from using a fork and knife simultaneously.

Table knife or Case knife: A piece of cutlery, either a butter knife, steak knife, or both, that is part of a table setting, accompanying the fork and spoon.

Ulu: An Inuit woman's all-purpose knife.

Knives as tools:

As a utility tool the knife can take many forms, including:

Balisong: A folding knife also known as a "butterfly knife" or "batangas", with two handles counter-rotating around the tang such that, when closed, the blade is hidden within the handles.

Bowie knife: Commonly, any large sheath knife, or a specific style of large knife popularized by Jim Bowie.

Crooked knife: Sometimes referred to as a "curved knife", "carving knife" or in the Algonquian language the "mocotaugan" is a utilitarian knife used for carving.

Diver's knife: A knife adapted for use in diving and water sports and a necessary part of standard diving dress.

Electrician's knife: A short-bladed knife used to cut electrical insulation.

Hunting knife: A knife used to dress large game.

Kiridashi: A small Japanese knife having a chisel grind and a sharp point, used as a general-purpose utility knife.

Linoleum knife: is a small knife that has a short, stiff blade with a curved point and a handle and is used to cut linoleum or other sheet materials.

Machete: A large heavy knife used to cut through thick vegetation such as sugar cane or jungle undergrowth; it may be used as an offensive weapon.

Palette knife: A knife, or frosting spatula, lacking a cutting edge, used by artists for tasks such as mixing and applying paint and in cooking for spreading icing.

Paper knife: Or a "letter opener" it is a knife made of metal or plastic, used for opening mail.

Pocket knife: a folding knife designed to be carried in a pants pocket. Subtypes include:

-Lockback knife: a folding knife with a mechanism that locks the blade into the open position, preventing accidental closure while in use.

-Multi-tool and Swiss Army knife, which combine a folding knife blade with other tools and implements, such as pliers, scissors, or screwdrivers.

Produce knife: A knife with a rectangular profile and a blunt front edge used by grocers to cut produce.

Rigging knife: A knife used to cut rigging in sailing vessels.

Scalpel: A medical knife, used to perform surgery.

Straight razor: A reusable knife blade used for shaving hair.

Survival knife: A sturdy knife, sometimes with a hollow handle filled with survival equipment.

Switchblade: A knife with a folding blade that springs out of the grip when a button or lever on the grip is pressed.

Utility knife: A short knife with a replaceable triangular blade, used for cutting sheet materials including card stock, paperboard, and corrugated fiberboard.

Wood carving knife and whittling knives: Knives used to shape wood in the arts of wood carving and whittling, often with short, thin replaceable blades for better control.

X-Acto knife: A scalpel-like knife with a long handle and a replaceable pointed blade, used for precise, clean cutting in arts and crafts.

Knives as a traditional or religious implement:

Athame: A typically black-handled and double-edged ritual knife used in Wicca and other derivative forms of Neopagan witchcraft.

Kirpan: A ceremonial knife that all baptised Sikhs must wear as one of the five visible symbols of the Sikh faith (Kakars).

Kilaya: A dagger used in Tibetan Buddhism.

Kris: A dagger used in Indo-Malay cultures, often by royalty and sometimes in religious rituals.

Kukri: A Nepalese knife used as both tool and weapon.

Puukko: A traditional Finnish or Scandinavian style woodcraft belt-knife used as a tool rather than a weapon.

Seax: A Germanic single-edged knife, used primarily as a tool, but may have been a weapon.

Sgian Dubh: A small dagger traditionally worn with highland dress.