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The craftsman demonstrates the manufacture of the Fairbairn-Sykes dagger of the British commandos

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Cold weapon is one of the attributes of fighters not only of the past centuries. And in modern wars, it may well come to close combat. What can we say about the numerous sabotage and reconnaissance operations, during which it is necessary to neutralize the enemy's sentinels, his advanced posts, sentries, etc.


If we talk about the most famous special forces daggers of the 1941th century, then they should include the British Fairbairn-Sykes dagger. The most interesting thing is that it is still in service with a number of British special forces. And the FS dagger was officially put into service in XNUMX.

It was based on the concept of the Chinese dagger, which the British studied in detail. The Fairbairn-Sykes dagger itself can be considered a derivative of the Shanghai combat knife with a blade length of up to 20 cm. The total length of the classic version of the FS dagger is 290 mm.

The classic design for this British melee weapon is a brass handle. At the same time, the handle has a round section, which provides special forces soldiers with a special grip.

Modern craftsmen create their own versions of the FS dagger. One of the options was created by a craftsman from a conventional ball bearing. I had to try hard.

"Military Review" is forced to recall that the unlicensed manufacture of weapons in the Russian Federation is punishable by law.

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  1. svp67
    svp67 17 May 2022 15: 41
    -2
    If we talk about the most famous special forces daggers of the XNUMXth century,
    then there is no dearer "cherry"
    1. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 17 May 2022 15: 58
      +4
      "Cherry" is not a dagger.
      The photo is not "Cherry", but HP.
      1. svp67
        svp67 17 May 2022 16: 44
        0
        Quote: Andrey Moskvin
        "Cherry" is not a dagger.

        It's not a dagger, it's a knife. But that doesn't make it any less familiar.
        Quote: Andrey Moskvin
        The photo is not "Cherry", but HP.

        I will say more HP-43, made for UDTK
        Show "cherry"
        1. bk316
          bk316 17 May 2022 17: 01
          +2
          I have one.

          Straight workhorse, indestructible knife.
          1. svp67
            svp67 19 May 2022 15: 33
            +1
            Quote: bk316
            I have one.

            An old friend, made of steel grade 100X13M, but good and handsome
  2. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 17 May 2022 15: 53
    +3
    Beautiful, but a toy.
  3. Petrik66
    Petrik66 17 May 2022 16: 15
    0
    PBS - solves all the problems of removing sentries. the sentry is not a silly German with a fusee, whose whole task is to be stabbed to death by a dashing scout. did you even see at least one Hans who would see our partisan and give an alarm before they finished him off - the sentry?
  4. novel66
    novel66 17 May 2022 16: 22
    +4
    from ShKh with such a shank will certainly break
    1. sen
      sen 17 May 2022 16: 45
      +1
      from ShKh with such a shank will certainly break

      When I was young, I threw a kitchen knife short, without rotating the knife, so the knife goes deep with the blade, and the plastic handle collapses immediately.
      1. novel66
        novel66 17 May 2022 17: 24
        +1
        kitchen made of other steel
    2. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 17 May 2022 16: 48
      0
      What's with the tail? You look at the thickness. There is a shank almost with a diameter of a finger.
      1. novel66
        novel66 17 May 2022 17: 27
        +2
        I see, 6 mm, hardened up to 60hrc wx will burst at the first slightest load
        1. Andrey Moskvin
          Andrey Moskvin 17 May 2022 18: 11
          0
          Roman, apart from ShKh-15 I don't know any other ShKh winked , but for a combat 60 according to Rockwell, this is a lot and useless (62 scratches the glass). For example, Ratnik - 57. But what kind of loads does this poke ...
          1. novel66
            novel66 17 May 2022 18: 16
            +1
            wx-15 sg, for example, it doesn’t fire in an arc, and it looks like there is overheating, transverse loads - and alles. in such steels, the shank is not removed from the blade at a right angle. right - a fillet with entry into the handle, while in the most loaded place the dagger will be no weaker than the blade itself. experience is the son of difficult mistakes
            1. Andrey Moskvin
              Andrey Moskvin 17 May 2022 18: 33
              +1
              Didn't watch the video, but you're right about the angle. I have been making knives for over 30 years. hi
              1. novel66
                novel66 17 May 2022 18: 49
                +2
                about the same. this is the WAY! hi
              2. 16091954May
                16091954May 17 May 2022 20: 22
                -1
                Somehow they chopped with a plate of real damask steel along the cage of a ball bearing of approximately the same section. The result was impressive: the damask steel was damaged twice as deep and remained intact. Clip burst across completely!
  5. sen
    sen 17 May 2022 16: 41
    +1
    One of the options was created by a craftsman from a conventional ball bearing.

    Our craftsmen make knives from large files.
    1. novel66
      novel66 17 May 2022 18: 26
      +2
      not very correct, usually in files only the top layer is hard, due to cementation. more suitable than saws for metal, but there is not enough thickness there. spring - perhaps quite a way out, although there are some troubles
      1. NAP
        NAP 18 May 2022 16: 13
        +1
        From a drill or a disk from a saw, good knives are also obtained. I have a collection of folding and fixed knives 42 knives... There are 4 homemade...
  6. bootlegger
    bootlegger 17 May 2022 23: 26
    +2
    A type of Arkansas toothpick.

  7. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 1 July 2022 15: 26
    0
    New times, new fashions. Previously, they showed the work of masters. Now the crooked-handed coekaker is not ashamed to show his crappy work. Ugh, disgrace.