The Fairburn-Sykes Fighting System.


The Fairburn- Sykes Fighting Knife is pointed dagger also called a poignard,  and it has a Fencing foil grip developed by Bill Fairburn and Eric Sykes on ideas which the two men had while serving as cops in Shanghai.

The F-S fighting knife gained fame during World War II when it was issued to UK Commandos, the SAS and used in Normandy. With its acutely tapered, sharply pointed blade, the F-S fighting knife is a weapon optimised for thrusting, 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. The Wilkinson Sword Company made the knife with minor pommel and grip design variations.



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