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    I did some trading with a member from Australia and I received the SF dagger and all the patches under the dagger are SF patches I thought I would share with forum members geoff3

  • #2
    Nice display.

    Who manufactures the blade?
    "...But they would never find anything to beat the old Springfield ...the long sleek streamline, very slim but with potent bulges, all in the just exactly right places to give it that pugnaciously forward-leaning, eager look that marked the Springfield. Beside it, the M1 looked like a fat old man puffing with a lack of training...the two most beautiful things made in America were the ax-handle and the clipper ship? ...they should have added one more thing: The Springfield '03 rifle..."

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    • brent65
      brent65 commented
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      it is a fairburn sykes, there are or has been several makers and models of this knife over the years
      https://www.fairbairnsykesfightingkn...fs-knives.html
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairba...fighting_knife
      not really carried or used anymore in Australia, unless it has made a come back in more recent years

    • pmclaine
      pmclaine commented
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      The design is famous and to the SAS its what the KBar is to the USMC.

      Raiders used a version in WWII.

      Neat knife but its a purposed knife not as utility useful as a KBar.

      I think Sheffield/Wilkinson make a lot of the Brit ones.

      Curious who the Aussies used.

    • brent65
      brent65 commented
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      Gerber, coldsteel, Kbar etc etc 22 yrs in and i never seen a single sykes fairburn in field use only ever seen them like this in display cabinets . I would assume most of what Australia would have used would be from UK makers
      https://www.lawranceordnance.com/def...uthenticity=88

  • #3
    Here are some pictures of maker of the dagger I don't know what the marketing's mean geoff3

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    • pmclaine
      pmclaine commented
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      That manufacturer is one mentioned in one of the sites above.

      There Broad arrow is symbolic of Brit MOD gear.

      I don't know enough to say if it's something period or new commemorative.

      It is neat though.

      Thanks for posting.

  • #4
    looks good, members that pass selection at commando regiments in Australia such as 2CDO and 1CDO are presented a beret and the Fairbairn Sykes, they also give out the knife to exceptional helping services such as attached quartermasters or ranking officers to show appreciation,
    The middle badge is a standard AIRN Badge every soldier in the Australian Army has one which is worn on the polys "service dress" Nice display let me know if your chasing anything from down this way in regards to Australian Gear.

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