Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 41
Like Tree47Likes

Thread: Agent's Knife

  1. #11
    barba crescit caput nescit Phrank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,064
    Thanked: 2311

    Default

    What a truly fascinating story and history - thank-you.

    I have read many books where that particular knife had been mentioned, specifically my studies of the SOE, and I have read about William Fairbairn and the Shanghai Municipal Police, may have been a semi-fictional account of his life and the development of a variant of another knife.

    Fascinating, I hadn't heard Kali or Escrima mentioned in years, I've read a little about is the extent of my exposure to it.

    You sound like someone worthy of a novel yourself...thanks again.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Phrank For This Useful Post:

    d. m. ellington (08-08-2016)

  3. #12
    Admin & Forum fixer Bruno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    13,839
    Thanked: 4035
    Blog Entries
    9

    Default

    Over here that thing would be a fast pass ticket to a man you'd be addressing as 'your honor '
    Phrank likes this.
    Happiness is a field, littered with the mangled corpses of your enemies. - Vlad III of Wallachia

  4. #13
    Fizzy Laces Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,359
    Thanked: 222

    Default

    Perfectly legal to own here. But not to carry. To be blunt it's designed for one job and one job only. The dispatch of other humans.

    The dagger is a common present for passing Royal Marines commandos in the UK.

    These are still held I believe by the UK RM. But they aren't issued as standard and haven't been for some time.

    They were used by commandos during raids during WW2 to allow them to move silently.

    I once had the link for a video of an ex marine commando who gave some detail ofbhow said knife was used.

    Geek

    Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk

  5. #14
    Fizzy Laces Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,359
    Thanked: 222

    Default

    Finded it.

    https://youtu.be/uDGHKyB3T_U

    Geek

    Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
    BobH and ejmolitor37 like this.

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to TheGeek For This Useful Post:

    d. m. ellington (08-08-2016), ejmolitor37 (04-15-2017)

  7. #15
    Senior Member blabbermouth
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    12,854
    Thanked: 2244

    Default

    Far as I know owning a Sykes-Fairburn commando knife is legal here too. Carrying it might be a different thing especially if it was concealed. Pasted up bidding on one at a Salvation Army auction a few years ago.

    Bob
    After listening to someone talk ever wonder who ties their shoe laces?

  8. #16
    Senior Member Johntoad57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    414
    Thanked: 132

    Default

    This is a nice looking knife. The only thing that I don't understand is what you would do with it? Well look at this clip and it has a better explanation of what I mean.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks7-A-7Zvak
    sharptonn and MisterClean like this.
    Semper Fi !

    John

  • #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ohatchee, Alabama
    Posts
    437
    Thanked: 102

    Default

    I remember back in the 70's reading about a Canadian named Bill Underwood who had a system of self defense called Defendo, similar to Fairbairns's Defendu. Also I have read books on Arwology by a Dr. Peregine who had a self defense style similar to Fairbairn.

  • #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ohatchee, Alabama
    Posts
    437
    Thanked: 102

    Default

    Back in the 60's I met several Royal Marine Commandos in Malta. They were impressive men. Tough as nails. Hard as rocks and just all around great human beings. I enjoyed their company and swapping "sea stories" with them. I would want them on my side if any trouble started. They were very capable men but humble. Yet I would not want to cross any one of them.
    Marshal likes this.

  • #19
    Fizzy Laces Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,359
    Thanked: 222

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by d. m. ellington View Post
    Back in the 60's I met several Royal Marine Commandos in Malta. They were impressive men. Tough as nails. Hard as rocks and just all around great human beings. I enjoyed their company and swapping "sea stories" with them. I would want them on my side if any trouble started. They were very capable men but humble. Yet I would not want to cross any one of them.
    Fits with the elements of the commando spirit they are expected to hold.

    courage.
    determination.
    unselfishness.
    Cheerfulness in the face of adversity.

    Geek

    Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk

  • The Following User Says Thank You to TheGeek For This Useful Post:

    d. m. ellington (08-11-2016)

  • #20
    aka shooter74743 ScottGoodman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    SE Oklahoma/NE Texas
    Posts
    6,467
    Thanked: 1470
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    I was in the Navy in the early 90's and we had three days of H2H for attempted boarders on the sub. I will never forget being humbled so well, here I was about 30lbs more muscle than one of the instructors I was squared off with. My ego got in the way and my ass was handed to me on a silver platter. He sure shook the dust out of my ears so that I could listen more clearly after about 30 seconds. I'm not sure what style of H2H we were being taught, but it was very effective in close quarters. Any clue what the SEALS were being taught in the late 80's-early 90's? The basis was if a man can't "see, breath, or stand" a man can't fight...remove any of those three and your opponent is no longer a threat. Amazing what a rabbit punch to the nose can do to your vision...good ole' memories of yesteryear
    Northeastern Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma Mentor/Helper...PM me if I can assist you.
    God Bless,
    Scott

  • The Following User Says Thank You to ScottGoodman For This Useful Post:

    d. m. ellington (08-11-2016)

  • Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •