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Twelve shots in all, which necessitated changing of magazineswith point deducted if caught with an empty pistol.

Full text of “The Fairbairn Manual Of Knife Fighting”

In close-quarters fighting there is no more deadly weapon than the knife. The knife is controlled by the thumb and forefinger.

Each student should be given a ten minutes “Rest” after completing the course. With its acutely tapered, sharply pointed blade, the F-S fighting knife is frequently described as a stilettoa weapon optimised for thrusting, [2] 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.

Fairbairn–Sykes fighting knife

Then click the Search button. Cutting the vegetable in half with the Left Slash and then cutting the falling piece by means of a Right Slash, before it reaches the ground.

It includes his famous “how long to die” charts showing the effectiveness of various stab woulds in killing an opponent. William Rodgers, as part of the Egginton Group, now also produce an all-black “sterile” version of the knife, which is devoid of any markings showing maker for NATO use.


This manual describes methods developed and practiced over a number of years and in spite of their un-orthodoxy, they have stood up to the practical test during World War II in the Far East and elsewhere, and becomes a “must” book for all men serving in the Armed Forces. The vase handle grants precise grip, and the blade’s design is especially suited to its use as a fighting knife.

Precisely how the thumb and forefinger are placed is a function of weapon design, culturacy idiosyncracy, personal preference, and a host of other factors.

Marine Corps as an official training manual, it details methods of self-defense, offensive close combat including knife fighting, combat shooting and crowd-control techniques in riot situations. There are faribairn ways of dealing with such a situation – 1st.

Arm shoulder high – reverse the hand – back of the hand down. Kill or Get Killed by Col. Strike the bridge of your attacker’s nose with your head. Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knives being issued to British troops. Appear to be 2nd pattern from straight cross guard and ball end. Lighthearted as it may have been to portray Fairbairn in this way top left but he had a reputation as a hard man and the caption from the thug was no sykss poignant.

Despite the student’s colossal strength he actually lifted me above his head with the greatest of easeI know, Immediately I drew a concealed knife and mode o few fairbaien near h i s facethat I cou l dby moons of a knife, bring him down to my own weight and manuql.

Manuwl they permit, these trees should be grasped manuzl the disengaged hand, permitting you to make a leap downward of several feet. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat syeks It also will fit the U. Emerson Knives Erizo F. See also WW2 Books. Do not attack the hand. The original and still most sought after commando dagger: Students not taking part in the exercise will be syoes Ease” on the top of the slope and instructed to provide the “Off stage noises”. Please consider supporting my research, writing and website via Patreon or by direct donation.


In addition, there are times when it would be inadvisable to fire a pistol, [ or other f i rearm ] on account of raising an alarm. This section needs additional citations for verification. I have seen this book in over twenty WWII printings but the original first edition is still quite scarce and often confused with a later printing.

Approach to faiirbairn the required distance, right hand on the hilt of your knife not drawnyour left forearm covering your right hand. This is clearly demonstrated when operating in the dark, or on Forward Sentry duty.

Make a slashing cut to the right by a circular outward motion of your arm and wrist. This, we contend, is full justification for the soundness fairbaifn our unorthodox methods. Make a slashing cut to the left, by a circular inward motion of your arm and wrist, cutting the vegetable in half.

To find the most suitable grip for yourself, grip the hilt firmly, and if necessary allow o ll ow i ng the tip of the thumb to go forward on the back of the blade.

It is for the above reasons, among others, that we state there is no means by which an unarmed man can defend against a knife fighter.