Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

Guttman, Jon
July 2011
Military History;Jul2011, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p21
The article features the fighting knife designed by Eric Anthony Sykes and Major William Ewart Fairbairn, chief of police for the British concession in prewar Shanghai, China which was mass produced in January 1941.


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