Commando Knives

#1
Can anyone tell me if they have ever issued the Marines with commando knives since WW2. Have Wilkinson Sword ever produced a modern version of the FS knife at all.

BBM
 
#2
My dad got one in '56, when he was in 45 Cdo. Blackened blade, made by Wilkinson Sword, sharp point, unsharpened edges. Talk to those nice people on Rum Ration if you need real info :D
 
#3
Supposedly rush order sent down to the falklands in 82 .And special air sea services are flogging desert commando knives which they claim are over run
from a special order.
Last time I was in oakhampton their was some sort of marine instructor with
one on his belt so guess if they are teaching marines to use them must be on issuse.It has one purpose to kill people .Unless its on a desk as a letter opener or your going round killing sentries pointless.
 
#4
What about the famous " Fighting knives" used by B20 as described by McNab :twisted:
 
#7
Ord Sqn are scaled to hold the knife, for which they have usage on it aswell.

SK

p.s. "usage" means they issue they knife occasionally.
 
#8
Thanks for the replies, i was under the impression is was just a WW2 thing as there is not much use for close quarter killing these days.

BBM
 
#11
49 para have a fair few on perm temp loan on a never ending 1033!
 
#12
I think most of those you see for sale are very poor copies, does anyone have any genuine info on an actual MOD contract to produce these knives.
I've heard all the stories about special orders for the Falklands and this and that but believe most of them are BS.

Are these knives approved by the Royal Marines and are they issued ?

I am not after one as there isn't much call for silent killing behind the photo-copier -just out of an historical interest.

BBM
 
#13
Bondi-Babe-Magnet said:
Thanks for the replies, i was under the impression is was just a WW2 thing as there is not much use for close quarter killing these days.

BBM
Said that about bayonets unfortunatly been proved wrong again and again.
Supposedly got down to hand to hand in the caves of afganistian.Though wasen't there so dont know what they used :D .
Once spoke to an old bloke who had been in the sbs he wasen't impressed
with the fabian sykes.And as warmed to his subject his audience was frankly mind boggled went on to demonstrate various ways of killing and disabling germans using me as a dummy certainly made the house officer learn new respect for the elderly :D
 
#14
me n bee said:
49 para have a fair few on perm temp loan on a never ending 1033!
Only the special issue double bladed ones though, the single bladed ones are far too waltish.
 
#15
True, but remember the ones with the groove? the groove for the teeth when holding between dentures whilst creeping up on the enemy!?

Bloddy chelsea supporters were havin' a ball..... what, with all of 49 para smilin, it was if reggie and ronnie came back
 
#16
armchair_jihad said:
me n bee said:
49 para have a fair few on perm temp loan on a never ending 1033!
Only the special issue double bladed ones though, the single bladed ones are far too waltish.

I got my hands on one of those very rare 6 blade knives (manufactured by Stanley iirc),which 49Para used to use when they were in real dire straits !
This happend only 2 times on the record thanks to their marvelous and outstanding ........... (type here your choice) skills
 
#17
Cloggie said:
I got my hands on one of those very rare 6 blade knives ,which 49Para used to use when they were in real dire straits !
The six bladers were introduced by a hand to hand combat instructor on exchange from the Klingon High Command, I believe.

The Dire Straits song "Six Blade Knife" is an obscure reference to Mark Knopfler's service with 49 Para.
Oops - sorry Mark, that's another one compromised!
 
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#18
Is that the six bladed knife with the blades that rotate like a minigun? or am i getting confused with the wifes food processor?
 
#19
Mid 80s,store requisition order placed for large number of (200?)commando daggers.Part numbers,hand written were kept in A4 size book,with alphabet running down the side.(this before widespread computer use)Bells started to ring when order was received,probably with visions of stores cpl having pre-E bay type sale.ie Spanner,9"x10,Screwdriver,6"x20----Commando dagger,x200.Phone calls eventually cleared up misunderstanding and potential sib investigation.Correct part number was eventually found,and 200 3cdo Bde vehicle decals were delivered to MT store.
 
#20
Cloggie said:
armchair_jihad said:
me n bee said:
49 para have a fair few on perm temp loan on a never ending 1033!
Only the special issue double bladed ones though, the single bladed ones are far too waltish.

I got my hands on one of those very rare 6 blade knives (manufactured by Stanley iirc),which 49Para used to use when they were in real dire straits !
This happend only 2 times on the record thanks to their marvelous and outstanding ........... (type here your choice) skills
Marvelous and Outstanding? :x

What happened to 'Crack'? :?
 
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