I looked into these at one time, there were some late sixties/ early 70's RN marked ones that came on the market and I was pondering getting one as a curio, I collect odd bits of militaria that take my fancy. As a knife for use in the field it seems rather impractical. Good for stabbing people to death but not much use for anything else.
Classic design mind.
Having researched them a bit I came to the conclusion that all bar the original mark one batch were not really that well made and certainly didn't embody the characteristics the designers had in mind. Some current production is particularly gash from what I understand.
Touch harsh there canader, is there such a thing as a Remf in this day and age?
I've got a Fairburn- Sykes knife, date stamped 1942, was first issued to an Army Commando who used it in Normandy, he slotted a German soldier with it, poor fcuker was having a shave at the time apparently, it was then handed down to my father who in turn handed it to me. The PRI shop (or whatever it's called today) at Lympstone sells them, they're probably available on line somewhere.
I must question why you want one though, there fcuking shite at anything apart from killing people which is what they're designed for, I've seen many wonderful things hanging off peoples belt kit, kukris, axes, saws etc, get yourself something useful, if not use the extra space and weight available for some important stuff like garlic salt, madras powder and mixed herbs.
I thought that Rambo had a custom made Gil Hibben knife, and a lot longer than a K bar, and I am not a Rambo fan but I have been to the World Blacksmith and Cutler championships and watched the experts make some very impresive knives
you mean this "Everyday" military working knife ?[/quote]
but its got molle attachements something I could hang off my camelback
upset my manager who was worried about my pocession of a"weaponlike "leatherman