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Posted: 1/3/2012 2:09:12 PM EST
with the Fairburn-Sykes fighting knife.

That would be the wrong old dude to mess with.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 2:12:59 PM EST
There are some men who, regardless of age, are absolute bad asses and command the utmost respect.

I do believe that WWII veteran fits this criteria.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 2:14:33 PM EST
I've always found the ww2 combatives fascinating.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:02:52 PM EST
I don't doubt for a second that he is simply teaching things that he has personally done.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:19:36 PM EST
Not someone with whom to fuck.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:37:04 PM EST
"You stick the knife in the neck and punch it forward and everything comes out. It's a bit messy."

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:42:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By madbarbarian87:
"You stick the knife in the neck and punch it forward and everything comes out. It's a bit messy."



I love that Brit understatement.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:50:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By madbarbarian87:
"You stick the knife in the neck and punch it forward and everything comes out. It's a bit messy."


Spoken from experience I take it.

Que the bad motherfucker bill fold.


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Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:58:55 PM EST
Great....

Now I want a decent fixed blade....

Fuck my bank account...

Defintely a fellow who has watched the enemy die , eyeball-to-eyeball.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:07:49 PM EST
I don't think the kids in the village set foot on his lawn.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:09:10 PM EST
A well trained man never forgets. He talks like he used it last week.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:12:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gearhead1940:
I don't think the kids in the village set foot on his lawn.


No, I bet they don't.

But I also bet it's mysteriously mowed to putting-green perfect finish on a regular basis.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:13:38 PM EST
Can they even own those knives in the UK anymore or are they banned too?
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:16:05 PM EST
Didn't the Fairbairne Sykes knife suffer from a blade that was brittle?
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:22:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By tominjax:
with the Fairburn-Sykes fighting knife.

That would be the wrong old dude to mess with.
I had some knife training and that is not how I was taught to hold a knife

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:29:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By jrzy:

Originally Posted By tominjax:
with the Fairburn-Sykes fighting knife.

That would be the wrong old dude to mess with.
I had some knife training and that is not how I was taught to hold a knife

just leave it alone jrzy... please..

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:31:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Willmar:
Can they even own those knives in the UK anymore or are they banned too?

Their steak knives have to be rounded and blunt. So I'm guessing no.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:38:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mosin_Nagant:

Originally Posted By Willmar:
Can they even own those knives in the UK anymore or are they banned too?

Their steak knives have to be rounded and blunt. So I'm guessing no.


I doubt our friend here gives a fuck.

That's the 1941 version of honey badger.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:48:44 PM EST
Now we know who Michael Caine was studying for Harry Brown.

Not many of his caliber left in this world today, one suspects.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:55:28 PM EST
The wisdom of the ages speaks...I personally believe that this gentleman has done this more than just a few times and knows EXACTLY what he was doing.

I pains me to think that we are losing men like that at such a rapid rate.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:55:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 5:56:44 PM EST by dtux]

Originally Posted By jrzy:

Originally Posted By tominjax:
with the Fairburn-Sykes fighting knife.

That would be the wrong old dude to mess with.
I had some knife training and that is not how I was taught to hold a knife


I don't think he was talking about finishing school dinner etiquette, bud
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:56:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
There are some men who, regardless of age, are absolute bad asses and command the utmost respect.



Knew a older gentlemen at my health club when I was a younger man. He was a former Marine Raider, walked with a limp, pock marked and scarred by many wounds.

Yet he moved like lightning on the handball court for being in his seventies...

Rode a older Yamaha to the gym, one day when he mounted his bike to go home, a couple of yutes tried to perform a strongarm robbery upon his person, needless to say they came out on the losing end.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:58:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By jrzy:

Originally Posted By tominjax:
with the Fairburn-Sykes fighting knife.

That would be the wrong old dude to mess with.
I had some knife training and that is not how I was taught to hold a knife

just leave it alone jrzy... please..

I am not saying he is wrong and you know I respect the Greatest generation, all I was saying Is I was taught different.


Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:59:55 PM EST
This man KNOWS how to react, he's been there, and a bunch of back-alley punks just aren't quite as bad as a machine-gun nest full of Nazis that he probably took out with just one knife.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:01:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By dtux:

Originally Posted By jrzy:

Originally Posted By tominjax:
with the Fairburn-Sykes fighting knife.

That would be the wrong old dude to mess with.
I had some knife training and that is not how I was taught to hold a knife


I don't think he was talking about finishing school dinner etiquette, bud
No doubt the older Gentleman has used the skills he was taught to great success , the proof is he's alive.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:05:21 PM EST
Jeebus that guy reminds me of my grandad. He never talked about what he did in WW2. All we know is he jumped into Holland for Market Garden, was a tad screwed up when he came back, slept in the front lawn of the farm in a hole for awhile, drank like a champ afterwards and would avoid any conversationd about what he did or where he was
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:17:49 PM EST
I have this very odd feeling that I should buy one of those knives and carry it every day.......
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:25:33 PM EST
I would love to sit and have a few pints with that man and listen to his stories from the war.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:27:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 6:27:19 PM EST by CFII]
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:34:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By madbarbarian87:
"You stick the knife in the neck and punch it forward and everything comes out. It's a bit messy."



Got that same advice from a gentleman who served in Vietnam.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:35:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By jrzy:

Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By jrzy:

Originally Posted By tominjax:
with the Fairburn-Sykes fighting knife.

That would be the wrong old dude to mess with.
I had some knife training and that is not how I was taught to hold a knife

just leave it alone jrzy... please..

I am not saying he is wrong and you know I respect the Greatest generation, all I was saying Is I was taught different.




No doubt. Most knife training is face to face type combat where both assailants are facing each other. The F-S was meant for dispatching sentries and such.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:36:08 PM EST
Wouldn't fuck with that bloke.

DP
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:42:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 6:43:24 PM EST by Spartanatheart]
Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would love to sit and have a few pints with that man and listen to his stories from the war.


+1. He seems like a real Harry Brown.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:44:16 PM EST

That is one cool dude!

The worlds best modern maker
of the Fairbairn-Sykes Commando
Dagger is Pooley Sword,
West Sussex, United Kingdom.


Pooley Sword FS Dagger

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:49:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By myitinaw:

That is one cool dude!

The worlds best modern maker
of the Fairbairn-Sykes Commando
Dagger is Pooley Sword,
West Sussex, United Kingdom.


Pooley Sword FS Dagger

Beautiful looking knife.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:56:15 PM EST
I do believe that man could kick the shit out of me.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:57:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would love to sit and have a few pints with that man and listen to his stories from the war.

that would be an honor wouldn't it?
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 7:03:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By myitinaw:

That is one cool dude!

The worlds best modern maker
of the Fairbairn-Sykes Commando
Dagger is Pooley Sword,
West Sussex, United Kingdom.


Pooley Sword FS Dagger


Nice!

Here's mine.


Link Posted: 1/3/2012 7:03:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By victorgonzales:

Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would love to sit and have a few pints with that man and listen to his stories from the war.

that would be an honor wouldn't it?

Damn straight.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 7:04:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 7:12:54 PM EST by JBT]
Originally Posted By madbarbarian87:
"You stick the knife in the neck and punch it forward and everything comes out. It's a bit messy."



http://www.gutterfighting.org/Pictures2/fairbairn_45.gif

Artery #3. Knife in right hand, edges parallel to ground, seize opponent around the neck from behind with your left arm, pulling his head to the left. Thrust point well in; then cut sideways. See Fig. C.

USE OF THE KNIFE
By W.E. Fairbairn
(From Get Tough!)


Russel Crow demonstrates:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpFhUFlQIAo[/youtube]

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 7:10:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By victorgonzales:

Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would love to sit and have a few pints with that man and listen to his stories from the war.

that would be an honor wouldn't it?


Link Posted: 1/3/2012 7:24:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By myitinaw:

That is one cool dude!

The worlds best modern maker
of the Fairbairn-Sykes Commando
Dagger is Pooley Sword,
West Sussex, United Kingdom.


Pooley Sword FS Dagger



How much would one of those cost?
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 7:58:42 PM EST
Circa 1996:


Link Posted: 1/3/2012 8:15:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Circa 1996:


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/Picture336.jpg


I know the man who made that knife. His son is my best friend.

He moved from CO to TX a few years back.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 9:38:04 PM EST
It is a Boker... I bought it outside of Ft. Campbell in 1996 at the US Cavalry store.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 10:11:12 PM EST
When i was roughly 9 years old, my Father's best friend Bob had just retired from the USMC; he was a former HSLD duderino.

We were in our pool and i was pretending like i was some kind of hard ass, slipping in an out of the water with a knife, holding it like a kid would after watching a war movie.

He wades over to me and explains, "You don't slice a throat, you stab into the jugular, then rip it out, like this."

And he showed me.

I miss that dude so much.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:20:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 6:40:57 PM EST by armygunsmith]
Crappy cellphone pic, but it's an Applegate Fairbairn. I picked it up for 20 bucks. Holding it in your hand, it's clear what this knife was made for.
The video was very interesting. The gentleman in the video really knew what he was talking about. I wouldn't smart mouth him.

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:02:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 7:03:04 PM EST by PeteCO]
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
It is a Boker... I bought it outside of Ft. Campbell in 1996 at the US Cavalry store.


Never mind then - I thought it was made by a guy in Estes Park, CO. He made a run of them for Rex Applegate.

ETA: Just saw the above. Maybe it was one of his?

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:18:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By PeteCO:
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
It is a Boker... I bought it outside of Ft. Campbell in 1996 at the US Cavalry store.


Never mind then - I thought it was made by a guy in Estes Park, CO. He made a run of them for Rex Applegate.

ETA: Just saw the above. Maybe it was one of his?



Possibly. Mine is an Applegate, made in USA and numbered and has an A2 on the other side of the blade. Other than that, I really don't know much about the blade itself.
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