Fairbairn Sykes Commando Dagger | Paul McDonald | Podcast #261

Fairbairn Sykes Commando Dagger features master swordmaker Paul McDonald detailing his work with the Commando Dagger.

Fairbairn Sykes Commando Dagger

Paul McDonald with the British Army, is the owner of Master at Arms and is a master sword maker. Specialising in all edged weaponary, we hear about the famous Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Dagger.

Transcript from ‘Fairbairn Sykes Commando Dagger’ podcast

Paul – I had to take that plunge and I started specializing in historically accurate swords and knives. That was the focus to start with and I didn’t have a a main product at that time. That certainly changed along the way as my interest grew. I became a bit more focused as well and it wasn’t until 2008 that myself and a good friend who was involved with the academy of arms, decided to start a world war two based living history group.

We focused on the original commando training, from the highland training centers and the close combat. It was quite evident that the the F.S. fighting knife, the famous commando knife was right at the heart of that too. So that led to a path of of a quite intense focus on that knife and to remake it again as accurately and as closely as the original world war two examples.

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