a completely different type of grip and it has scabbard that resembles that
of a hunting knife. The pommel nut is made of a disk
which is recessed in the pommel. This is a common way for French
constructors to do (like The Avenger of 1870). Many of these knives were
used by the French legion and even produced in France after the war.
believe this is the reason why many think that all of them after produced
after WW2. The construction is however influenced from France.
was an article published in the Cartouches 1974. It was written by a Maurice
Chauvet who served in the Intelligence section of No 4 commando during WW2.
He presents a picture of this knife and say:
1V wood handle dagger, British made circa 1941 – 43. Very popular among
Canadian troops and large purchases have been made by Canadian units. Steel
blade, light metal cross guard, handles of light or dark wood. The tongue
penetrates the handle and it is screwed with a copper locking disc. Scabbard
is very rough, sewn and riveted."
Knife World Nov 1998)
balance is quite different from the original
Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting knife.
The knives don’t have much in common except for the shape
of the blade.
knives are rather rare.