By: Windlass Steelcrafts
The odd looking, but very effective Smatchet was the brain child of William Fairbairn (who also co-developed the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife) during WWII for the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) and British SAS (Special Air Service) for use on clandestine missions behind enemy lines. There were many variations in the grip and pommel, but the basic specifications never changed. Our reproduction is based on an original piece loaned to us by a very generous collector (we matched it detail to detail). Features a high carbon steel, full tang, blued matte finished blade thatís razor sharp on one cutting side and 1/3 of the reverse edge. The close grained hardwood grips are held in place with 2 big rivets, the cast aluminum pommel (pinned in place) includes a lanyard hole. The hardwood lined and black leather covered sheath fits on belts up to 3-1/4" wide. Our replica even features the anglesd belt loop on the sheath, just like the original!
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"The Smatchet is the most realistic replica I have seen. My father had one from the war, and the only difference between the old one and the new one is some weathering that comes with age. I am very impressed. " - Michael (5/5)
"This would be a solid 5 if the handle wasn't so square. After sanding I am really liking this knife." - Rick (4/5)
"Great addition to my collection. I've several items books etc on the Fairbairn/Sykes history etc. Generally Windlass Cutlery products are generally good to my mind." - Carson (5/5)
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