OSS Smatchet Knife

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

(USD) $149.95

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Product Code: 5116

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William Fairbairn Design

The odd-looking, but very effective Smatchet was the brainchild 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 that’s 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 angled belt loop on the sheath, just like the original!


Reliks Product ID 5116
Manufacturer SKU 403214
Blade Length 11"
Blade Material 1065 High Carbon Steel
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Edge Type Factory Sharpened
Full Length 16 3/4"
Weight 1 lb 8 oz

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S - Verified Buyer

"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. "

K - Verified Buyer

"This would be a solid 5 if the handle wasn't so square. After sanding I am really liking this knife."

D - Verified Buyer

"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."

F - Verified Buyer

"As authentic as it gets. Well made. "

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