Evolution of Knives Used By Covert Operatives

November 9, 2009 by  
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Prior to the 1950’s most knives used by covert operatives were designed to kill. No thought was really put into their use in escape and evasion or utility applications.  A great example of that is the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife. It was designed exclusively for surprise attack and fighting, with a slender blade that can easily penetrate a ribcage. The vase handle grants precise grip, and the double-edged blade is integral to its design to take out human targets. Read more