Sheffield is synonymous with steel and is the historic birthplace of knife making. In Sheffield the word ‘cutlery’ refers to ‘that which cuts’. For more than 700 years, Sheffield knives and cutlery have been created by highly skilled Sheffield craftsmen, and our company names are amongst the most famous in the industry’s history. The first reference to a Sheffield cutler dates to 1297. In the 1370s, Chaucer described a Sheffield ‘thwitel’ (a straight wooden-handled knife) on the belt of a Miller in The Reeve’s Tale.
William Rodgers is a company which will forever be proudly associated with the British Commando Regiment and the iconic Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knife. Few knives have such an illustrious history.
These authentic military masterpieces are made in Sheffield by our craftsmen. The through-tang, diamond section blades are fully forged from carbon steel and the familiar ribbed handles are precision cast.
An all-black, balanced and unmarked version made to NATO and British Ministry of Defence specification is available to government buying departments.
William Rodgers Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knife with forged carbon steel blade and ribbed handle.
All black version with “William Rodgers” markings to the cross guard.
With a leather sheath