Video: “It’s a bit of a messy job, but that’s it.”

There are armchair commandos all over YouTube. And then there is Trooper Stan W. Scott, who was an actual commando. British No. 3 Commando veteran from World War Two in fact.

I have long been a fan of the British Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this venerable blade, I refer you here. For those who want an even more in-depth examination of the style, click here.

A simple glance at the knife’s wicked sharp point and thin profile, it is clear that this is a thrusting weapon. However, to hear its use described in detail by a man who carried one in action is powerful stuff and adds a level of realism that is chilling. I am glad this man was on our side.


2 responses to ‘Video: “It’s a bit of a messy job, but that’s it.”

  1. Keep it coming!

    I like the punch rip technique he mentioned. I think that technique could be applied elsewhere on the body. Everything I have heard about the “blood grooves” is that were/are not for the blood to run out nor for grip ergos but for weight reduction.

  2. I’m surprised this gentleman hasn’t been locked up just for talking about how to kill with a knife, after all he is in the UK. My god, what happened to that country, going from men like this to what passes for a man over there these days.

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