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.


  1. samuraichatter says:

    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. dph says:

    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.

  3. Yes,…in the UK,….men like Mr. Scott are from a different age,….and one which sadly exists no more since they have legislated common sense rights such as carrying ANY self defense tool,…out of being “legal”.

    I have a sort of personal connection to this in the UK, since I was both “made” and “born” there,….though know little about it today. My dad was in the US Armed Forces, and spent about 1-1/2 years over there in the mid 1950’s doing aerial mapping of some sort.

    About 6 months later my mom went over to visit for an extended time (living with a kind couple in their cottage),…and nine months later (in 1956) I came around born on a US Army field hospital. (seems they were real happy to see each other again 🙂 Six months later we all flew back to the USA in an Army Transport prop plane. Haven’t flown since,…and don’t want to,….must have been a hell of a flight back!

    Legislating “self defense” tools out of being legal to carry is ridiculous,… especially with the huge influx refugee crisis. Great Britain has laws against most any self defense tool,…even the simple and generally considered non-lethal Kubotan and Yawara Sticks!

    I’ve been designing and manufacturing about 50 varieties of this type of self defense tool for a few years in Titanium, and more recently Grade 150 DuPont Delrin. (Patent Pending at well over $13,000 to date in cost)

    Well received by all, and I have yet to have a single stick returned under my “1 Year Money Back Guarantee If Not Delighted” policy. There is a reason…..

    Well over 1200 have been sold so far into 20 Countries to date, but it still frustrates me there are Countries such as Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand that won’t allow ANY Self Defense Tool to be carried without the likelihood of prosecution if caught. 🙁

    I guess it will take several lawmaking members to get attacked for them to change their ridiculous laws. Until then, perhaps those in GB can grow much longer nails, and practice Mr. Scott’s “punch through” technique with a sharpened nail! 🙁

    Joe T
    Ti Rod Tactical

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