Editor, The Armory Life
Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled “Fairbairn and Sykes: Shooting to Live” and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/fairbairn-and-sykes-shooting-to-live/.
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Cool story, thanks for sharing it!Had a neighbor that met Mr. Fairbairn at the beginning of WWII. Mr. Fairbairn was sent to the U.S. to set up a training program for the OSS. Mr. Fairbairn was also very handy with a knife and I remember my neighbor saying that Fairbairn reportedly had killed more folks with a knife than a gun. My neighbor had to take Mr. Fairbairn out on a clandestine search of local hardware stores in the area of Camp Richie in western Maryland for suitable knives to use in his hand-to-hand combat classes. In testing for suitable knives that met Mr. Fairbairn's standards my neighbor said that Fairbairn actually broke more than a few blades which made the store folks pretty upset. So my neighbor had to pay for the broken ones as well as the keepers to keep from getting arrested.
You think he actually got to see Fairbairn?Moran was born in 1925, so it's unlikely he was making pro-grade knives by WWII.
Still, it's fun to think he witnessed Fairbairn breaking knives in a local joint and was inspired to make hella strong blades. For a while he was one of only a very few bladesmiths--if not the ONLY one--in American doing Damascus.
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I have no reason to believe he did. However, it's entirely possible--Camp Richie (later Fort Richie) isn't really all THAT far from Middletown. I'm very familiar with both places--spent considerable time at both as a teenager in the '60s. I've never traveled from one to the other, but I doubt it would be more than an hour's drive.You think he actually got to see Fairbairn?