I know that the F-S wasn't standard issue during the 70's - to save cash I expect. But I read recently that they are issued today - "The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife carried by the Commandos ...." : Ewan S-T, '3 Cdo Bde Helmand Assault'. I've got one, but only because I had a good mate who was an HQ storeman (and we were Rear Party !). You can buy nasty repros for about £35.ottytrain2: Are they now standard issue ? If so, when were they re-introduced ?