Re: Any thoughts on the Mark 2?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 05:01:37 PM »
I've been wanting a V-42/Fairbairn Sykes knife that is affordable, American made, and actually usable as an outdoor/survival-type knife, instead of as a close-quarters combat weapon as most these type are. During WWII, my great-great uncle was issued a V-42, but it was stolen in the early '70s after his death. Originals were well past my budget at thousands of dollars. THe $400 Case remake is too much as well. I've looked at all the alternatives myself. My list is whittled down to two. The actual Fairbairn Sykes is not that expensive, but the currently produced Nowill and Sons versions have somewhat poor sheaths and well, fragile tips since the design is unchanged from its original purpose and design from WWII.
The Gerber Mark II, last time I checked was $75 on Amazon. It's heavy duty and has serrations. Not to mention, affordable. I like the Kabar Eks as well, but the purchase of one of those will have to wait until Kabar's 50% off Cyber Monday sale in a couple of months.