Papieren, Bitte

…or however they say it in French.  This story made me howl with laughter, although I still think the paras should just have turned their little Fairburn-Sykes stickers on the bureaucrats.

If they’re still allowed to carry them, that is.

I see that the above is actually a replica, the FOX Fairbairn-Sykes FX-5934.  I love Fox knives, already have their 685 bush knife, and now I want this one really badly.

If anybody else is interested (and who wouldn’t be?) it’s apparently on sale here (as above) and here (in “tactical” black).


  1. It’s a pity that none of the veterans were there to give the answer, “I didn’t have to show my passport last time.”

  2. France is still sore about the Brits no longer paying their industry’s subsidies for them after Brexit.

  3. The Fairbairn-Sykes daggers are OK, but I’ would take a Marine Ka-bar over it any day.

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