Applegate-Fairbairn Desert


The Boker Applegate-Fairbairn Black is the official combat knife of German special forces.

  • Type
  • Fixed Blade
  • Blade Length
  • 150 mm
  • Blade Thickness
  • 4,40 mm
  • Overall Length
  • 272 mm
  • Blade Material
  • 440C
  • Blade Color
  • Steel Metall
  • Handle Material
  • Synthetic
  • Handle color
  • Creme
  • Sheath Material
  • Kydex
  • Sheath Color
  • White
  • Weight
  • 245 g
  • Designer
  • Rex Applegate
  • Made in
  • Solingen, Germany
  • Item Number
  • 120543DES
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The various versions of the Boker Applegate-Fairbairn have been convincing special forces all over the world for years and have emerged as an icon among tactical knives. The knife goes back to the classic Fairbairn-Sykes dagger from World War II and was designed by Col. Rex Applegate. The elite soldier coordinated secret operations throughout Europe during the war and even became President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal guard. He trained Allied Special Forces in close combat and founded the “School for Spies and Assassins” in today’s Camp David. Later he continued to work as a consultant and trainer, wrote numerous books about close quarter combat and began to develop and improve the perfect combat knife.

The beige fiberglass-reinforced Delrin handle with integrated stainless steel weights rests solidly in your hand, the brass cross-guard and the 440C blade with PVD coating can handle every task. Delivery includes a beige Kydex sheath and a large Tek-Lok.

Additional information

Knife type

Fixed Blade Knives



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