Testimonials

Teemu Koponen

I got 1st pattern dagger today and it is absolutely beautiful. Now i have 1-3rd pattern Hgd:s plus one all black 2nd pattern Hgd. Four(so far) John is a true gentleman and a professional dagger maker for sure!

Michael Bloomfield

Got my 1st pattern yesterday. Beautiful knife and john is a great guy to deal with

Stuart Reynolds

First Pattern came today, very impressed, will definatly be back for another dagger in the near future.

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Robert Beauchamp

HDG’s customer service and commitment to quality are without equal. I purchased all three patterns of commando daggers and each one ‘oozes’ what Fairbairne-Sykes had in mind when they designed them for WW2 commandos. It’s evident when you look at them and tangible when you hold them. Beautifully purposeful and historically accurate. I cannot recommend HDG highly enough.

Jonathan from Paris

John Hamilton is a man of trust, responsive and has been very attentive to my questions. My 2nd Pattern HDG "50/50" is a great piece of work, fully satisfied, I recommend.

Liam Sellick

I have just received my second knife from Hamilton Glasgow a pattern 1 FS fighting knife I can honestly say if H.D.G we’re making knives during ww2 they would have gotten the contract this first pattern I have just received is absolutely outstanding this knife is the best I have ever seen. I haven’t put it down for days it just wants to be in my hands being admired. My grandads first pattern came back from the war a little worse for wear it’s so nice to handle one that’s new and hold what they were sent into operations with. Thank you John the personal customer from start to finish was more than perfect

J. Robert Williamson

I received John's limited edition 2nd pattern and the quality and workmanship are extraordinary. Both the dagger and the sheath are museum quality. I also received a 3rd pattern, identical to one I lost in combat many years ago. That blade is going to my grandson currently serving NATO in Poland. I hope he never has occasion to use it, but if he should it will serve him well. John is a craftsman of the highest order.

Alan Stanway

Had the pleasure of receiving my new 1st Pattern(batch2) Ltd edition dagger today from John,
I must say it has been worth the wait, the workmanship is second to none .
I will be looking at now adding another to my collection and if anyone is considering getting a dagger look no further than H-D-G
You wont regret it!

Gary Robinson

Today I received my 1st pattern fighting knife. The quality and workmanship is absolutely stunning. This is my second knife I've purchased from Hamilton daggers and it won't be my last

Aleck Errington

Recieved my AAS dagger & it is absolutely stunning... John & his team have surpassed themselves with this one.... just need to order some stands for the previous 1st, 2nd, ribbed/beaded vesions & eagerly await the release of the " fat boy" 👍🙂

Phillip Thorpe

My bradded & ribbed (6 rows) arrived today. Excellent workmanship, felt well balanced in the hand. Came well packed & excellent aftercare instructions for display or use. Will definitely be coming back for more.

Darren McGee (Ireland)

The workmanship of this dagger is first class. A thing of beauty, perfectly balanced and sits naturally in the hand. A quality addition to any collection, and worth every penny! Throughout the process, John was a gentleman to deal with. Great communication and proactive updates along the way. I would highly recommend, and will also be adding another HDG quality piece to my collection.

Shaun Parkin

I cannot recommend the craftsmanship which goes into the production of these daggers. The time and skill put into these are second to none. Others may try to replicate these but none come close!

Michael Burleigh

Excellent balance, fit and finish. The customer experience was second to none. Mr. Hamilton was regularly communicating during the manufacturing process. His craftsmanship represents a legacy that must be preserved. Much appreciation from Texas, USA.

Bernie Davies

Received my Third Patton Hamilton Blade i must say how impresses i am from the updated communication stage by stage to the recieved finished peace
I am amazed and over joyed at the workmanship and is by far the best one i have seen and now own thank you so much
I fully recommend John Hamilton

Janko

The craftsmanship here on both the blade and the sheath are outstanding - HDG went above and beyond on the delivery too; winging one to US and one to UK. Johnny on the ball with comms throughout and just a hoofing effort! Many thanks Pal, this is phenomenal! 💪🏼

Jacky Young

Apologies, for the delayed testimonial, I received my 3rd pattern a few weeks ago but only just got to inspect it. Again unrivalled in his field John of HDG comes out on top with his latest offering.
You need to hold this dagger in order to appreciate the quality of the build, the weight and overall workmanship that has gone into this project.
Thank You again John.
Best wishes to You & Yours.

Johnny Mac

I have just received my 3rd pattern dagger. Beautiful piece of craftsmanship. The knife came very well wrapped up. This is the second blade I purchased from John, and will be ordering more in the future. I cannot recommend H-D-G enough, for anyone interested in purchasing a commando dagger.

Darren Kaye

I am fortunate to have a few of John’s prototype daggers, but have just received my 3inch guard First Pattern…….it’s stunning craftsmanship. I am truly honoured to be a custodian of only 1 of 5 examples to be made.
Thank you again John

Franz McLemon

Received my dagger what an excellent piece of equipment and the device was fantastic thank you

patrick

i have just received my 3rd pattern it came very well wrapped up and is a stunning piece of craftmanship

Neil Swift

Just taken receipt of my second dagger from HDG in time for Christmas. The third pattern that I’ve received is a stunning piece of craftwork. Superbly weighted hilt and precision blade I’m very pleased. It feels a much better blade than the original ‘issued’ 3rd pattern I have. Though out the m/f process Mr Hamilton kept me updated via the members messenger group and was true to his word once again. Cheers -!-

Martin Lowe

I have just received my 3inch guard First Pattern and all i can say is just stunning craftsmanship. I am truly honoured to own only 1 of 5 examples to be made.
Thank you John Hamilton

Stuart Reynolds

Received my first Hamilton dagger ( 3rd pattern) today. Very impressed not only with the dagger bu

Andrew Price

The anticipation has been building for a while but this morning my 3rd pattern arrived at my door. To describe the dagger as perfection is no exaggeration. The dagger came well packaged and the fit and finish are flawless. The balance in the hand is exactly right. This will definitely not be my last purchase from HDG.

I Gardiner

Reviewed my 3rd pattern today. I am completely astonished at the quality and finish, it sits so well 'in hand' and when compared to other examples available today, which I own. I can only say that this exceeds them in quality, fit, finish and overall, without doubt. but make no mistake that this is not the only astonishing part of my experience with H-D-G. The communication, customer service and complete experience has been of the highest level, I feel privileged to have found such a fantastic example of everything done right for customers and collectors.

Rob Centa

Today I received two more H-D-G daggers, a 3” guard 1st pattern & an all black 3rd pattern to add to my rapidly growing collection of Mr John Hamilton’s fine work. Both are perfect as usual, well made, well balanced, second to none in my opinion.

S Burnaby

Fantastic quality and very fortunate to be the new custodian of some of these masterpieces. John is a pleasure to deal with and delivers on the highest levels.

Frank Ridgway

Arrived home to find my Hamilton Dagger 3rd Pattern waiting for me, and what a superbly manufactured piece it is.
Beautiful in the hand and balanced to perfection, with a top quality sheath to match.
Thank you H.D.G, for another fantastic quality piece..

Jay Nobby

Received my serialised 3rd pattern dagger today, again I have to say exceeded my expectations yet again. Stunning workmanship and attention to detail. A pleasure to do business with.

Jacky Young

Another masterpiece form HDG, this time it's the Arnhem 44, 3rd pattern. An honour to own such an item. Thanks to both John And Darren for bringing this to fruition.

Zac Chappell

I received my limited edition Conflict Collection knife this morning. Over the moon, what an outstanding piece of craftsmanship. The hard bit now is deciding which one to get next.

Colin Kelley

Absolute quality daggers blown away with the quality total recommend and will be buying again

Aleck Errington

I bought a 2nd pattern dagger from Hamilton Daggers Glasgow & then after receiving it I went & made a further 2 separate purchases of a 1st pattern & a Beaded/Ribbed dagger from HDG & what can I say that will add to the fact that I have returned to purchase 2 more & have my name down for the release of the Australian version..... absolutely fantastic build/finish (all hand made & fitted👍) & service..... over the moon with all 3 blades/scabbards & can't wait for the next one ..... many thanks to John Hamilton for his vision on creating these hand crafted (hand ground blades as they were in WW2) knives to such an amazing standard

Michael Bloomfield

Beaded and ribbed no26
Just received my first H D G Dagger and I'm extremely happy with it, Beautiful design and great craftsmanship with friendly service from John and fast delivery too. Can't recommend them highly enough

Jacky Young

The man John Hamilton does it again with this stunning B&R, latest addition to my collection from HDG. Thank You very much. These knives are on a different level to anything else out there. Well Done

Frank Ridgway

I have just took delivery of my All Black Six Beaded and Ribbed Dagger from this exceptional company, as with my previous 2 pieces, it is a piece of absolute quality and craftsmanship, the feel, balance and attention to every detail is second to none.
Hamilton Daggers Glasgow are a total delight to use and the communication from them is quick, polite and very precise..........................
Well done H-D-G you are outstanding.

Geoff Graham

I have just received my B&R Dagger today. I would like to state that it's definitely an item of some quality. It's exceeded my expectation, in terms of weight, handling & presence; it's packaged along with provenance, a personalised card from John; all in all, a great procurement experience. For those of you who missed this batch, it's a definite loss; I for one will monitor closely to what H.DG produces. The quality speaks for itself. Well done John,

Martin Lowe

My Beaded and Ribbed FS just arrived and the quality is stunning. It will sit well with my 80 year old original. These are by far the finest possible daggers.

Rob Centa

I have a few FS Daggers in my collection from WW2 up until until present, I’m now lucky enough to have two HDG daggers as are they on another level! Far superior to any other modern type I have. Beautifully finished off, the balance of them is unreal, can’t put the them down, need another!

John McLachlan

Just received my all black 2nd Pattern fighting knife. I'm impressed! The thing is a beauty!!! The knife's quality and the attention to detail are world class. This is by far the best commando knife I own.
Great communications with John Hamilton, he's been a pleasure to deal with. Can't wait to order my next Hamilton Dagger.

Liam Sellick

My grandad being in the commandos hearing his stories and now owning his pattern 1 knife sparked my interest in the history and the knife they made famous. I have purchased many other commando knives from different vendors. The pattern 2 I have just received from HDG is the best piece I have in my collection it’s just like the original the personal communication throughout has been the best customer service you could ever ask for I will be ordering more models soon

Chuck Briggs

HDG 1st Pattern dagger review. This is my second HDG dagger that has been sent over to the American Colonies where they have earned a well deserved place in my lifelong collection.
Damn, it’s nice. I compaired it to an original 1st Pattern by putting one in each of my hands, closed my eyes, then switched hands multiple times and couldn’t tell the difference. After looking closer and seeing the HDG dagger had a more refined and uniform knurled grip, only then was I able to tell the difference between them with my eyes closed through the sense of touch. Well done, John, you’ve created another true masterpiece.

Julian wilkins

Superb craftsmanship second to none.

Martin Lowe

Having recently received my HDG First Pattern and been a long time collector of Fairbairn Sykes knives I have to say the HDG is far ahead of all others in terms of quality. The attention to detail is stunning these are not copies of the originals these are far superior. I look forward to my Beaded and Ribbed arriving. Thank you John Hamilton and your team.

Jason Morphett

I received a 1st pattern dagger yesterday. It came extremely well packaged with its certificate of authenticity and care guide. As an ex British Army Commando I can vouch for the craftsmanship and quality of the dagger. In the hand it exudes quality and feels like you're holding a piece of history. Don't settle for anything less. HDG are the best and John is first rate bloke. Thanks.

Jacky Young

Hi John, received my second dagger today from HDG the “1st Pattern” I hope you are very proud with what you have achieved with this piece as I for one am very very proud to own it, It is absolutely stunning. Thank You.

Frank Ridgway

I have just received my 1st Pattern dagger and like my previous 2nd pattern from Hamilton Daggers, what a superb piece it is. The craftsmanship once again is absolutely first class. I'm absolutely over the moon with it, the packaging and presentation is as always second to none and every detail shows care and professionalism. Hamilton Daggers are a pleasure to deal with and always give brilliant communication throughout. I definitely recommend John and his company and I will certainly be ordering more from the range.

Jay Nobby

Recieved my HDG 1st pattern commando dagger. Exceptional quality the attention to detail on this 1st pattern is second to none. Thanks John for another seamless delivery and great comms as always.

Jacky Young

Received my first FS knife from John @ HDG it’s a 2nd pattern dagger, work of art, superb love it. Please let me know when the other patterns become available.
Many Thanks
Jacky Young

Ivan j Evans

I opened the box expertly packed and I saw a item of beauty I own more than a few original wartime third pattern and this example far exceeds any of them

John Daley

A beautifully crafted piece that is well balanced. I have the Mk2 in black and as soon as we are able it will be joining other "outstanding pieces" in my display

Dean Hawkins

Received my Patt 2 today, a truly stunning piece of art and workmanship, made by experts in their trade for the true collector. Highly recommended

Rob Matthews

Stunning craftsmanship, first class materials and beautifully finished. H-D-G have supplied me with a timeless piece that will take pride of place amongst my operational medals awarded during my time as an Army Commando. From placing the order to receiving the Dagger, John kept me updated on developments; exceptional achievement to get this Dagger supplied given the challenges of C19. Thank you HDG. 🗡

Andy Merry

Just received my all black 2nd Pattern fighting knife and I couldn’t be more impressed. From the packaging, the surprise T-shirt to the care instructions, it’s a lesson in how to present a product. The knife oozes quality and the attention to detail is world class. John has been a pleasure to speak to and has been fantastic at keeping me informed at all stages. I can’t recommend John, his company or his products enough. I might even go for a first pattern next!!

James Harris

I ordered a 2nd pattern all black dagger from HDG and I was very impressed from ordering right through to delivery. John is a pleasure to do business with and is very knowledgeable. The dagger itself is an absolute work of art, the attention to detail is second to none. Highly recommended.

Steve Burnaby

Received my 2nd Pattern and really pleased with the quality of workmanship and attention to detail with the packaging, cleaning instructions and t-shirt. The dagger feels great in the hand with great balance. The leather sheath is quality too and I’m looking forward to getting the 1st Pattern and the R&B.

Chuck Briggs

First let me say that I own several original 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando daggers, in addition to variants, and a few post war FS daggers from reputable makers. I’m very particular. I received my first all black 2nd Pattern classic range, and have a standing order for others. It has that small sword feel of an original 1st Pattern. It’s everything I love about the feel of an FS in my hand, but just a little better. I think it’s the weight and balance. I’m truly impressed with the fully functional craftsmanship.

Jesse V. Johnson

I ordered the 1st and 2nd Pattern daggers, I ordered them because I was aware of the work, care and attention to detail that Mr. Hamilton was putting into the task of recreating these historical weapons.
I own several original 1st and 2nd pattern FS daggers, and I can say the Hamilton knives are works of art, and when held in the hand and examined it is abundantly obvious that hard work and hours of research that has gone into their production.
The quality is as good as, or exceeds, the originals.
The packaging is also excellent, but, it is the knives themselves that must be seen and held to be appreciated.
Highly recommended.

Mr c smith

This dagger is a work of ART! Not like a lot of copies out there I will highly recommend John in all respects customer service the lot .one very very happy customer

Ruben van Ratingen

Received my HDG 2nd Pattern today, it came very well packed and wrapped in green (off course) soft paper with small details like maintenance info and a thank you note in the box showing the love for the product. The FS setting itself apart from others with details like a slightly longer and very nicely tapered towards the (very pointy) tip hand-grounded blade giving it great feel/handling in the hand with the finely knurled brass grip/hilt. For sure the Gentlemen Fairbairn&Sykes would have been very proud.

David Hogg

A great, original piece, fantastic craftsmanship all round, great care has been put into this classic range 2nd pattern, extremely well received and well packaged. Great detail has been put into this, good advice also about being custodian for future owners.... Thanks

Gary Robinson

Received a 2nd pattern commando dagger. The craftsmanship is unbelievable. This is a quality knife.

Mark Morgan

The workmanship of the dagger is exceptional and far exceeded my high expectations. John kept me up to date on its progress at all stages. I would highly recommend.

Darren Kaye

I have just received my 2nd Pattern All Black dagger from HDG......wow.

Mike Skinn

John has always been a pleasure to deal with, always excellent communication.
Ordered the 2nd pattern and far exceeded expectations, truly a stunning knife, can't wait for more

Mike Fawson

The second pattern arrived - was it what I expected? It was better than expected, quality from packaging through to the blade itself.

As for customer service - excellent.

John Hamilton is: (a) a quality producer, (b) a nice bloke to deal with - OK he's Scottish - but you can't have everything :), (c) Customer service is excellent.

Frank Ridgway

I have received my 2nd Pattern all black commando dagger and what a superb piece it is. The craftsmanship displayed in this dagger is absolutely first class. I'm so thrilled with it, the packaging and presentation is second to none and every detail of it shows care and professionalism. Hamilton Daggers are a total pleasure to deal with and give brilliant communication throughout. I can definitely recommend John and his company and I will most certainly be ordering more from the range.

Jay Nobby

Ordered a 2nd Pattern all black commando dagger. The quality of this dagger is premier class, I'm so pleased with the quality of this product. The craftsmanship and presentation is superb, John is a pleasure to deal with and brilliant communication throughout. Definately recommend HDG and I will be ordering more from the range.

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