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I'am speechless by your work and dedication. The Shanghai is really strong and powerful. And the etching on the pall mall is sublime! Many thanks John.

Matt B.

The HDG Eclipse I received is a masterpiece of modern F-S style knives. It’s readily apparent this is a beautifully handcrafted, one-of-a-kind piece. John clearly shows attention to detail and is a master at his trade. Shipping to USA also was quick and easy. Thanks John and HDG team!

Just got my Pall Mall with name scroll and it is simply fabulous. Instant family heirloom. Simply brilliant. Words cannot do it justice. It's a treasure.

Gary Robinson

Received my second pattern Pallmall edition today. Once again the workmanship and attention to detail is out of this world. This is a truly a superb piece to add to my growing collection. Thank you John

Dennis lumsden

Absolute perfection 100% +++ in every way Thank you for the craftsmanship so proud to own two

Paddy Graham

Well today i got my long awaited "PallMall personal Purchase" dagger from the grips of Royal Mail. I can only say, yet another exquisite piece from John. the attention to detail John excerpts has resulted in an exquisite piece of hardware, not bettered anywhere. Well done bud, not bad for a gunner !!! lol.

Frank Ridgway

Today I received the Second Pattern, "Pall Mall" edition from HDG, once again I am blown away with the quality and workmanship which is apparent as soon as you remove it from the packaging.
As always the little personal touches go to show the mark of John Hamilton and his superb brand. I am blown away every time I receive one and to say that I own ten in total says it all.
Thank you John you have produced exceptional work once again.

Charles Williamson

Another masterpiece by Mr.J.Hamilton need I say anymore. Cheers John 🍻

George Drysdale

Another excellent dagger John with amazing inscription and attention to detail, thanks again.

R Fadil

I have to say, I really am over the moon with my recent purchase. The quality is of the highest quality and standard and would seriously, recommend this product to any serious conasure of quality. I would also say, the communication between me and the company, has been second to none. One word, excellent.

Liam Sellick

I have just received my 3rd HDG knife from John a ribbed and beaded knife the whole process with John is absolutely brilliant the updates received during the making process is a nice touch to a already good product there is nothing out there you can purchase that is as good as a HDG fighting knife the WW2 patterns are easy to reproduce. Nothing out there will beat the authentic build quality and materials that Jhon uses they are the real deal the balance the fit and finish is the best Iv ever seen and handled. If you are looking for a authentic WW2 fighting knife then get yourself a HDG

William L. Cassidy

I regularly recommend Hamilton daggers to those seeking a proper Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife.Workmanship is flawless, materials are sound, and they embody the spirit of the original.

Charles Williamson

Just arrived this morning another masterpiece by John Hamilton. Eclipse B&R double etched brushed blade. To say I'm pleased is a understatement
Cheers John 🍻

Pip Thorpe

CETO (fatboy grip) tactical range.

Excellent craftsmanship, attention to detail. Well weighted in the hand just an excellent piece all round. John has pulled it out of the bag again!!

Peter Moerland

Just received my third dagger another beautiful piece for the collection. I will definitely order another one in the future.

Geoff 'Paddy' Graham

being late to the party to post this testimonial. However, lets start this is for the nickel fat boy 2nd Patt; I had some trepidation on procuring this being nickel and all that; but my faith in trusting what John could deliver definitely quelled that trepidation.
The whole product is shiny perfection, when I opened the package (pre wooden box and coins etc) i was definitely not disappointed; inside resided what i can only describe as a masterpeice in nickel, hiding the deadly intentional purpose of the knife. John you're an artisan of merit beyond your years.

Charles Williamson

Just received my 4th dagger, another true work of art.
Thanks J Hamilton 🍻👍👌

Stu Reynolds

C. Powers

I am unable to completely express how appreciative I am of this amazing craftwork. next dagger is even more stunning than my previous one, and once again absolutely breathtaking. Brilliantly fashioned, fierce to behold, radiant, mythical and heroic. Simply sublime.

I honestly am humbled that I have been able to obtain such masterworks. It’s beyond astonishing.

Mark Driver

Received my HDG Ceto dagger. Really pleased with it. A work of art. Outstanding

Frank Ridgway

Today I received my 2nd pattern "Ceto Tactical Range"by H-D-G and again words fail me, I cannot describe the absolute precision which has gone into the production of this knife.
The feel, balance and the feeling in the hand iare as always outstanding, the service as always is a total pleasure, everything is done on a personal basis making it an experience like no other.
Thank you so much H-D-G you are the absolute leader in this field.

Ed Norris

Received my Hamilton Ceto dagger today and it would be fair to say that it is nothing short of a work of art. The attention to detail, balance, symmetry are second to none. I own daggers by a number of other makers and this one is just another level. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone with an interest in these beautiful and functional tools

Thomas R.

Amazing piece of history recreated by HDG. Very acccurate details.

Darren Alexander

I’ve just received my third H-D-G dagger, As always the the precision and quality workmanship is second to none. You may be able to buy cheaper but you won’t buy better!.

Dennis Lumsden

A real first class job , absolutely perfect in everyday. You can tell a lot of dedication and love went into this creation Well done the Hamilton Team Thank You

Darren Kaye

Yet again blown away by my latest piece, a 2nd Pattern All Black HDG. Weight in hand is perfect, and the quality and craftsmanship is as I would always expect from John. Simply stunning piece to add to my collection.

Gary Wilson

Received my commando dagger today! Absolutely over the moon with it! Process from start to finish was great and would highly recommend!

Gaz Robinson

Just received my roped and ribbed dagger from H.D.G I can only say that its an absolute masterpiece of workmanship. The quality of this dagger is second to none

Stuart Reynolds

Just got a “Ribbed and Roped” and love it, feels great in hand and looks great. I have two more daggers on order and look forward to getting those, Thanks John

Frank Ridgway

I have just received my all Black Roped and Ribbed piece from Hamilton Daggers.
What an absolutely fabulous piece of art it is, as always Johns attention to detail from the knife itself, to the presentation box including the H.D.G coin, the little Commando figure and the hand written note, are, as always the mark of the man.
An item of beauty which along with all of my other H.D.G pieces will be treasured forever.
Thank you H.D.G you have done it again............

David ODonnell

I am the proud new owner of one of HDG’s first pattern daggers. There are no words to adequately describe the absolute beauty of this piece. John puts the utmost care into every step and turns out a product and an experience like absolutely no other. HDG products are of a quality, fit and finish you simply do not run across often. Every dagger is as fine as a museum piece and you can feel the history and finest tradition in your very hand.


Just receivd my H-D-G first pattern.This is my second dagger from HDG.
This one is another fine piece of craftmanship.
Thanks John for the good service and it won't be my last👍

C. Powers

I am truly lost for words. My first-pattern dagger is absolutely breathtaking. Brilliantly crafted, dazzling to behold, luminous, legendary and epic. Simply transcendent.

And addicting.

J.J. Whalen

I have just chased down my mailman and retrieved my HDG 1st Pattern F-S dagger. First I noticed how well it was packaged very sturdy and secure. Next I noticed the well made sheath that held the 1st pattern blade. The blade was stunning, fit, finish and workmanship was stellar.
This was my first acquisition from HDG communication and customer service was top notch. I will definitely be dealing with them again.

Mark Driver

Received my HDG first pattern.
The quality and workmanship of this dagger and sheath is absolutely amazing. Well worth the wait. John has been brilliant to deal with from start to finish with updates along the way. Looking forward to receiving my next HDG dagger and I'm sure there will be more after that.
I can highly recommend HDG!

Tony Freeman

Just received my SBS nickel plated. This is my 3rd Dagger from HDG. I cannot recommend them enough, top quality Daggers from a top bloke. I’m ready for my next one, absolute class.
Would highly recommend any Dagger from HDG


Words do not impress the boyish excitement and awe of receiving a HDG dagger in the mail and handling the knife for the first time.

The craftsmanship and attention to detail is apparent immediately with the fit and finish being immaculate.

John has been nothing short of a gentleman to deal with and you can tell there's real passion gone into the creation of these pieces. Packaged and presented perfectly. This will certainly not be my last HDG dagger.

Darren alexander

Every thing about this Dagger oozes Quality.

From the weight to the finish it’s perfect!, And because it is handmade it makes it far superior to mass any produced daggers.

Worth every penny and more, Go on don’t hesitate Buy one you won’t regret it!.

Batch 4 First Pattern

Iain Mcsorley

Just received this knife today what a piece of craftsmanship knife is perfect all measurements match other first patterns I have owned superb.

iain Mc Sorley

received this first pattern knife today, can't praise it high enough the workmanship is superb, had an old display box from another maker and the knife fitted right in so all the dimensions are totally accurate fantastic knife

Paul Youngman

As you open the package you can tell by the smell of the leather sheath, that this is an item of quality.

My much expected HDG Fighting Knife had arrived. Perfect in every way.

Well packaged and great advice given on care and protection.

Many thanks John. You’ve made my day.

Joe L

Received my fat boy dagger and the quality, both of knife and sheath, are exceptional. Not a reproduction for display only but just as capable of "doing the job" today as it was in 1943. Do not hesitate: these are the daggers to get!

Steve Twaddle

Bought an Australian army stiletto last year - superb piece, beautifully made. Will keep a look out for more.

Will Hughes

Just received my 1st Pattern Dagger, what a fantastic bit of kit, the workmanship and quality is second to none.

Very impressed, I feel a second one coming on.

You will not be disappointed.

Thank you.

Jack Parnell

This has taken a bit of time to get, but this was primarily due to the producer not being happy with the quality of the final product. However, now that I finally have it in my possession, I can categorically say that it was worth the wait. It is absolutely perfect.
As a former Commando, this Dagger will take pride of place in my collection.
Thank you ‘Hamilton Daggers’

Daz Logan

Perfection personified. A beautifully crafted 50th B'day present to myself which I shall treasure.

Charles Williamson

Just received my first H-D-G dagger.
What can I say to do it justice.
Unbelievable quality, unrivalled passion John Hamilton.
Thank you.
If your pondering don't,you won't be disappointed.

Cris Ryckewaert from Belgium

What can I say, very good professional knowledge and good eye for details. Very impressed. Also very well packaged and communication. Excellent ! Looking forward to more.
Thank you John for the patience and trust😉❤️👍.

Jacky Young

All Black Fat Boy added to the collection, AGAIN overwhelmed by the quality of this dagger and the sheath. They just get better and better.
Thank You very much John.

David O’Donnell-Maine U.S.A.

Received my very first HDG dagger a few days ago and I just can’t stop admiring it. John has truly captured the very essence of the originals in his labor of love creating these fine daggers. There are simply no other FS styledaggers on the market today that compare to the quality, fit, finish and utility of these. I am already in line for another purchase, and will be a lifelong customer and admirer.

George Drysdale

Another outstanding product from John at H-D-G. Just received the 'Fatboy' and very pleased with workmanship and professional service GIVEN.

Stu Reynolds

Truly impressed with the “Fat Boy,” can’t wait to see what’s in the pipeline for the future
Thanks John

Frank Ridgway

Today I received my All Black Fat boy, from H-D-G, and I can say in all honesty that the craftsmanship displayed in this piece is absolutely second to none. Once again John has shown in his work his passion and diligence for producing an absolute classic piece.
This is an addition to my growing collection of H-D-G pieces and will certainly not be the last.
Well done H-D-G...........

Rob Centa

I’ve now got 3 more amazing additions from HDG, an Eclipse, Classic 2nd patt all black & the Fatboy classic. As

Jasper Bower

I received my dagger this week. Absolutely stunning and flawless workmanship. The sheath also matches the quality of the blade.

David Bolton

Received my fat boy today absolutely gorgeous orange younger boot speak Hoofing perfect in all ways well worth the money and great value t shirt fits as well


gents the quality of these knives is outstanding the craftsmanship that's went into making these just blew me away amazing job, and the sheaths are first class,John full marks mate take a make a mend tomorrow .

Gaz Robinson

Recieved my fat boy dagger today. The quality and workmanship is truly stunning. This is my third knife from the H.D.G range and won't be my last

Kevin Jeffery

Ordered a Fatboy All Black Classic Dagger. Can not fault the service and quality of the work right down to the sheath. Having served 9 years as a RM it has now be added to my collection of RM items. Just sets it off and a t-shirt too.

Richard Ellis

I contacted John in the vain hope that something could be done with my Grandfather's Second World War issue 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. It had suffered years of abuse at the hands of my father and myself when we were children in the scout movement. John was very confident he could give this family heirloom some TLC. His knowledge of these knives is encyclopaedic and he was able to tell me a lot about the knife that I did not know. When John contacted me having worked solid on the knife for a whole day and well into the evening and then sent me photographs, the transformation quite literally left me speechless. I had no idea that the knife was capable of looking as good as it now does. John's passion for what he does and his skill level is mind blowing and the quality of his work is absolutely outstanding. I can't thank John enough for what he achieved and I, likewise, can't recommend his workmanship highly enough. A huge thank you from both myself and my father for bringing back to life a much treasured heirloom and enabling us to recognise the memory of my Grandfather.

John 'Brummie' Maher

Having served in 59 Commando RE's and viewing John's work, I added to my small collection. Fantastic workmanship in these wonderful daggers and a t-shirt to advertise them ! I am sure to add to both my knives and t-shirts.

Barry Hamilton

Exceptional and pain staking work,"literally"goes into these daggers,and the end result is a beautiful and outstanding piece of workmanship.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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.

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 beaded & 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


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


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,

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