Sometimes life-changing events and a gun’s shortcomings bring about firearm evolution.
As with the sword and the shield, the bond between a soldier and a dog is forever rooted in combat. Col. Rex Applegate had a fightin' dog in Deke, his Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Many edged-weapon enthusiasts have heard of the Fairbairn-Sykes commando dagger, but what about the post-World War II variant that contained American-inspired improvements? Here's a look at the Applegate-Fairbairn knife.