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SOLD SOLD WILKINSON COMMEMORATIVE FS DAGGERS, Limited Edition Number 12 Of 50 Cased Fairbairn Sykes 1st Pattern, 1st Type, FS Commando Dagger With 3" Cross Guard & Etched Blade 1946-1996, Golden Jubilee Special Forces Club With Certificate. - 13685
WW2 1st pattern FS Commando fighting knives were initially produced in 1940 with large 3" cross guards but the cross guard size on 1st pattern's was soon reduced to 2" due the larger cross guards snagging on clothing. Many collectors doubted the existence of these 1st type 1st pattern knives as examples were rarely if ever seen, however, Ron Flook in his book The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives describes and illustrates correspondence produced by Wilkinson Sword dated 1941 which contains a request from the War Office to produce knives with 2" cross guards rather than 3" (see page 68 of Flook's book plate 5.8.). This superb full size (12” overall) 1st pattern FS Commando dagger with 1st type 3" cross guard was produced in 1996 by Wilkinson Sword to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ‘The Special Forces Club’. These are arguably the rarest of all Wilkinson commemorative FS daggers. They were only sold to members / ex members of elite British Special Forces Units and were made in a very limited edition run of 50 blades. The knife is in superb near mint condition. It has a beautiful blade etched on one side with '1946-1996 The Special Forces Club Golden Jubilee’ together with 'The spirit of resistance' emblem. The reverse has the WW2 type etched Wilkinson Sword London with crossed swords legend & ‘The F-S Fighting Knife’ panels. The back of the blade is numbered ‘12’ (of 50). The 1st Pattern nickel plated handle and cross guard retain their original finish. The dagger is contained in its original wooden box with hinged lid covered in green leatherette material. The case has clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined in green felt & white silk & is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The silk is emblazoned with the Wilkinson Sword name & Crossed Swords legend together with Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointments all in Gold. The piece is accompanied by its original certificate of authenticity identifying the blade as number 12 of 50 and outlining the history of the FS fighting knife. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13685
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SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 13731 - 13731
The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and produced by Wilkinson Sword (see page 63 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This is an original WW2 1st pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish & knurled grip with a 2” oval wave cross guard. The ricasso is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. The etchings have just light surface wear consistent with age and service use. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge is razor sharp and measures 169mm in length (blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground). It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap and correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener (see page 77 of Flook’s book). It retains its 4 sewn on leather tabs. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 13731
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SOLD SOLD RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 12418 - 12418
The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and produced by Wilkinson Sword (see page 63 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & other Commando Knives By Flook). This is an original WW2 1st pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish & knurled grip with a 2” oval wave cross guard. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. The etchings have just light surface wear consistent with age and service use. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge is razor sharp and measures 167mm in length (blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground). It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap and correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener (see page 77 of Flook’s book). It retains its 4 sewn on leather tabs. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 12418
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RARE, THE ACTUAL KNIFE REFERENCED BY RON FLOOK IN HIS FS FIGHTING KNIVES BOOK, Hand Forged Tom Beasley Fairbairn Sykes 2nd Pattern FS Fighting Knife By Wilkinson With Etched Blade 'Pamela Rome' & 'Commando Fighting Knife World War 1939-45' With Scabbard - 13407
This is an excellent, rare variant, of the 2nd pattern FS fighting knife. The ‘famous swordsmith’ Tom Beasely made FS knives with personalised panels. An example of a Beasley FS knife with etched panels and banner containing the name ‘Pamela Rose’ is referenced on page 183 of Ron Flooks book ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’ where he states ‘An example of a 2nd pattern hilt by Beasley has been noted with a named etched panel Pamela Rose’. This is no doubt the knife referenced by Flook. Its 171mm blade is beautifully etched & blue on both sides. One side has a banner etched ' Hand Forged by Tom Beasley The Famous Sword Smith Of Stalingrad Fame'. The reverse is etched with decorative panels containing 'Wilkinson Sword, London' name and crossed swords legend together Royal Appointment, also 'Commando Fighting Knife World War 1939-45' and central banner with name 'Pamela Rome' (all illustrated). The handle and cross guard retain their original finish. The dagger has its original brown leather scabbard with brass throat mount and chape. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13407
£1,675.00

RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 13357 - 13357
The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and produced by Wilkinson Sword (see page 63 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & other Commando Knives By Flook). This is an original WW2 1st pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish & knurled grip with a 2” oval wave cross guard. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. The etchings have light surface wear consistent with age and service use. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge is razor sharp and measures 166mm in length (blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground). It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap and correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener (see page 77 of Flook’s book). It retains its 4 sewn on leather tabs. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 13357
£1,695.00

British Post WW2 Commemorative Nickel Plated 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Panel & Scabbard. Sn 13166 - 13166
The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 and used by British Commandos and Special Forces during WW2 and Post war (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). This nickel plated post war commemorative example has an undamaged ribbed 3rd pattern handle with cross guard. It has a clean 180mm blade with medial ridge & etched Wilkinson Sword panel with Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointment on one side (illustrated). The blade has some light staining but no rust or damage. It is complete with leather scabbard which has a nickel plated external chape and 4 sewn on leather tabs. The scabbard is without belt loop. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13166
£275.00

RARE, WW2 Era British Beaded & Ribbed (6 Rows Of Beads) Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Scabbard. ED 2125 - ED 2125
The Beaded & Ribbed variant of the Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting knife was available as a private purchase weapon but were also Military issue. Beaded & Ribbed versions have been found with, 9,8,7 & 6 rows of beads (see page 127 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Ron Flook). The 6 rows of beads Variant is scarce. This a good WW2 era Beaded and Ribbed Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife has a brass beaded and ribbed grip (6 rows of beads). There are no WD or manufacturer marks on this piece. It has a blued 162mm blade with medial ridge. It is complete with leather scabbard which has an external brass chape and belt loop with retaining strap with eyelet and brass post fastener. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2125
£495.00

WW2 Era British Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Scabbard. Sn 13171 - 13171
The Beaded & Ribbed variant of the Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting knife was available as a private purchase weapon but were also Military issue. Beaded & Ribbed versions have been found with 9,8,7 & 6 rows of beads (see page 127 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Ron Flook). This WW2 era Beaded and Ribbed Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife has a brass beaded and ribbed grip with 9 rows of beads. There are no WD or manufacturer marks on this piece. It has a blued 171mm blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop with elasticated retaining strap. It retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13171
£595.00

RARE, WW2 Era British Beaded & Ribbed (6 Rows Of Beads) Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Scabbard. Sn 13071 - 13071
The Beaded & Ribbed variant of the Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting knife was available as a private purchase weapon but were also Military issue. Beaded & Ribbed versions have been found with, 9,8,7 & 6 rows of beads (see page 127 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Ron Flook). The 6 rows of beads Variant is scarce. This excellent WW2 era Beaded and Ribbed Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife has a brass beaded and ribbed grip (6 rows of beads). There are no WD or manufacturer marks on this piece. It has a polished 168mm blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop with elasticated retaining strap. It retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13071
£795.00

British Post WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife By William Rodgers, Sheffield With Etched Blade ‘22nd SAS Rgt Oman 1973’ & Scabbard. Sn 12766 - 12766
The Dhofar Rebellion was launched by rebels in the province of Dhofar against the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, which had Iranian and British support, from 1962 to 1976. It ended with the defeat of the rebels, but the state of Oman had to be radically reformed and modernized to cope with the campaign. During the Rebellion two squadrons of the British Special Air Service (SAS) were deployed to support Oman Forces and were involved in hard fighting. In 1972, Nine SAS military advisors who were engaged in training Oman forces valiantly defended an attack by Rebels at what is now known as the Battle Of Mirbat. This is an original 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced during WW2 in 1942 and continued to be issued Post war into the modern era (see Chapters 8 and 11 of Flook’s book ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’). This Post WW2 example is contemporarily marked to commemorate the SAS deployment in Oman. It has the correct ribbed, blackened alloy handle with oval cross guard. The cross guard is stamped by the manufacturer ‘William Rodgers, Sheffield, England’. It has a blackened 175mm blade with medial ridge. One side is etched ‘22nd SAS Rgt (Regiment) Oman 1973’. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external brass chape and single belt loop. It is without its 4 sewn on tabs and has an elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12766
£395.00
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