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WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2482 - ED 2482
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is an excellent condition WW2 Officer’s 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. Examples of Nickel plated FS daggers are illustrated in Chapter 7 of ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’ by Flook. The dagger is in excellent condition with nickel plated brass knurled handle & oval cross guard. The knife is ‘sterile’ with no manufacturer or Unit marks. The knife has a 172 mm long blade with medial ridge. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and elasticated retaining strap. The price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. ED 2482
£675.00

Royal Marine Reserve Post WW2 Presentation 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife By William Rodgers, Sheffield With Etched Blade To ‘Sgt M. Sedgwick RMR APJI 17.9.64 To 15.9.74 From Poole Tp. RMR (Royal Marine Reserve) & Scabbard. - 16829
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 presentation etched example 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 177mm blade with medial ridge which is sharp. One side is etched ‘Sgt M. Sedgwick RMR APJI 17.9.64 To 15.9.74 From Poole Tp. RMR’. It is complete with leather scabbard with external blackened brass chape and elasticated belt loop. It has its 4 sewn on leather tabs. All leather & stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16829
£375.00

SOLD SOLD (08/11) RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 16886 - 16886
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 with original 1st pattern scabbard. The hilt is brass with original nickel finish & knurled grip with correct 2” oval wave cross guard. The ricasso is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 162mm in length (blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground). The blade has just light staining consistent with age. It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap. It has the correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener. All leather & stitching are intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 16886
£0.00

WW2 1944 Dated British WD 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.2 Mould Mark & Scabbard. ED 2475 - ED 2475
This is an excellent original 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife (see The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged blackened brass handle. It has a number 2 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel and date stamped ‘44’ (1944) together with WD arrow near to the cross guard. It has an undamaged 173 mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. Its oval cross guard is stamped ‘England’. This indicates that it was made by Wilkinson under contract for the US Government and issued to US Troops.The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop. The scabbard has its 4 original sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2475
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (08/10) RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 16619 - 16619
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 with original 1st pattern scabbard. The hilt is brass with original nickel finish & knurled grip with correct 2” oval wave cross guard. The ricasso is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 172mm in length (blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground). The blade is clean. It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap. It has the correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener. All leather & stitching are intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 16619
£0.00

WW2 British G. Wostenholm & Son, Washington Works, Sheffield, RAF Servicing Commando Fighting Knife With Bone Scales & Pommel & Scabbard. Sn 16594 - 16594
These knives were an issue item to members of the RAF Servicing Commando which was formed in 1942. Primarily their work was to service aircraft on front line airfields. There were 14 separate units and saw service in North Africa, Italy, Sicily, France & The Far East. See pages 37 to 38 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook. Flook states that the knives were issued with compressed leather handles which had bone or stag horn pommels and examples with stag horn or bone hilts have been noted. In his book page 38, plate 74, a contemporary photograph of a member of The RAF Servicing Commando in action in Normandy servicing an aircraft at a front line airfield is illustrated. His knife is clearly shown in wear. Our variant has bone scales secured by brass pins and compressed washers at the upper and lower sections of the hilt. It has a small brass finger guard and bone pommel secured by screw bolt. It has a 150mm single edged drop point blade which has just light staining consistent with age and measures 167mm overall length. The blade is marked with partially visible ‘G. Wostenholm & Son, Washington Works, Sheffield’ together with the Company’s ‘I*XL’ trademark (In 1826 the renowned Rockingham Street & Washington Works, Sheffield Knife maker George Wostenholm was admitted as a freeman of the Cutler's Company and was granted the now world famous 'I*XL' trademark which was an old trademark originally granted to W.A. Smith in 1787. See pages 295-303 of The Sheffield Knife Book By Tweedale). The knife has its undamaged, open top brown leather scabbard with stitched rear seam and small riveted leather belt. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16594
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (19/10) WW2 British Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando & RAF Pilot’s Fighting Knife With Wood Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 16595 - 16595
This is an original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and scabbard, see pages 133 to 137 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Flook which illustrated wood handled FS daggers similar to ours. In his book page 133 Flook references the use of wood handled FS daggers by WW2 Pilot’s with a contemporary image of a Pilot carrying a wood hilt FS dagger while being debriefed at an airfield in France shortly after D day June 1944. The hilt is correctly made of black painted wood with grooved grip, rounded brass pommel and an oval steel cross guard. It has a 173mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. It has its leather scabbard with belt loop and brass chape. As is common, the scabbard’s original 4 sewn on leather tabs are absent. Its elasticated retaining strap is present. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16595
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (07/10) WW2 British WD 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.2 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 16597 - 16597
This is an excellent original 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife (see The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged blackened ribbed handle. It has a number 2 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel and WD arrow below ‘3’ inspection mark near to the cross guard. It has an undamaged 175 mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop. The scabbard has its 4 original sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16597
£0.00

RARE LIMITED EDITION WW II VICTORY COLLECTION No. 1250 of 2500 Set of 6 Cased WW2 Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes Etched Commando Daggers By Wilkinson Sword (D-Day, Italy, Africa, Battle Of The Bulge, Rhineland, Victory In Europe) & Display Cabinet. - 16620
This is a superb, rare, limited edition WW II Victory Collection Set of 6 Cased WW2 Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes Etched Commando Daggers By Wilkinson Sword London. The set is number No. 1205 and was commissioned by the American Historical Society in a production run of 2500. All of the daggers are in mint condition with all of their original finish and beautifully etched blades. Each full size FS dagger is marked by the famous Wilkinson Sword manufacturer with their name and crossed swords legend. All of the blades have superb etching with banners, battle honours, mottos and references to noteworthy events and allied heads of state pertaining to their respective Theatres Of War. The daggers commemorate The D-Day Landings, The Invasion Of Italy, The Desert War & Africa, The Battle Of The Bulge, The Battle Of The Rhineland and Victory In Europe. All blades are numbered ‘1205’ and apart from the Invasion of Italy dagger all have their original numbered certificates of issue and commemorative paperwork. The daggers are each contained in their original wooden cases covered with various colours of felt. The cases with hinged lids each have 2 clasp fasteners. The inside of the cases are lined with felt & silk. The silk of each case is beautifully emblazoned with Their Victory Collection Titles and American Historical Foundation, Richmond, Virginia address. Each case is contoured to snugly fit their dagger. The cased daggers are complete with their original open faced wooden display cabinet which measures 16”x13”x5”. The top of the case has a rectangular brass plaque with the wording 'The World War II Victory Collection The War In Europe Limited Edition No. 1205 / 2500'. The price for this rare opportunity to own one of these quality, complete, commemorative sets includes UK delivery. Sn 16620
£2,450.00

WW2 British Royal Marine Commando Collection Direct From Family Consisting Of Green Beret, 1945 3rd Pat FS Commando Fighting Knife, Scabbard, Dog Tag & Tobacco Tin Containing Battledress Insignia, Folding Military Utility Knife, Uniform Protector. - ED 2457
This superb WW2 British Royal Marine Commando collection is direct from the family of Commando 8291227 Chiffers. This collection consists of his WW2 3rd Pattern alloy hilt FS fighting knife which is dated ‘3 45’ (March 1945) together with WD arrow and other inspection marks. The rear of the correct undamaged scabbard has his service number stencilled in red. His British Royal Marines Green Beret is approx. UK size 6, with his service number label and Kings Crown brass Royal Marines badge with lugs and split pin securing the badge to the rear on a patch of Denison smock. His Dog Tag with name and service number together with original neck cord. There is also a period Headway Flake tobacco tin which contains his Combined Forces formation patch attached to part of a uniform sleeve and Royal Marines Commando flash. Also in the tin is a military issue folding clasp knife by H.M. Slater Sheffield which bears his service number and a brass button polisher with his service number and ‘RM Com’ together with WD broad arrow over 40 & A2. The price for this rare to find, original WW2 collection of Royal Marine Commando items to one man worthy of further research includes UK delivery. ED 2457
£795.00
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