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WW2 2nd Pattern B2 WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. (Sn 14837 Daggers & Swords) - 14837
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941 (see page 89-93 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This is an excellent WW2 2nd pattern, B2, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and a blued steel oval cross guard. The top of the cross guard is stamped with partially visible War Dept 'B2' designation. It has a 166mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external blackened brass chape. As is common with these scabbards its 4 sewn on leather tabs have been contemporarily cut back. The original elasticated retaining strap on the belt loop is present. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14837
£595.00

WW2 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. (Sn 14827 Daggers & Swords) - 14827
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 173mm long blade with medial ridge. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. Its original elasticated retaining strap is present. All stitching and leather are intact. Price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 14827
£675.00

WW2 Era British WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) With Scabbard. (Sn 14839 Daggers & Swords) - 14839
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. The hilt is also stamped with WD arrow above number ‘1’ mark. It has a 166mm long blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop. The scabbard retains its original elasticated retaining strap and 4 sewn on leather tabs. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14839
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (08/12) RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. (Sn 14838 Daggers & Swords) - 14838
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 in excellent condition with original 1st pattern 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 are crisp. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 175mm 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). All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14838
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 08/12) RARE ORIGINAL, WW2 British WD Commando & Special Operations Executive (SOE) Smatchet With Brass Pommel Stamped & WD 1942 Webbing Mills Equipment Company Scabbard . (Sn 14829 Daggers & Swords) - 14829
In many respects the WW2 British Special Forces Smatchet is one of the most mysterious British issue knives of the period. It's development appears to have been around the same time as the F-S Commando dagger i.e 1940-41. The Smatchet is listed as equipment issued to Commandos for D-day. While some examples have War Dept Broad arrows no examples have been found bearing manufacturer's names. (see pages 39 & 40 of Flook's book British & Commonwealth Military Knives where both brass pommel and alloy pommel examples are illustrated). This rare, original, brass pommel example of the Smatchet is excellent and undamaged. It has the correct large leaf shaped blade 11" in length which is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age and riveted wood grips which are undamaged. It has the correct steel cross guard & brass pommel holed for wrist strap. The pommel is stamped with a small WD arrow above number ‘13’ (illustrated). Its original webbing covered wood scabbard has single retaining strap with brass stud fastener & integral belt loop. The scabbard is clean & all material stitching & rivets are intact. The rear of the scabbard is ink stamped with 'WD Broad Arrow' and 'ME Co' (Mills Equipment Co) together with 1942 date ( illustrated). The price for this rare piece of WW2 British Special Forces Equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 14829
£0.00

WW2 British Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando & RAF Pilot’s Fighting Knife With Wood 16 Ridge Grooved Grip & Scabbard. Sn 14643 - 14643
This is an original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and scabbard, see pages 133 to 137 and plates 9.24 (13 ridge grip) and 9.25 (16 ridge Grip) 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, plate 9.22 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 16 ridge grooved grip, rounded pommel and an oval blackened steel cross guard. It has a 175mm double edged blackened dagger blade with medial ridge and blackened steel oval cross guard. It has its leather scabbard with belt loop, elasticated retaining strap, blackened brass chape and 4 sewn on leather tabs. All leather, webbing & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this WW2 RAF Pilot’s FS Dagger and scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14643
£375.00

WW2 British Soldier’s Private Purchase Southern & Richardson Sheffield F.S. Style Fighting Knife/Dagger & Scabbard. (ED 2225 Daggers & Swords) - ED 2225
This is a WW2 private purchase F.S. style fighting knife/dagger and scabbard by Southern & Richardson Sheffield. These knife were private purchase weapons during WW2. An identical example is illustrated at page 179 item 12.2 in 'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife and Other Commando Knives' book by Ron Flook. The pommel and cross guard are brass. It has a compressed leather rings grip which is in excellent condition. The small brass cross guard is oval. The dagger blade measures 169mm and it is 284mm overall length. The FS style blade with medial ridge has light staining and areas of stable pitting but no rust. One side of the blade has the maker’s name ‘Southern & Richardson Sheffield England’ below their trademark . The original scabbard is in very good condition. Made of dark brown leather it has an integral belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener which functions as it should. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2225
£245.00

MINT, UN-ISSUED, Falklands War Era, British Special Forces 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Stores Code & Scabbard. ED 2220 - ED 2220
The 3rd pattern FS knife was introduced in 1942 and continued to be British Army issue post WW2 and were carried by British Special Forces during the Falklands War in 1982 (see pages 169, 170 and 254 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Ron Flook. On page 169 a letter from the British Army Logistics executive dated 20th July 1982 states that FS daggers with stores codes identical to our example were still in British Military service for specialist roles at the time of writing). This is an original near mint unissued post WW2 British Special Forces 3rd Pattern Commando dagger & scabbard The knife has a blackened brass 3rd pattern grooved handle. The pristine blade is blackened and is 173mm length. The cross guard has the correct British stores codes ‘B1/109599’ above ‘9632037’. The scabbard with external blackened brass chape is in similar near mint condition and retains its elasticated retaining loop on 4 sewn on leather tabs. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2220
£695.00

MINT UN-ISSUED, WW2 British WD Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Scabbard. (Sn 14585 Daggers & Swords) - 14585
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 near mint, un-issued condition WW2 era Beaded and Ribbed Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife has a blackened brass beaded and ribbed grip with 9 rows of beads. The hilt is stamped with WD arrow above 44 above the cross guard. It has a blued 174mm blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external blackened brass chape and belt loop. As is common with these scabbards the original elasticated retaining strap is present but perished and the original 4 sewn on leather tabs have been contemporarily cut back. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14585
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 16/10) MINT, British WW2 WD 3rd Pattern B2 Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.1 Mould Mark & Scabbard. (Sn 14525 Daggers & Swords) - 14525
A near mint condition, WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando fighting knife. The 3rd pattern FS knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged ribbed and blackened brass handle which has a number 1 mould mark. The cross guard is stamped with WD arrow and ‘B2’. It has a 169mm blued dagger blade with medial ridge. The bluing is pristine. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external blackened brass chape and belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs (the edge of one tab is absent). Its original elasticated retaining strap is present and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14525
£0.00
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