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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

WW2 British WD 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.2 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 16605 - 16605
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 alloy ribbed handle. It has a number 2 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel. It has an undamaged 172 mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external blackened chape and belt loop. The scabbard has its 4 original sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16605
£495.00

Mint Commemorative Wilkinson Sword 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife ‘VICTORY IN EUROPE 8 May 1945 MISSION FULFILLED’ & Scabbard. ED 2456 - ED 2456
This is a near mint commemorative 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives produced by Wilkinson Sword London post WW2. The alloy hilt of this full size dagger as used by WW2 Commandos is plated with 3rd pattern ribbed grip and an oval cross guard stamped ‘Sheffield England’. The polished blade is etched Wilkinson Sword London together with trade mark and “MISSION FULFILLED” GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER on one side and ‘IN HONOR OF WORLD WAR II VICTORY IN EUROPE 8 MAY 1945’ in etched panels. Its scabbard has a blackened brass chape and 4 sew on tabs together with retaining strap and press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2456
£375.00

WW2 British Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando & RAF Pilot’s Fighting Knife With Wood Grooved Grip & Scabbard. ED 2455 - ED 2455
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. with 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 and an oval steel cross guard. It has a blackened 171mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. It has its original riveted and stitched brown leather scabbard with belt loop which has a retaining strap with press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2455
£295.00

WW2 Private Purchase Taylor Eye Witness Sheffield F.S. Style Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2446 - ED 2446
A WW2 private purchase F.S. style fighting knife/dagger by Taylor Eye Witness. These knives were private purchase weapons during WW2 (see page 179 item 12.1 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 ring grip which is in excellent condition. The brass cross guard is oval. The sturdy FS style blade with medial ridge measures 167mm and it is 280mm overall length. The dagger blade is clean. The blade is etched on one side "Taylor Witness Sheffield England" with eye trademark. The scabbard is brown leather and is stitched and riveted with 7 rivets. The scabbard has an integral belt loop with retaining strap that has a press stud fastener. The scabbard is impressed ‘Made in Sheffield Eng.’ All leather and stitching are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2446
£245.00

WW2 Private Purchase Taylor Eye Witness Sheffield F.S. Style Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2445 - ED 2445
A WW2 private purchase F.S. style fighting knife/dagger by Taylor Eye Witness. These knives were private purchase weapons during WW2 (see page 179 item 12.1 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 ring grip which is in excellent condition. The brass cross guard is oval. The sturdy FS style blade with medial ridge measures 170mm and it is 280mm overall length. The dagger blade has staining consistent with age. The blade is etched on one side "Taylor Witness Sheffield England" with eye trademark. The scabbard is dark brown leather and has an integral belt loop with retaining strap that has a press stud fastener (female stud absent). The front of the scabbard has a contemporary hand punched monogram ‘MG’ most likely the name of the British Soldier who bought this knife. The leather has service wear and the top of the belt loop is fragile with one section torn at some point in its life and would benefit from professional repair. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2445
£195.00

MINT, WW2 Commemorative American Case Cutlery ‘Devils Brigade 1939-1945’ USMC Raiders Fairbairn Sykes Pattern FS Cast Alloy Hilt Variation Fighting Knife With Etched Stiletto Blade & Scabbard. ED 2444 - ED 2444
The 1st Special Service Force (also called The Devil's Brigade) was an elite American-Canadian commando unit in World War II, under command of the United States Fifth Army. The unit was organized in 1942 and trained at Fort William Henry Harrison near Helena, Montana in the United States. The Force served in the Aleutian Islands, and fought in Italy, and southern France before being disbanded in December 1944. This is a post war commemorative Devils Brigade USMC raiders FS pattern fighting knife in near mint condition. This form of dagger was used by USMC Raiders and the the Devil’s Brigade during WW2 (see pages 222 to 224 of Flooks book The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando knives where similar alloy hilt USMC knives are illustrated) . It has a one piece cast alloy handle with stippled panels on the front and back. The clean steel stiletto blade with medial ridge is undamaged and measures 183 mm length. One side of the blade is marked by the manufacturer ‘Case’ (Case cutlery Co USA) and has an etched banner ‘Devils Brigade 1939-1945’ together with what appears to be a formation patch device. The knife is complete with leather scabbard. The dark brown leather scabbard has a single belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The scabbard has 4 sewn on leather tabs and nickel plated chape. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2444
£395.00

MINT, H.G. Long & Co Sheffield WW2 Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Plated Hilt, Etched Blade, ‘In Honor Of The Battle For Okinawa’, Numbered ‘1312’ & Scabbard. Sn 14541 - 14541
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Marine and Army forces against the Imperial Japanese Army. The initial invasion of Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. This is a post WW2 Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes form Etched FS Commando Dagger By H.G. Long & Co Sheffield one of a set of 6 commissioned by the American Historical Society to commemorate the Battle for Okinawa. This excellent full size dagger is in near mint condition. It has an undamaged plated alloy handle with smooth grip. It has an undamaged 176 mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. Both sides Of the blade are etched with panels highlighted in gold. On one side ‘In Honor Of The Battle For Okinawa’ together with Sea & Air invasion scene and ’17 May- 30 Jun 45’. The reverse has Tanks & American Soldiers in the field together with manufacturer detail and blade number ‘1312’(all illustrated). The dagger is complete with quality leather scabbard which is in excellent condition. It has an external brass chape and belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener. It also has 4 sewn on leather tabs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14541
£345.00

MINT, H.G. Long & Co Sheffield WW2 Commemorative 2nd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With Nickel Plated Hilt, Etched Blade, ‘In Honor Of The Battles Of The Philippines 1941-42 & 1944-1945 ’ & Motto ‘I Shall Return’ With Scabbard. ED 244 - ED 2443
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) was an American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He was a Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign. MacArthur was recalled to active duty in 1941 as commander of U.S. Army Forces in the Far East. A series of disasters followed, starting with the destruction of his air force on December 8, 1941, and the invasion of the Philippines by the Japanese. MacArthur's forces were soon compelled to withdraw to Bataan, where they held out until May 1942. In March 1942, MacArthur, his family and his staff left Corregidor in PT boats, and escaped to Australia, where MacArthur became Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area. For his defence of the Philippines, MacArthur was awarded the Medal of Honor. After more than two years of fighting in the Pacific, he fulfilled a promise to return to the Philippines. He officially accepted Japan's surrender on September 2, 1945. This is a post WW2 Commemorative 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes Etched FS Commando Dagger By H.G. Long & Co Sheffield one of a set of 6 commissioned by the American Historical Society to commemorate the Philippines campaigns and General Macarthur’s ‘I Shall Return’ promise. This excellent full size 2nd pattern FS Commando dagger as carried by Commandos in WW2 is in near mint condition. It has an undamaged nickel plated alloy handle with 2nd pattern knurled grip. It has an undamaged 173 mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. Both sides Of the blade are etched with panels including battle honours and the motto ‘I shall Return’ together with manufacturer detail (all illustrated). The dagger is complete with quality leather scabbard which is in excellent condition. It has an external blackened chape and belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener. It also has 4 sewn on leather tabs. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2443
£345.00

MINT, ‘Little Mester’ Reg Cooper Sheffield Commemorative 50th Anniversary WW2 D-Day Invasion 6th June 1944 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With Etched Blade, Plated Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 14546 - 14546
The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the allied invasion operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied North Western Europe from Nazi control and contributed to the Allied victory in Europe. This excellent full size 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger as carried by British Commandos in WW2 was produced to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Day Invasion Sixth June 1944'. Master cutlery craftsmen in Sheffield are called "Little Mesters", a terminology that has endured for many years. Little Mesters are usually single specialists who run their own businesses, in their workshops, with skills that have been passed down through the years, often from father to son. ‘Little Mester’ Reg Cooper made this commemorative FS knife. It has an undamaged nickel plated alloy handle with 3rd pattern grooves highlighted in gold coloured plating. It has an undamaged 176 mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. Both sides Of the blade are etched ‘ To Commemorate The 50th Anniversary Of The D-Day Invasion June 6th 1944’. The dagger is complete with quality leather scabbard which is in excellent condition. It has an external blackened chape and belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener. It also has 4 sewn on leather tabs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14546
£345.00
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