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WW2 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated British Officer’s Fairbairn Sykes Wilkinson Sword FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & Scabbard. Sn 14122 - 14122
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941(see pages 55 and 58 of British & Commonwealth Military knives By Flook). This is an excellent original WW2 Officer’s nickel plated 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. The ricasso is beautifully marked by the manufacturer ' Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 175mm in length. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. The scabbard retains its 4 original sewn on tabs & elasticated retaining strap. All stitching and leather are intact. Price for this WW2 Officer’s FS Commando dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 14122
£1,200.00

British WW2 WD 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 13923:1 - 13923:1
An very good 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 alloy handle which has a WD arrow above ‘12’ mark near to the cross guard. It has an undamaged 173mm dagger blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external blackened brass chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs & elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13923:1
£345.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** Post WW2 ‘Best Commando On Course’ British WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Prize Fighting Knife By Wilkinson Sword, Mint Blued Blade, Etched Panel & Scabbard. Sn 12114 - 12114
An original post WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with etched Wilkinson Sword panel. These quality knives were reputedly presented to the ‘best Commando on Course’ after completion of their arduous training and were highly prized fully functional fighting knives. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook) and continued to be issued post war. This rare post war Commando prize knife has an undamaged ribbed and blackened brass handle with slotted pommel nut and oval cross guard. It has a near mint blued 172mm dagger blade with medial ridge & etched panel on one side ‘Wilkinson Sword Ltd Made In England’ with crossed swords legend. It is complete with original correct WW2 era leather scabbard with blued external chape and single belt loop. It retains it's 4 leather sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12114
£0.00

WW2 British Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife With 13 Ridge Grooved Grip & Contemporarily Adapted Scabbard Thigh Straps Carried By RAF Pilot Officer Silver During The Burma Campaign Obtained Direct From The Officer’s Family - 14006
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 3rd pattern type wood hilt FS dagger while being debriefed at an airfield in France shortly after D day June 1944. This particular knife was carried by RAF Pilot Officer Silver during missions he flew in the WW2 Burma / India campaign and was recently obtained direct from the Officer’s family. The hilt is correctly made of black painted wood with 13 ridge grooved grip, rounded pommel brass pommel nut and an oval blackened steel cross guard. It has a 156mm double edged blackened dagger blade with medial ridge and is in its original leather scabbard with belt loop, elasticated retaining strap, blackened brass chape and 4 sewn on leather tabs. The tabs have been contemporarily adapted for carry in a cockpit or fuselage of an aircraft by the addition of webbing straps with buckles for thigh wear. All leather, webbing & stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this WW2 RAF Pilot’s FS Dagger worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14006
£475.00

British WW2 WD B2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With No.3 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 13923 - 13923
An excellent well marked 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 3 mould mark on the hilt near the pommel and WD arrow above ‘13’ mark near to the cross guard. The cross guard is stamped ‘B2’ with WD arrow. It has an undamaged 172mm dagger blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external blued brass chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs & elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13923
£495.00

EXTREMELY RARE, 1960’s William Rodgers Sheffield England New Zealand Contract / Vietnam Australian SAS ‘Spearman’ 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Mint Blade, Correct large Lanyard Ring & Scabbard. ED 2158 - ED 2158
An excellent original 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando fighting knife made by William Rodgers Sheffield for a New Zealand contract in the 1960’s. This knife was purchased direct from the Managing Director of The Rodger's Company in the 1960's. These knives are described as an extremely unusual variant of FS knife on page 105 of Stephen’s book ‘Fighting Knives and Thompson in his book ‘Commando Dagger’ describes this pattern of dagger marketed as ‘Spearman’ being used by Australian Special Forces / SAS during the Vietnam war (page 95). The knives were only made in small production numbers. This example has the correct undamaged 3rd pattern ribbed and blackened alloy handle which has the correct large lanyard ring at the pommel. It has an undamaged, near mint, 176mm blued dagger blade with medial ridge. One side of the blade has a gilt panel ‘Spearman’. The cross guard is stamped ‘Made In Sheffield England’ and ‘William Rodgers’. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external blued chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs & elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price for this very rare variant FS knife includes UK delivery. ED 2158
£895.00

WW2 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.1 Mould Mark, Mint Blade & Scabbard. Sn 14074 - 14074
An excellent original WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. The 3rd pattern FS knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 60- 63 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged blackened, ribbed handle. It has a number 1 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel. It has a 172mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge which is in near mint condition and has its original protective wax covering for storage protection. The dagger is complete with correct original leather scabbard which is in excellent condition with external blackened brass chape and belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and elastic retaining strap. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14074
£425.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) MINT, RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 14057 - 14057
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 near mint 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 is razor sharp and measures 158mm 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 near mint 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14057
£0.00

MINT, Cased, WW2 Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'Army Commandos 1940-45' By Frank Mills & Co Ltd Hanover Works Sheffield With Etched Blade. Sn 14002 - 14002
The British Commandos were formed in the early stages of the Second World War, in June 1940, following a request from the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, for a force that could carry out raids against German-occupied Europe. Initially drawn from within the British Army from soldiers who volunteered for the Special Service Brigade, the Commandos' ranks would eventually be filled by members of all branches of the United Kingdom's armed forces and a number of foreign volunteers from German-occupied countries. Reaching a war time strength of over 30 individual units and four assault brigades, the Commandos served in all theatres of war from the Arctic Circle to Europe and from the Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre to South-East Asia. Their operations ranged from small groups of men landing from the sea or by parachute to a brigade of assault troops spearheading the Allied invasions of Europe and Asia. All Commandos were issued with the iconic FS Fighting knife. This attractive 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was produced to Commemorate the British Army Commandos WW2 Service 1940-1945. The knife is in near mint condition. It has a blued blade etched on both sides with gilt panels containing Commando mottos & images celebrating the Commando’s valour & ethos (all illustrated) including an image of the Victoria Cross and ‘THE ARMY COMMANDOS 1940-45. The ricasso of one side is etched with the manufacturer's panel ‘Frank Mills & Co Ltd Est 1886 Hanover Works Sheffield England’. The ribbed handle and cross guard retain their original finish. The dagger is contained in its quality wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fastener. The inside of the case is lined with green felt & padded silk. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger and has elasticated retaining straps to keep the dagger securely in place. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14002
£395.00

RARE, WW2 Era USMC Ribbed Alloy Hilt Variant Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Correct Scabbard. ED 2156 - ED 2156
An original WW2 era Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with USMC ribbed alloy hilt. On page 139 of Flooks’ book ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’, the author describes the origins of this variant as being ‘mysterious’, no example being found with any inspection marks and the hilts being cast from alloy with ringed finishes, integral cross guard and a fillet on the underside of the guard similar to USMC stiletto daggers. This example has an undamaged ribbed cast alloy hilt with cross guard and correct underside fillet. It has a clean 170mm blade with medial ridge. As is usual with these knives there are no visible inspection marks. It is complete with original WW2 leather scabbard with integral belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener. The edges of the scabbard are correctly riveted and stitched as illustrated on page 140 of Flook’s book. All leather & stitching are intact. Price for this rare, unusual variant of FS knife with scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2156
£595.00
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