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WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2257 - ED 2257
This is an original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and scabbard (see Page 136 plate 9.31 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Flook). The hilt is wood with grooved grip and an oval alloy cross guard. It has a 163mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge and is in its original leather scabbard with belt loop, riveted and stitched edges and retaining strap with stud fastener. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2257
£325.00

Post 1952 QE II British ‘Best Commando On Course Prize’ Nickel Plated 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Panel & Scabbard. ED 2256 - ED 2256
An original, excellent 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with etched Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointment 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 post 1952 Commando prize knife has an undamaged ribbed and nickel plated brass handle with slotted pommel nut and oval nickel plated cross guard. It has a clean 179mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has an etched panel on one side ‘Wilkinson Sword London Made In England’ with crossed swords legend and QE II Royal Appointment. It is complete with its leather scabbard with nickel plated external chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on leather tabs and elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2256
£375.00

WW2 American USMC Raiders Stiletto Fairbairn Sykes FS Cast Alloy Hilt Variation Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 14561. - 14561
This is an original WW2 variation of the FS Fighting knife. This form of dagger was used by USMC Raiders 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 handle retains much of its original blackened finish. The clean steel blade with medial ridge is undamaged and measures 152 mm and measures 286mm overall. The knife is complete with leather scabbard. The dark brown leather scabbard has a single belt loop and retaining strap (The tip of the strap is absent). The scabbard has stud on the body. The bottom of the scabbard has 2 ringed holes for thigh cord. The price includes UK delivery Sn 14561
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (03/07) Original, British WD 1950’s Korean War / Suez Crisis Era Original J.Clarke & Sons Sheffield 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Hand Drawn Blade & Scabbard. ED 2239 - ED 2239
During the 1950’s J.Clarke & Sons Sheffield made 3rd Pattern Commando FS fighting knives for the British War Dept and marked their knives ‘Sheffield England’ (see page 165 Item 11.8 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook where a later NATO marked FS knife with ‘Sheffield England’ mark but without WD arrow is illustrated). This is an excellent post WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando fighting. This example has the correct undamaged ribbed, zinc alloy handle, brass pommel nut and blued oval cross guard marked ‘Sheffield England’ together with WD arrow ( indicating that it was most likely made in the 1950’s by J.Clarke & Sons Sheffield). It has a razor sharp, hand drawn, 173mm blued dagger blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external blackened chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs & elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2239
£0.00

British WW2 WD 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.2 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 15514 - 15514
An excellent WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando fighting knife. The 3rd pattern FS knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 117 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This example has the correct undamaged ribbed and zinc alloy handle which has a number 2 mould mark, brass pommel nut and blued oval cross guard. It has a clean 175mm blued dagger blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external brass chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs & elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15514
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 06/07) RARE, Original WW2 British 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & Scabbard. Sn 15370 - 15370
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 and Chapter 7 of the same bookfor illustrations of 2nd pattern etched variants). This original double etched 2nd pattern example is in excellent condition. Its blued 167 mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge has etched panels on both sides, one side ‘The FS Fighting Knife’ the reverse with ‘Wilkinson Sword Co Ltd London’ name & crossed swords legend. The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and an oval cross guard. It has its original scabbard with blackened brass chape, belt loop & elasticated retaining strap. As is common with these scabbards, its 4 sewn on tabs have been contemporarily cut back. All stitching and leather are intact. The price for this rare to find 2nd pattern FS dagger with etched panels includes UK delivery. Sn 15370
£0.00

Original, WW2 2nd Pattern British WD B2 Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 15447 - 15447
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 crisply stamped with War Dept 'B2' designation and WD arrow. It has a 170mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external blackened brass chape. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs. As is common with these war time scabbards the original elasticated retaining strap on the belt loop is absent. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15447
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 03/07) Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 15488 - 15488
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 original 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'. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge is sharp and measures 163mm 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 15488
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (18/06) RARE, UN-ISSUED CONDITION, Original WW2 British 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & Scabbard. Sn 15370 - 15370
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This example is in excellent un-issued condition. Its blued 170 mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge has etched panels on both sides, one side ‘The FS Fighting Knife’ the reverse with ‘Wilkinson Sword London’ name & crossed swords legend. The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and an oval cross guard. It has its original scabbard with blackened brass chape, belt loop & elasticated retaining strap. As is common with these scabbards, its 4 sewn on tabs have been contemporarily cut back. All stitching and leather are intact. The price for this rare to find 2nd pattern FS dagger with etched panels includes UK delivery. Sn 15370
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (03/07) RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 15425 - 15425
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 original 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'. 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). All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15425
£0.00
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