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**SOLD**SOLD**4/6**WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.4 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 16330 - 16330
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 4 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel. It has an undamaged 173 mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with correct original leather scabbard which is in excellent condition with external blackened chape and belt loop. It has its original 4 sewn on leather & original elastic retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16330
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (18/06) WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.1 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 16327 - 16327
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 1 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel. It has an undamaged 178 mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with correct original leather scabbard which is in excellent condition with external blackened chape and belt loop. It has its original 4 sewn on leather & original elastic retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16327
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (09/05) Double Etched 2nd Pattern WW2 British Wilkinson Sword Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 16240 - 16240
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. Examples with etched blades are illustrated in Chapter 7 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook. Our early example is in excellent condition. Its 166mm long double edged 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 a blued oval cross guard. It has its original scabbard with blackened brass chape and belt loop. As is common with these daggers, its 4 sewn on tabs have been contemporarily cut back and its elasticated retaining strap is absent. All stitching and leather are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16240
£0.00

MINT BLADE, WW2 2nd Pattern B2 WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 16236 - 16236
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, as issued, 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 War Dept 'B2' and broad arrow designation. It has a near mint, 165mm 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16236
£675.00

AS FOUND, RARE, ORIGINAL, STERILE, WW2 British Commando/ SOE / Special Forces Smatchet & Leather Scabbard. Sn 16133:3 - 16133:3
In many respects the WW2 British Special Forces Smatchet is one of the most mysterious British issue knives of the period. Its 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 and are attributed as being used by the special Operation Executive (SOE). While some examples bear War Dept Broad arrows no examples have been found bearing manufacturer's names (see pages 234 to 237 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This rare, original example of the Smatchet is clean and undamaged. It has the correct large leaf shaped blade 10 ¾” in length which is sharp and has just light staining consistent with age and contemporary rubber covered wood grip, most likely applied to assist grip. The rubber is complete and secure but does have surface wear to be expected ( a WW2 smatchet with the same rubber covered hilt is illustrated in item 14.15 page 235 of Flook’s book and item 14.14 on the same page shows a contemporary image of members of the SOE carrying smatchets). It has a large oval brass cross guard and correct alloy pommel holed for wrist strap. As is common with special forces weapons this smatchet is sterile having no manufacturer or WD marks. Its original scabbard is leather stitched over wood former and is identical to the scabbard illustrated with the smatchet at item 14.15 page 235 of Flook’s book. The rear of the scabbard has a diagonal leather belt loop. All leather is intact but has light surface scuffs to be expected. The price for this rare piece of WW2 Special Forces Equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 16133:3
£975.00

WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.2 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 16190 - 16190
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. It has an undamaged 176 mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with correct original leather scabbard which is in very good condition with external blackened chape and belt loop. One of the scabbard’s original 4 sewn on leather tabs has been contemporarily cut back. It has its original elastic retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16190
£495.00

SOLD SOLD (13/06) WW2 Wilkinson Sword 2nd Pattern Double Etched British Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 16189 - 16189
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 original WW2 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and oval cross guard. It has a 172mm long double edged blade with medial ridge. The blade has areas of staining consistent with age. The ricasso is crisply etched by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. It is complete with original scabbard with external blackened brass chape. As is common with these scabbards its original elasticated retaining strap on the belt loop is present but perished with age and its 4 sewn on leather tabs have been removed. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16189
£0.00

**SOLD**SOLD**7/5**WW2 British Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando & RAF Pilot’s Fighting Knife With Wood 16 Ridge Grooved Grip & Scabbard. ED 2420 - ED 2420
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 brass pommel and an oval steel cross guard. It has a 152mm double edged clean dagger blade with medial ridge. It has its leather scabbard with belt loop and blackened brass chape. As is common the scabbards elasticated retaining strap has perished with age and its original 4 sewn on leather tabs are absent. The price for this WW2 RAF Pilot’s FS Dagger and scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2420
£0.00

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 2419 - ED 2419
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 2419
£395.00

MINT, 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. Sn 16154 - 16154
An original, near mint, 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 are 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 175mm 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. Sn 16154
£395.00
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