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MINT, WW2 British Soldier’s Private Purchase Southern & Richardson Sheffield F.S. Style Fighting Knife/Dagger & Scabbard. Sn 13855 - 13855
this is a near mint, WW2 private purchase F.S. style fighting knife/dagger and scabbard by Southern & Richardson Sheffield. This knife was a private purchase 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 blade measures 167mm and it is 11 ¼” overall length. The pristine, polished blade is FS style with medial ridge and is etched on one side with the maker’s name Southern & Richardson Sheffield England below their trademark . The original scabbard in similar near mint condition dark brown leather and has an integral belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13855
£295.00

WW2 2nd Pattern B2 WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2150 - ED 2150
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 brass with knurled grip and an oval cross guard. The top of the cross guard is stamped with the correct 'B2' designation and a War Dept arrow. It has a 172mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external chape. As is common with these scabbards the elasticated retaining strap on the belt loop & its 4 sewn on leather tabs have been contemporarily removed. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2150
£645.00

MINT, Cased Wilkinson Sword Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 1st Pattern, 1st Type, FS Commando Dagger With Correct 1st Type 3" Cross Guard & Etched Panels Blade. Sn 13700 - 13700
WW2 1st pattern FS Commando fighting knives were initially produced in 1940 with large 3" cross guards but the cross guard size on 1st pattern's was soon reduced to 2" due the larger cross guards snagging on clothing. Many collectors doubted the existence of these 1st type 1st pattern knives as examples were rarely if ever seen, however, Ron Flook in his book The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives describes and illustrates correspondence produced by Wilkinson Sword dated 1941 which contains a request from the War Office to produce knives with 2" cross guards rather than 3" (see page 68 of Flook's book plate 5.8.) This superb 1st pattern FS Commando dagger with 1st type 3" cross guard was most likely produced in the 1990’s by Wilkinson Sword to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the FS Fighting Knife. The knife is in superb near mint condition. The ricasso is etched on one side with panel ‘Wilkinson Sword London’ together with crossed swords legend. The reverse has ‘The F-S Fighting Knife’ at the ricasso. The 1st Pattern nickel plated handle and cross guard retain their original finish. The dagger is contained in its original wooden box with hinged lid covered in green leatherette material. The case has clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined in green felt & white silk & is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The silk is emblazoned with the Wilkinson Sword name & Crossed Swords legend together with Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointments all in Gold. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13700
£675.00

SOLD. SOLD. SOLD. 1976 Dated British NATO Commando & E.O.D Bomb Disposal Only 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By John Clarke & Son Sheffield & Scabbard With Thigh Cord. Sn 13680 - 13680
An excellent original 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 and issue of the knives to Commandos continued into the modern era (see Chapter 11 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook Regarding Post War FS knives). This Post War example has an undamaged ribbed alloy handle with original paint and a clean undamaged blade. The cross guard is stamped with NATO number 'NATO No 4658827' and dated '1976'. It is also marked 'Sheffield England' indicating that the dagger was made by John Clarke & Son Sheffield (Page 165 of Flook's book has an illustration of one of these daggers & describes these daggers as being issued to Commando & Bomb Disposal personnel only). It is complete with original leather scabbard with external chape and single belt loop with elasticated retaining strap. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs. The lower 2 tabs have been stitched together at some point in their life to form an anchor for a leather thigh cord which is present and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13680
£0.00

***SOLD***SOLD* RECENTLY ACQUIRRED FROM FAMILY OF HIGHLY DECORATED WW2 PARA/ COMMANDO/SAS & POW ESCAPER, LIEUTENANT P.P. ‘Clem’ CLEMENTS. M.M. D.C.M. M.C. His 2nd Pattern, Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Panels & Scabbard. - 13684
British Lieutenant P.P. 'Clem' Clements of the Parachute Regiment and X Troop 11 SAS was one of the most highly decorated members of the airborne forces, of which he had been a founding member (a contemporary photo portrait of the Officer is illustrated in image 1) . On the outbreak of WWII, Clements volunteered for special service, and was enlisted No. 2 (Parachute) Commando in the recently formed British Airborne Forces, subsequently to become X Troop 11 SAS. Clements took part in the first British Airborne Raid, Operation Colossus, to parachute in and destroy an aqueduct over the River Tragino, south-western Italy. As the senior NCO in the operation, he was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry. The top group photo in image 2 shows 'X' Troop, 11 S.A.S. Battalion, Tatton Park, Cheshire, before the off; Clements is back row, immediately to the right of parachute hole behind the group. Taken prisoner of war during the operation, he undertook clandestine operations for MI9 whilst imprisoned in Sulmona Camp. The bottom group photo in image 2 is 'X' Troop POWs at Sulmona Camp. Successfully escaping, his work was recognised by the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Having being repatriated to the United Kingdom, he was Commissioned into the Parachute Regiment, leading his men with distinction against heavy armour in the Forests of Ardenne in 1945. Wounded four times, he was awarded his third and final gallantry award, the Military Cross (The Officer’s Medals were auctioned in 2014 with an estimated value of £30,000 to £40,000). This is Lieutenant Clement’s 2nd Pattern FS fighting knife which was issued to him after repatriation to the UK following his escape and was carried by him throughout the rest of WW2. The fighting knife has a knurled blackened brass handle, steel cross guard and a 174mm double edged blade with medial ridge. The ricasso is beautifully etched with panels. One side with the Wilkinson Sword, London, name and trademark and 'The FS Fighting Knife' on the reverse (illustrated in image 2). It is complete with its original leather sheath with external blackened chape and belt loop with elasticated retaining strap which is intact. The scabbard retains its 4 original sewn on leather tabs. The rear of the belt loop has contemporary blue ink handwriting which appears to be ‘CAPT’ together with other unreadable struck out lettering. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. A paper printout copy of the illustrated small group images and portrait of the Officer together with account of his exploits accompanies this piece (the images are small approx. 2” x 1 ½” and computer generated low resolution). This Officer’s feats are worthy of further research. The price for this historic piece to a highly decorated British Paratrooper / Commando and member of the SAS who saw much action during WW2 and escaped from capture to fight again includes UK delivery. Sn 13684
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) RARE, Original WW2 Free Polish Forces, Airborne/ Commando, Smooth Handle, Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With Scabbard. Sn 13701 - 13701
An original smooth hilted Polish Airborne Forces Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. This variant of FS fighting knife is believed to have been commissioned by Members of the Polish Airborne Forces exiled in this country during the war (see page 99 item 495 of Fighting Knives By Frederick Stephens). Page 72, plate 163 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook illustrates one of these fighting knives which are described as rare. Flook comments that these variants of FS dagger were also acquired as private purchase weapons by Polish Free Forces. It has an undamaged smooth blackened alloy handle with a blackened blade. It has a straight oval steel cross guard stamped ‘B4’. It is complete with original leather scabbard with 4 sewn on leather tabs, external brass chape and single belt loop with elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13701
£0.00

SOLD SOLD WILKINSON COMMEMORATIVE FS DAGGERS, Limited Edition Number 12 Of 50 Cased Fairbairn Sykes 1st Pattern, 1st Type, FS Commando Dagger With 3" Cross Guard & Etched Blade 1946-1996, Golden Jubilee Special Forces Club With Certificate. - 13685
WW2 1st pattern FS Commando fighting knives were initially produced in 1940 with large 3" cross guards but the cross guard size on 1st pattern's was soon reduced to 2" due the larger cross guards snagging on clothing. Many collectors doubted the existence of these 1st type 1st pattern knives as examples were rarely if ever seen, however, Ron Flook in his book The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives describes and illustrates correspondence produced by Wilkinson Sword dated 1941 which contains a request from the War Office to produce knives with 2" cross guards rather than 3" (see page 68 of Flook's book plate 5.8.). This superb full size (12” overall) 1st pattern FS Commando dagger with 1st type 3" cross guard was produced in 1996 by Wilkinson Sword to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ‘The Special Forces Club’. These are arguably the rarest of all Wilkinson commemorative FS daggers. They were only sold to members / ex members of elite British Special Forces Units and were made in a very limited edition run of 50 blades. The knife is in superb near mint condition. It has a beautiful blade etched on one side with '1946-1996 The Special Forces Club Golden Jubilee’ together with 'The spirit of resistance' emblem. The reverse has the WW2 type etched Wilkinson Sword London with crossed swords legend & ‘The F-S Fighting Knife’ panels. The back of the blade is numbered ‘12’ (of 50). The 1st Pattern nickel plated handle and cross guard retain their original finish. The dagger is contained in its original wooden box with hinged lid covered in green leatherette material. The case has clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined in green felt & white silk & is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The silk is emblazoned with the Wilkinson Sword name & Crossed Swords legend together with Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointments all in Gold. The piece is accompanied by its original certificate of authenticity identifying the blade as number 12 of 50 and outlining the history of the FS fighting knife. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13685
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 13731 - 13731
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 and 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 have just light surface wear consistent with age and service use. 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). It retains its 4 sewn on leather tabs. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 13731
£0.00

RARE, THE ACTUAL KNIFE REFERENCED BY RON FLOOK IN HIS FS FIGHTING KNIVES BOOK, Hand Forged Tom Beasley Fairbairn Sykes 2nd Pattern FS Fighting Knife By Wilkinson With Etched Blade 'Pamela Rome' & 'Commando Fighting Knife World War 1939-45' With Scabbard - 13407
This is an excellent, rare variant, of the 2nd pattern FS fighting knife. The ‘famous swordsmith’ Tom Beasely made FS knives with personalised panels. An example of a Beasley FS knife with etched panels and banner containing the name ‘Pamela Rose’ is referenced on page 183 of Ron Flooks book ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’ where he states ‘An example of a 2nd pattern hilt by Beasley has been noted with a named etched panel Pamela Rose’. This is no doubt the knife referenced by Flook. Its 171mm blade is beautifully etched & blue on both sides. One side has a banner etched ' Hand Forged by Tom Beasley The Famous Sword Smith Of Stalingrad Fame'. The reverse is etched with decorative panels containing 'Wilkinson Sword, London' name and crossed swords legend together Royal Appointment, also 'Commando Fighting Knife World War 1939-45' and central banner with name 'Pamela Rome' (all illustrated). The handle and cross guard retain their original finish. The dagger has its original brown leather scabbard with brass throat mount and chape. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13407
£1,675.00

RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 13357 - 13357
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 and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish & knurled grip with a 2” oval wave cross guard. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. The etchings have light surface wear consistent with age and service use. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge is razor sharp and measures 166mm 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). It retains its 4 sewn on leather tabs. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 13357
£1,695.00
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