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British WW2 WD 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 14509 - 14509
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 and coppered alloy handle which has the No 3 mould mark. It has an undamaged 173mm 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 and stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14509
£395.00

Cased Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife '50th Anniversary of Operations Overloard and Neptune' By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Blade. Sn 14330 - 14330
Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was launched on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings. Operation Neptune was the cross-Channel crossing phase of Operation Overlord. Operation Neptune placed all naval issues under the command of Admiral Bertram Ramsey whose command skill had already been seen in 1940 with the part he played in the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk. The knife has an undamaged gilt finish ribbed handle and cross guard which has all of its original gilt wash finish present. It has a 7” double edged dagger steel blade with medial ridge. One side of the blade is etched with ' To Commemorate the 50th Anniversary Of Operation Overlord And Neptune. The Allied Landing On The Coast Of France On D-Day The 6th June 1944" and on the other side with ‘They Shall Not Grow Old As We That are Left Grow Old. Age Shall Not Weary Them Nor The Years Condemn. At The Going Down Of The Sun And In The Morning We Shall Remember Them'. The ricasso is marked with "The FS Fighting Knife". The dagger is contained in its original green covered wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and 2 clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with black felt and white silk. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14330
£375.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD MINT, Original WW2 2nd Pattern B2 WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 14361 - 14361
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is a near mint condition WW2 2nd pattern, B2, FS dagger and scabbard (See page 89-93 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and an oval cross guard. The top of the cross guard is stamped with the correct War Dept 'B2' designation. It has an excellent 172mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge. Its original scabbard with blackened brass chape and belt loop retains its 4 sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap. All stitching and leather are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14361
£0.00

WW2 Era British Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) With Scabbard. ED 2184 - ED 2184
The Beaded & Ribbed variant of the Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting knife was available as a private purchase weapon but were also Military issue. Beaded & Ribbed versions have been found with 9,8,7 & 6 rows of beads (see page 127 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Ron Flook). This WW2 era Beaded and Ribbed Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife has a brass beaded and ribbed grip with 9 rows of beads. There are no WD or manufacturer marks on this piece. It has a blued 163mm blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop. This is a nice original example. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2184
£595.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** 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 & Blued Panel & Scabbard. ED 2182 - ED 2182
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 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 pristine 177mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has an etched & blued 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 2182
£0.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD 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
£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

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

***SOLD***SOLD*** 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
£0.00
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