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WW2 Era British Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Scabbard. Sn 13171 - 13171
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 171mm blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop with elasticated retaining strap. It retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13171
£595.00

RARE, WW2 Era British Beaded & Ribbed (6 Rows Of Beads) Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Scabbard. Sn 13071 - 13071
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). The 6 rows of beads Variant is scarce. This excellent WW2 era Beaded and Ribbed Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife has a brass beaded and ribbed grip (6 rows of beads). There are no WD or manufacturer marks on this piece. It has a polished 168mm blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop with elasticated retaining strap. It retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13071
£795.00

WW2 2nd Pattern B2 WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2101 - ED 2101
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 a very good WW2 2nd pattern, B2, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is blackened 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 169mm long double edged blackened blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external chape. As is common with these scabbards the belt loop & its 4 sewn on leather tabs have been contemporarily removed. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2101
£575.00

WW2 Era British Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Scabbard. ED 2100 - ED 2100
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 pages 64 & 65 of British & Commonwealth Military knives By Flook and page 130 of his book The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives). This WW2 era Beaded and Ribbed Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife has a blackened brass beaded and ribbed grip (9 rows of beads). There are no WD or manufacturer marks on this piece. It has a blackened 168mm blade with medial ridge. The blade has some service wear near to the hilt. It is complete with original scabbard with external blackened brass chape. As is common with these scabbards the belt loop has been contemporarily removed. It retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2100
£475.00

Cased, British Royal Green Jackets Commemorative 3rd Pattern Etched Blade Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife By FE & JR Hopkinson Ltd Sheffield England. Sn 12761 - 12761
The Royal Green Jackets were formed on 1 January 1966. During the 1980s, they were deployed to various parts of Northern Ireland (Operation Banner). The Regiment's greatest loss of life came on 20 July 1982 when seven RGJ bandsmen were killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb which exploded during a public concert. After reorganisation in 1982, the RGJ were mostly based overseas and saw action in Bosnia and Kosovo during the Yugoslav Wars. Elements of the RGJ served on Operation Telic 2 in Iraq. On 1st February 2007 the RGJ formed merged with other Regiments to become ‘The Rifles’. This is a cased 3rd Pattern Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife produced to commemorate the Royal Green Jackets.The knife has an undamaged alloy ribbed handle and cross guard which has much 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 within scrolls ‘Royal green Jackets’ together with Regiment badge and other side etched with the representation of an RGJ Soldier & War Dept Broad arrow. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer ‘FE & JR Hopkinson Ltd Sheffield England’ with Shield trademark. The dagger is contained in its original wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and 2 clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with maroon felt & white silk. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12761
£275.00

Original WW2 2nd Pattern Private Purchase Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panel To ‘H.A.F. Williamson’ & Scabbard. ED 2090 - ED 2090
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is excellent condition WW2 2nd pattern FS dagger and scabbard. This example is a Soldiers private purchase weapon. Its 164mm long double edged blackened blade with medial ridge has an etched banner on one side with name ‘H.A.F. Williamson’ no doubt the name of the WW2 Soldier who owned this dagger. Examples of private purchase FS daggers with etched panels are illustrated on pages 100 & 101 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and an oval cross guard. Its original scabbard with blackened brass chape and belt loop retains 2 of its original 4 sewn on tabs. As is common with these scabbards its elasticated retaining strap is present but perished. All stitching and leather are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2090
£895.00

MINT, Cased Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'WW2 North Africa Campaigns' By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Blade. Sn 12518:6 - 12518:6
This superb 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was issued to Commemorate the WW2 North Africa Campaigns. The full size dagger is in pristine condition. Its blade is etched on one side with the Wilkinson Sword London name & crossed swords legend & decorative foliate panels and wording from the motivating speeches of the war time American President 'Roosevelt' & British Prime Minister 'Churchill'. The reverse is etched 'In Honor Of The North Africa Campaigns’ with battle honour roll within scrolling panels. The ribbed handle and cross guard retain all of their original nickel plated finish. The dagger is contained in its original wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fastener. The inside of the case is lined with green felt & white material. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12518:6
£345.00

MINT, Cased Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'WW2 The Invasion Of Italy' By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Blade. Sn 12518:5 - 12518:5
This superb 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was issued to Commemorate the WW2 Invasion Of Italy. The full size dagger is in pristine condition. Its blade is etched on one side with the Wilkinson Sword London name & crossed swords legend & decorative foliate panels and wording 'Strike Hard & Strike Home' together with the names of the war time American president 'Roosevelt' & British Prime Minister 'Churchill'. The reverse is etched 'In Honor Of The Invasion of Italy 14 May 1943, 2 May 1945' with battle honour roll within scrolling panels. The ribbed handle and cross guard retain all of their original nickel plated finish. The dagger is contained in its original wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fastener. The inside of the case is lined with green felt & white material. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12518:5
£345.00

MINT Cased Commemorative 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'WW2 The Battle Of The Rhineland' By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Blade. Sn 12518:2 - 12518:2
This superb Sterling Silver 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was issued to commemorate the WW2 ‘Battle Of The Rhineland’. The full size dagger is in pristine condition. It has a beautiful blade etched on one side with the Wilkinson Sword London name & crossed swords legend together with a depiction of the Remagen Bridge over the River Rhine. The reverse is etched 'In Honor Of The Battle Of The Rhineland’ with battle honour roll within scrolling panels. The ribbed handle and plain cross guard retain all of their original nickel plated finish. The dagger is contained in its wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fastener. The inside of the case is lined with green felt and white material. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12518:2
£345.00

MINT, Cased Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'WW2 Battle Of The Bulge' By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Blade. Sn 12518:1 - 12518:1
U.S. General Anthony Clement "Nuts" McAuliffe was the acting Division Commander of the 101st Airborne Division defending Bastogne, Belgium, during World War II's Battle of the Bulge (16th December 1944 - 26th January 1945). He is famous for his single-word reply of "Nuts!" in response to a German surrender ultimatum. After the Battle of the Bulge, McAuliffe was given command of his own division, the 103rd Infantry Division. This near mint full size 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was produced to Commemorate the WW2 Battle of the Bulge, McAuliffe's defiant response & the Americans stoic defence. The knife is in superb condition with all of its original nickel plated finish. Its blade is etched on one side with decorative foliate panel and wording commemorating the battle, the US Forces stoic defence & McAuliffe's legendary response to the Germans. The reverse is etched with the Wilkinson Sword London name & Crossed swords legend within a panel together with foliate decoration. The dagger is contained in its wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fastener. The inside of the case is lined with green felt & white material. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger and has 2 elasticated retaining bands to hold the dagger securely in place. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12518:1
£345.00
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