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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 Boxed & Cased Limited Edition No.75 of 7,500 Commemorative 2nd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'The Battle Of The Rhineland' By Wilkinson Sword From The Sterling Silver WW2 Victory Collection By The American Historical Foundation. ED 251 - ED 251
This superb Sterling Silver 2nd pattern FS Commando dagger was issued by The American Historical Foundation to as part of their 'WW2 Victory Collection' to commemorate the WW2 Battle Of The Rhineland. Only 7,500 daggers were produced for the Edition. The full size dagger is 11 3/4" overall length and 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 ricasso is stamped with the weapons Edition number '75'. The reverse is etched 'In Honor Of The Battle Of The Rhineland’ with battle honour roll within scrolling panels. The knurled handle and plain cross guard retain all of their original finish. The dagger is contained in its original wooden case covered with grey velour material. The case has a hinged lid and 2 brass clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with grey velour & white silk. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger and the silk interior has the wording 'The World War II Victory Collection, The Battle Of The Rhineland Limited Edition Issued By The American Historical Foundation, Richmond Virginia' all in Gold. Also included is the daggers' certificate of Authenticity issued by the Foundation certifying the dagger as number 75 of 2,500 Worldwide & stating that the knife is ‘Solid Sterling Silver’ together with care instructions. All are contained in their original cardboard shipping box with American Historical Foundation label. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. ED 251
£875.00

Presentation 3rd Pattern F.S. Commando Dagger With Inscribed Plaque To Staff Sgt Pete Hobson 29 Cdo Lt. Regt. RA 1972 and Two Plaques and a N.I. Presentation Tankard. Sn 11412 - 11412
A Presentation 3rd Pattern F.S. Commando dagger with inscribed plaque, two regimental plaques to Commando Light Regiment Royal Artillery and a N.I. presentation tankard inscribed on the rear with "D Troop Strabane N.I. Tour 92". The presentation mounted F.S. dagger is on a varnished teak triangular shaped plaque and is a 3rd pattern knife. The knife is in perfect condition and is blackened. The plaque has a brass inscribed plate which has "Presented to S/Sgt (Pete) Hobson From The Sergeants Mess 29 Cdo Lt Regt RA 1972" inscribed on it. The plaque and knife are in excellent undamaged condition. The two further plaques are:- Commando Light Battery Royal Artillery with the Queens Crown VIII and the Regimental Crest, 'Alma 1854", the second, has "7 (Sphinx) Commando Battery Royal Artillery, Egypt". It has a very nice blue enamelled panel in the centre, brass edged and with the Sphinx picked out in brass with 'Egypt' below. Both plaques are in perfect condition and ready for hanging for display. The tankard is Sheffield Pewter and has the Commando Light Battery crest raised on the front with the motto in a banner. On the reverse it is inscribed with "D Troop Stabane N.I. Tour 92". This is a very nice presentation collection of one mans service in the commando's. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11412
£375.00

'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife And Other Commando Knives' Book Signed By The Author Ron Flook. BO 1026 - BO 1026
This is a new copy, mint condition, of 'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife And Other Commando Knives' book by Ron Flook. This is recognised as the definitive work on the Fairbairn-Sykes F.S. knife and is signed on the inside cover by Ron Flook. It was privately published by Ron Flook in May 2013 and printed and bound by the 'CPI Group (UK), Croydon. The book is in mint condition and is fully illustrated throughout. It is a must have for any collector of F.S. knives. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1026
£85.00

WW2 Private Purchase F.S. Style Fighting Knife/Dagger & Scabbard by Southern & Richardson. ED 2362 - ED 2362
A WW2 private purchase F.S. style fighting knife/dagger and scabbard by Southern & Richardson of Sheffield. This knife was a private purchase during WW2 (see page 179 item 12.2 in 'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife and Other Commando Knives' book by Ron Flook). The pommel and crossguard are brass. It has a leather ring grip which is in good condition. The brass crossguard is oval. The blade measures 6 1/4", 10 3/4" overall. The polished blade is FS style and is etched on one side with "Southern & Richardson Sheffield England". The scabbard is dark brown leather and is stitched and riveted with 7 rivets. The scabbard has a belt loop. On the reverse is "F" handwritten in black ink. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2362
£245.00

MINT, Original WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 8865:26 - 8865:26
A near mint condition WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and scabbard (see Page 69 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook). The hilt is wood with grooved grip and an oval brass cross guard. It has a 168mm dagger blade with medial ridge and is in it's original leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with stud fastener. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 8865:26
£495.00

SOLD SOLD (31/10) Original WW2 2nd Pattern B2 Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 8865:24 - 8865:24
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is excellent 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 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's original scabbard with blackened brass chape and belt loop has had it's sew on tabs contemporaneously removed. The scabbard has remnants of it's original elasticated retaining strap. All stitching and leather are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 8865:24
£0.00

Original, WW2, 2nd Pattern, Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife And Scabbard. 8798:17 - 8798:17
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. ( See page 55 of British & Commonwealth Military knives By Flook). This is a nice example of the WW2, 2nd Pattern fighting knife. It has a knurled handle & plain crossguard. It is complete with original leather sheath with external chape. The sheath has a single belt loop it's 4 original stitched on tabs have been cut back. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 8798:17
£575.00
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