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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

Original, WW2 Far East Special Forces 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 8798:10 - 8798:10
An excellent original WW2 3rd Pattern Fairburn Sykes fighting klnife or dagger produced for British Special Forces / Chindiits in Burma and the Far East. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 ( see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). It has an undamaged ribbed alloy handle and a superb, clean. It is crisply stamped with war dept inspection mark 'I' with arrow on the crossguard for the British Army in India. It is complete with original sheath with external chape. It's original elastic retaining strap has been cut back. The scabbard retains it's original stitched on leather tabs. The central leather bar on the belt loop has become detached at the base but it is still functional & all other leather & stitching is intact. This is a scarce India 3rd Pattern FS dagger and well marked. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 8798:10.
575.00

Rare, WW2, FS Cast Hilt Variation Fighting Knife And Scabbard. ED 2087. - ED 2087
This is an excellent, original, WW2 variation of the FS Fighting knife. It has a one piece casting of the cross guard and grip which has bronze colouration with light ringing on the grip. A curious feature of the construction is it's solid metal projection beneath the cross guard, formed in one piece as an extension to it and serving as the leather washer commonly fitted to FS knives. The blade which is clean is similar to the Third Pattern version but is unmarked. (Pages 102 and 103 item 523-25 of Stephens book 'Fighting Knives' show examples of these knives and described them as extremely rare). The knife is complete with original leather scabbard. The brown leather scabbard is rivetted and stitched with single belt loop. The leather and stitching is intact. The belt loop is stamped 'Made in Sheffield, England' and the initials 'W.G.C' have been Contemporaneously scratched lightly into the leather. Price for this increasingly hard to find, sought after, FS Knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2087.
675.00
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