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**VERY RARE** WW2 British 1st Pattern Wilkinson FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard With Correct Newey Stud Fastener. ED 2170 - ED 2170
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 increasingly rare to find, original WW2 1st pattern, FS dagger with original 1st pattern scabbard. The hilt retains its original nickel finish and knurled grip. The ricasso is marked with correct etched and blued panels, 'Wilkinson Sword London' together with crossed swords legend & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 163mm 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. It has the correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener. All leather & stitching are intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2170
£3,500.00

WW2 1944 British Army In India WD Gurkha Kukri, 2 Skinners & Leather Covered Wood Scabbard With Khaki Canvas Field Combat Cover & Leather Laced Webbing Frog. Sn 20672:2 - 20672:2
This is an original WW2 dated British WD Gurkha Military Kukri. It has a 12 ½” single edged Kukri blade with fullers & blood notch. The blade has just light staining to be expected with age and service use. The blade is marked with WD arrow and 1944 date together with ‘Genuine’. It measures 16 ½” overall. The tropical hard wood grip has grooved bands in the midsection and 2 nickel plated brass bands (nickel finish rubbed with age and service use) & is secured by 2 rivets. It has a brass pommel cap with traces of original nickel plate finish. It comes with original leather covered wood scabbard fitted with khaki field combat cover & webbing frog which is secured to the scabbard by leather laces. The scabbard has 2 pockets for the skinners at the throat. The skinner’s blades are typically curved. Both skinners have wood handles with brass pommel caps. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20672:2 (fighting knives box)
£575.00

MINT, Full Size, Post WW2, British Wilkinson Sword Polished Buffalo Horn Hilt Commemorative / Presentation Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & Scabbard. Sn 17175 - 17175
A near mint, full size, presentation or commemorative Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with double etched panels. This knife has an undamaged polished Buffalo horn handle, gold colour plated pommel and cross guard with ferrule. It has a clean, polished, 171mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has etched panels on both sides ‘Wilkinson Sword Co Ltd London’ together with crossed swords legend & ‘The FS Fighting Knife’ on the reverse. It is complete with leather scabbard which has an external chape and single belt loop with elasticated retaining strap. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17175.
£295.00

WW2 British WD 3rd Pattern B2 Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Number 4 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 20444:18 - 20444:18
This is an original WW2 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife in excellent condition (see Chapter 8 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). It has an undamaged ribbed and blackened alloy handle & 174 mm double edged clean steel dagger blade with medial ridge and blued steel oval cross guard stamped with WD arrow and B2 designation. The hilt has number 4 mould mark. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop. As is common its original 4 sewn on leather tabs have been cut back in the period and its original elasticated retaining strap is absent. The price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. The price for this nicely marked WW2 FS fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 20444:18
£895.00

WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 20444:17 - 20444:17
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is a very good condition WW2 Officer’s 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. Examples of Nickel plated FS daggers are illustrated in Chapter 7 of ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’ by Flook. The dagger has the correct nickel plated brass knurled handle & oval cross guard. The knife is ‘sterile’ with no manufacturer or Unit marks. The knife has a 177 mm long blade with medial ridge. The blade is clean. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. AS is common its original 4 sewn on leather tabs have been cut back in the period and its original elasticated retaining strap is absent. The price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 20444:17
£1,200.00

Georgian Era 'Military Outfitter’s Sample' Miniature British 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword & Scabbard. Sn 18123:1. - 18123:1
The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars (see page 77 of World Swords by Withers). The blade is remembered today as one of the best of its time and has been described as the finest cutting sword ever manufactured in quantity. Officers of the famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments and the "flank" Companies of Line Regiments adopted these Swords. This piece is most likely a sample piece made provided by sword manufacturer’s to Military Outfitters in the Georgian era to advertise their full size weapons. It is in as found & un-messed with condition. The sword measures just 22” overall and the fullered curved 18 ¾” sabre blade is etched on both sides with foliate panels. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks. The brass guard with knuckle bow and langets is typical 1796 pattern. The original leather and wire gilt binding of the wood grip is tired and worn. Some sections of wire binding are absent. Its original steel scabbard has some minor dents but no cracks or splits. The scabbard has 2 brass hanging ring mounts with 2 brass or German Silver hanging rings attached. The price for this unusual piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 18123:1.
£345.00

Late 18th Century French Nobleman’s Deer / Boar Hunting Dirk / Sidearm With Ornate Solid Brass Hoof Shape Hilt With Game Bird Form Clamshell Type Guard. Sn 18123:3 - 18123:3
This is an original French form Nobleman’s quality Hunting dirk / sidearm. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Deer or Boar for self-defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This example has an ornately decorated solid brass hoof shape hilt & game bird form clamshell type guard. It also has a decorated straight cross guard with ball finials. Its slim 19 ¾” double edged blade with medial ridge has staining consistent with age. Both sides of the blade are decorated with etched foliate panels. It measures 24 ¼” overall. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks. As is common with these weapons it is without scabbard. Sn 18123:3.
£445.00

Circa 18th Century Spanish Plug Bayonet / Hunting Dagger with Polished Horn Hilt, Brass Fittings & Later Scabbard. Sn 18390 - Sn 18390
Plug Bayonets were used in Spain as late as the 19th Century but in the latter period were also employed as hunting weapons (see page 245 & plate 549 on page 247 of the Bayonet Book by Watts & White which illustrates a Spanish plug bayonet with similar hilt to our example). This is an excellent original Spanish form plug bayonet/ hunting dagger. It has a 10 ½” single edged fullered blade with original leather hilt washer. The blade has just areas of natural aged staining. It has a brass cross guard with ball finials, ferrule and acorn / urn type brass pommel cap. The polished horn hilt is undamaged. The plug bayonet measures 16 ¾” overall. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the bayonet. It is complete with a later green leather covered wood scabbard which was obviously made for the bayonet at some point in its life. The bayonet fits the scabbard snugly. The leather is clean and has a stitched seam. The scabbard has a brass throat mount with frog locket and brass chape. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18390.
£925.00

German WW1 Rasiermesser Jabrik Trench Dagger and Scabbard. ED 2522. - ED 2522
This is a nice German WW1 trench dagger (with the exception of the German Nahkampfmesser or (close combat knife), most early trench knives were fabricated by hand by individual soldiers or blacksmiths for the purpose of silently killing sentries and other soldiers during trench raids.[6] These early "trench knives" were often shortened and sharpened Army-issue bayonets. One type of stabbing weapon, the French Nail, was made by cutting and pointing the steel stakes used to support the barbed wire protecting trenches. Some historians say that some trench knives models were inspired by the Bowie knife made by Rasiermesser Jabrik (a razor manufacturer) and is stamped on the blade with their name on one side and on the other ERN. WALD. RHEINL. The blade also carries an acceptance mark above the ERN.WALD.RHEINL. the wooden grips are held by three rivets and have nine grooves. The scabbard is made of blued metal with no dents but is missing its belt loop. See German Combat Knives 1914-1945 by Christian Mery on page 34 for a virtually identical knife. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2522.
£225.00

Original Inter World War German Trench Dagger / Fighting Knife with Stag Horn Handle, Pommel Marked 'Gesetzl Geschutzt' and Later Sheath. ED 2200. - ED 2200
This is an original Inter World War German Trench Dagger (With the exception of the German Nahkampfmesser or (close combat knife), most early trench knives were fabricated by hand by individual soldiers or blacksmiths for the purpose of silently killing sentries and other soldiers during trench raids. These early "trench knives" were often shortened and sharpened Army-issue bayonets. One type of stabbing weapon, the French Nail, was made by cutting and pointing the steel stakes used to support the barbed wire protecting trenches. Some historians say that some trench knives models were inspired by the Bowie knife) It has a Stag Horn handle with steel pommel cap marked 'Gesetzl Geschutzt' with number '3396'. Its 4 ¾ “single edged blade is clean. The dagger is complete with a later quality made brown leather sheath with single retaining strap & press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2200. (Trench Daggers)
£225.00
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