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WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Correct Scabbard. Sn 18266 - 18266
An original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and correct scabbard in very good condition (see Page 137 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). The hilt is natural wood with grooved grip and an oval brass cross guard (these daggers were made with both steel and brass cross guards, see item 9.33 page 137 of Flook’s book for an example with brass cross guard). One side of the wood has a fine old stable crack near to the cross guard only visible on close inspection. The crack is stable and the hilt and blade secure with no movement. The pommel has the correct screw bolt. It has a 171mm steel dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has areas of light staining consistent with age. The dagger has its original correct leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with stud fastener. The riveted and stitched scabbard is in the same very good condition, clean with all leather and stitching intact. The leather is impressed ‘Made In Sheffield England’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18266
£475.00

WW2 Era British Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) & Scabbard. Sn 18272 - 18272
The Beaded & Ribbed variant of the Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting knife was available as a private purchase weapon but were also WD 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 visible WD marks on the knife. It has a 174mm long blued blade with medial ridge which is sharp. It is complete with original scabbard with 4 sewn on leather tabs and belt loop with retaining strap with press stud fastener. Unusually the scabbard has a leather chape instead of the usual external metal chape. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18272
£975.00

**MINT**WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 18250 - 18250
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is a near mint 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 171 mm long blade with medial ridge. The blade is clean. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. It retains its 4 sewn on leather tabs. AS is common the original elasticated retaining strap is present but is partially perished in the centre section. The price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 18250
£1,295.00

**AS FOUND & UN-MESSED WITH**WW2 British WD 2nd Pattern B2 Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 18258 - 18258
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 an original, British WD WW2 2nd pattern, B2, FS dagger and scabbard in excellent condition. The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and a blued steel oval cross guard. The top of the cross guard is stamped with faint War Dept 'B2' and WD broad arrow designation. It has a 171mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard which has the correct blackened external brass chape. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and as is common its original elastic retaining strap is present but perished in places and detached from one edge of the belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18258
£945.00

Post 1952 QE II British Wilkinson Sword ‘Best Commando On Course Prize’ Nickel Plated 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With Etched Panel & Scabbard. Sn 18273 - 18273
An original, excellent condition, 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with etched Wilkinson Sword panel. These quality knives were reputedly presented to the ‘best commando on course’ after completion of their arduous training and are 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 Commando prize knife has an undamaged ribbed and nickel plated brass handle and oval nickel plated cross guard. It has a clean 180mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has an etched panel on one side ‘Wilkinson Sword Ltd Made In England’ together with crossed swords legend & Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointment. It is complete with its leather scabbard with external nickel plated chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on leather tabs and elasticated retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18273
£675.00

**AS FOUND**ATTRIBUTED DIRECT FROM FAMILY**WW2 British 3rd Pattern B2 Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife To L/ Cpl Bernard James Caton Royal Armoured Corps (RAC), 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) With Scabbard & Copy Of Service Record. - 18209
This is an excellent original 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife (see The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This example is in as found direct from the family of WW2 British Lance Corporal Bernard James Caton Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) & 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) complete with a copy of the Soldier’s army record of service provided by the family. The record shows lance Corporal Caton serving with the RAC Queen’s Bays between 29.6.44 & 4.1.48 (The 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army. The regiment became part of the Royal Armoured Corps in 1939). It has an undamaged ribbed alloy handle & 163 mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge and blued oval cross guard. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop. As is common the scabbard’s elasticated retaining strap is absent. It retains its 4 original sewn on leather tabs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18209
£495.00

Original WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Later Post War Re-Finished & Engraved ‘In Commemoration Of The Victory Of El-Alamien (Alamein Incorrectly Spelt) & Scabbard. ED 2545 - ED 2545
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is an original 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 been re-finished post war & the blade engraved ‘In Commemoration Of The Victory Of El-Alamien (Alamein Incorrectly Spelt). The blade is 166 mm long with medial ridge. The plating on the blade has blemishes. Its scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt with elastic retaining strap & 4 sewn on leather tabs. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2545
£695.00

**MINT**Cased, William Rodgers Sheffield, ‘Operation Desert Storm 17 January 1991’ Commemorative Etched Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife (Choice Of Case Colour). Sn 17157:3 - 17157:3
These full size FS daggers are made to the same exacting standards of specification and detail as FS knives used during WW2 & post war. The knife is near mint, measures 11 ¾” overall length and has a blackened alloy or brass ribbed 3rd pattern FS hilt & blackened steel cross guard. The dagger is by the prestigious cutlers William Rodgers of Sheffield. One side of the polished steel blade is etched ‘To Commemorate Operation Desert Storm 17 January 1991’ within scrolling banners. The cross guard bears the William Rodgers Sheffield England’ name. The dagger is contained in its quality leatherette wrapped wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with black felt. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The price includes UK delivery. (NB A CHOICE OF CASE COLOUR IS AVAILABLE: BLACK,GREEN OR RED). Sn 17157:3
£295.00

**SOLD**1/6**ARE, American Or Canadian Soldier’s Private Purchase WW2 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Panels & Banner To ‘C.A. Harper’ & Scabbard. Sn 17919 - 17919
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. Examples with etched blades are illustrated in Chapter 7 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook. American & Canadian special forces soldiers & Officers bought FS fighting knives as private purchase weapons. Examples of named, etched blades are illustrated on pages 96 & 97 of Flook’s book. This example has a knurled 2nd pattern brass hilt and blued oval cross guard. It has an undamaged 164mm blade with medial ridge & etched panels. One side ‘Wilkinson Sword London’ with crossed swords legend. The reverse ‘The FS Fighting Knife’. One side of the blade has a crisp etched & blued scrolling banner with name ‘C.A. Harper’. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with blued external chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 sewn on leather tabs and elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. The price for this rare item worthy of further research regarding the blade name includes UK delivery. Sn 17919
£0.00

American Soldier’s Private Purchase WW2 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife Wilkinson Sword Etched Panels & Banner To ‘Hank Fieberg (Fiebig) 36266305 ’ (Sgt U.S. Army 28th Infantry ‘Bloody Bucket Boys’ Bronze Star Recipient), Scabbard & Research - 17704
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. Examples with etched blades are illustrated in Chapter 7 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook. American & Canadian special forces soldiers & Officers bought FS fighting knives as private purchase weapons. Examples of named, etched blades are illustrated on pages 96 & 97 of Flook’s book. This example has an undamaged knurled and blackened 2nd pattern hilt and blued oval cross guard. It has an undamaged 176mm blade with medial ridge & etched panels. One side ‘Wilkinson Sword London’ with crossed swords legend. The reverse ‘The FS Fighting Knife’. One side of the blade has a crisp etched & blued scrolling banner with name & service number ‘Hank Fieberg 36266305 ’ (correspondence with the dagger indicates that Sgt is also referred to as Fiebig in some documents relating to him). A Dossier of documents accompanying the dagger describe the interesting career of this WW2 Soldier. A Synopsis of the documents states ‘he served with WW2 28th infantry Division nicknamed The bloody Bucket Boys by the Germans due to the casualties they received in action. He was present on D-Day and served in the Battle of The Bulge. He saved his company & captured 4 Nazi troops using just wire cutters (a copy of a period newspaper article with this collection outlines the Sgt’s actions when unarmed he cut through wire allowing he and his colleagues to approach the enemy and pretending the cutters were a side arm capture 4 enemy troops). He was a Bronze Star recipient. An image with the collection shows ‘Hank’ playing a guitar in uniform at an orphanage in Wiltz Germany 5th December 1944. The night before the town was bombed. The dossier also includes copies of the Sgt’s service record / antecedents and some paper copy photos of both he and his family. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external chape and single belt loop. As is common its 4 sewn on leather tabs and elasticated retaining strap are absent. All leather & stitching are intact. The price for this rare item to a named American Soldier who saw much action includes UK delivery. Sn 17704
£1,895.00
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