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WW2 British WD 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With ‘Broad Arrow Above 12’ Mark & Scabbard. Sn 17557 - 17557
This is a very good original WW2 era 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife (see The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged blackened brass ribbed handle. The hilt has a ‘Broad Arrow Above 12’ mark. It has an undamaged 175 mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop. The scabbard has had 2 of its original 4 sewn on tabs cut back and as is common its elasticated retaining strap is absent. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17557
£395.00

RARE, WW2 British Wilkinson 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & Scabbard. Sn 17539 - 17539
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. Our rare to find example is in very good condition. Its 167mm long double edged blade with medial has just light areas of staining consistent with age. The blade has etched panels on both sides, one side ‘The FS Fighting Knife’ the reverse with ‘Wilkinson Sword London’ name & crossed swords legend. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and oval steel cross guard. It has its original scabbard with brass chape and belt loop. As is common the scabbard’s original 4 sewn on tabs have been cut back. It’s elasticated retaining strap is present. All stitching and leather are intact. The price for this rare FS fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 17539
£975.00

**ISSUED BUT UN-USED**MINT BLADE** WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Correct Scabbard. Sn 17625 - 17625
An original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and correct scabbard in superb, issued but un-used 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). The pommel has the correct screw bolt. It has a 171mm blued dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade is near mint, razor sharp with all of its original finish. 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 superb condition, clean with all leather and stitching intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17625
£495.00

WW2 Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Wood Hilt Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Rare Original 1943 WD Scabbard. ED 2515 - ED 2515
An original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger (see Page 137 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook) with original WW2 dated WD leather scabbard. The hilt is black painted wood with grooved grip and an oval steel cross guard (these daggers were made with both steel and brass cross guards, see item 9.35 page 137 of Flook’s book for an example with brass cross guard). It has a 175mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade is very sharp. The dagger has its original open top leather scabbard with belt loop. The belt loop is impressed with WD arrows and stores codes and ‘43’ (1943) date (all illustrated). The riveted and stitched scabbard is clean and undamaged. All leather stitching and rivets are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2515
£495.00

**SOLD**SOLD**7/7**MINT, Post 1952 Cased Presentation Wilkinson Sword Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panel Blade. Sn 17514 - 17514
This near mint, full size, Presentation Quality 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was produced to Commemorate the iconic British Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando fighting knife. It has a 177mm long blued blade etched on one side with QEII Royal appointment and Wilkinson Sword London manufacturer name together with crossed swords trademark. This is a 'combat quality' dagger. The 3rd pattern ribbed handle and cross guard retain all of their original blue finish. The dagger is contained in its original Wilkinson Sword Co display case. The case has clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined in green felt & white silk & is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The silk lining of the case Has the Wilkinson Sword name & trademark together with Royal appointments in gold. The price for this excellent presentation piece includes UK delivery. Sn 17514
£0.00

**SOLD**SOLD**1/7**RARE, WW2 British Wilkinson 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & Scabbard. Sn 17363 - 17363
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. Our rare to find example is in excellent condition. Its 156mm long double edged blade with medial ridge is clean. The blade has etched panels on both sides, one side ‘The FS Fighting Knife’ the reverse with ‘Wilkinson Sword London’ name & crossed swords legend. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and a blued oval cross guard. It has its original scabbard with brass chape and belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on tabs & elasticated retaining strap. All stitching and leather are intact. The price for this rare FS fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 17363
£0.00

WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 17242 - 17242
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is an excellent 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 176 mm long blade with medial ridge. The blade is clean and razor sharp. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt with elastic retaining strap & 4 sewn on leather tabs. The price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 17242
£745.00

SOLD SOLD (08/06) 1971 British WD George Ibberson Sheffield IB-4432 Stores Marked 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 17316 - 17316
An excellent original 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 and issue of the knives to Commandos continued into the modern era. In the 1960’s and 70’s The Sheffield cutlers George Ibberson & John Clarke secured Government contracts to supply FS fighting knives alongside Wilkinson sword (see pages 163-165 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook and plates 11.5 and 11.6 of page 164 in the same book where FS daggers with same date and stores code are illustrated). This example by Ibberson has an undamaged blackened ribbed brass / alloy handle with undamaged 170mm long blade. The cross guard is stamped with WD arrow, stores code 'IB-4432' and dated '1971'. It is also marked 'G.Ibberson & Co Sheffield England'. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external chape and single belt loop with elasticated retaining strap. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17316
£0.00

WW2 British Wade & Butcher, Sheffield, ‘Gillwell’ RAF Servicing Commando Fighting Knife With Bone Pommel & Scabbard. Sn 17124 - 17124
These knives were an issue item to members of the RAF Servicing Commando which was formed in 1942. Primarily their work was to service aircraft on front line airfields. There were 14 separate units and saw service in North Africa, Italy, Sicily, France & The Far East. See pages 37 to 38 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook. Flook states that the knives were issued with compressed leather handles which had bone or stag horn pommels and examples with stag horn or bone hilts have been noted. In his book page 38, plate 74, a contemporary photograph of a member of The RAF Servicing Commando in action in Normandy servicing an aircraft at a front line airfield is illustrated. His knife is clearly shown in wear. Our variant has compressed leather rings hilt. It has a small brass finger guard and bone pommel secured by screw bolt. It has a 117mm single edged drop point blade which has just light staining consistent with age and measures 228mm overall length. The back edge of the blade has a serrated section. The ricasso is marked by the maker ‘Wade & Butcher Sheffield England’ and the reverse has Maltese cross mark and an indistinct inspection mark. ‘Gillwell’ is factory etched one side of the blade. The knife has its undamaged, open top brown leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The leather is impressed ‘Sheffield England’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17124
£295.00

WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 17215 - 17125
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is a very good condition 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard (see ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’ by Flook). The dagger has the correct blackened brass knurled handle & oval cross guard. The knife is ‘sterile’ with no manufacturer or Unit marks. The knife has a clean, 170 mm long blade with medial ridge. Its original scabbard has a blacked brass chape and integral belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and as is common its elastic retaining strap is present but perished with age. The price for this 'sterile' FS dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 17125
£675.00
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