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WW2 Era British WD 3rd Pattern B2 Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.1 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 16596 - 16596
This is an excellent original 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife (see The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged ribbed brass / alloy handle. It has a number 1 mould mark on the hilt near to the pommel. It has an undamaged 171 mm double edged blued dagger blade with medial ridge and blued oval cross guard which is stamped with WD arrow and ‘B2’. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop. As is common the scabbard has had its 4 original sewn on tabs cut back. Its elasticated retaining strap is present but again as is common perished at one end. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16596
£475.00

Post WW2 British Wilkinson Sword ‘Best Commando On Course Prize’ Nickel Plated 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With Etched Panel & Scabbard. ED 2486 - ED 2486
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 178mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has an etched panel on one side ‘Wilkinson Sword London Made In England’ together with crossed swords legend & QE II Royal Appointment. It is complete with its leather scabbard with blackened external chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on leather tabs (the edge of one tab is absent) and elasticated retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2486
£375.00

WW2 British WD Wilkinson 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Hilt Mark ‘Broad Arrow Above T’ & Scabbard. ED 2485 - ED 2485
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. Examples with ‘Broad Arrow Above T’ marks have been seen on WW2 issue FS knives (see page 154 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). Our example is in very good condition. It has a 170mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge. The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and a blued oval cross guard. The hilt near to the cross guard is stamped with ‘Broad Arrow Above T’ mark (illustrated). It’s scabbard has a blackened brass chape. It’s original elasticated retaining strap has been removed in the period and been replaced with a leather loop. As is common, the scabbard’s original 4 sewn on leather tabs have been cut back. All stitching and leather are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2485
£675.00

WW2 Era British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.3 Mould Mark & Scabbard Marked ‘L.Symcock’. Sn 17073 - 17073
This is an excellent original 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife (see The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged brass / alloy handle. It has a number 3 mould mark on the hilt near to the pommel. It has an undamaged 170 mm double edged blued 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 has had its 4 original sewn on tabs cut back. Its elasticated retaining strap is present. The belt loop is hand inscribed ‘L.Symcock’ on both sides, most likely the name of the Commando issued with this fighting knife. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17073
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (30/12) WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2484 - ED 2484
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 170 mm long blued 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 elastic retaining strap. The price for this 'sterile' FS dagger includes UK delivery. ED 2484
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (31/12) RARE, WW2 British Wilkinson 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & Scabbard. Sn 16963 - 16963
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 169mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge 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 blackened brass with knurled grip and a blued oval cross guard. It has its original scabbard with blackened brass chape and belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap. All stitching and leather are intact. The price for this rare FS fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 16963
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 16887 - 16887
The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and were produced by Wilkinson Sword (see page 63 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This is a very good, original WW2 1st pattern, FS dagger with original 1st pattern scabbard. The hilt is brass with original nickel finish & knurled grip with correct 2” oval wave cross guard. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 169mm in length (blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground). The blade has some staining consistent with age. It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape and integral belt loop with retaining strap. The correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastens securely. The price for this increasingly rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 16887
£0.00

WW2 Era British WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) & Scabbard. Sn 16965 - 16965
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 page 127 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Ron Flook). This WW2 era WD marked Beaded and Ribbed Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife has a brass beaded and ribbed grip with 9 rows of beads. The hilt is stamped with WD arrow above number ‘9’ mark. It has a 170mm long blued blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external brass chape, 4 sewn on leather tabs and belt loop. As is common its original elasticated retaining strap has perished with age. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16965
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (30/12) WW2 & Post War Bay Of Pigs Invasion, Sterile, Landers, Frary and Clark, U.S. Office Of Strategic Command (O.S.S. Special Forces) Stiletto Fighting Knife (Fairbairn Sykes 2nd Pattern FS) & Correct Original Pancake Flipper Scabbard. - 16967
The OSS stiletto is listed in the OSS weapons catalogue produced in June 1944. The knives based on the British FS 2nd pattern dagger were made by the American cutlers Landers, Frary and Clark who supplied 10,000 stilettos and scabbards to the OSS. The knives were used by the OSS during WW2 who co-ordinated espionage activities behind enemy lines and required specialised weaponry for the high operational risk of close combat encounters. Their stock of knives were inherited by the American CIA post WW2 and were reportedly issued to personnel involved in the Bay of Pigs Invasion (see pages 218 – 222 of Flook’s book ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & other Commando Knives’). Connecticut based housewares company Landers, Frary and Clark was well placed to employ its extensive manufacturing capabilities towards the OSS contract. Production began in June 1942. As a measure of wartime austerity, the company used the same stamping tool for their household spatula to make the steel scabbard back. This is still known today amongst the military knife collector community as the "pancake flipper” scabbard. This is an excellent original example of the WW2 OSS Stilletto, fighting knife. It has the correct knurled brass handle (only different from the British 2nd pattern FS in that the knurling on the hilt extends full length to the cross guard on the American version). It has the correct steel cross guard and 160mm blued, double edged blade with medial ridge which is typically slimmer than the FS 2nd pattern. As is normal with special forces equipment there are no manufacturer or unit marks on the stiletto or its scabbard. The stiletto’s leather scabbard with stitched seam is mounted with the correct original green painted pancake flipper steel frame. The flipper section which acts as a belt bar has the correct small rubber retaining strap loop. The price for this rare OSS piece includes UK delivery. Sn 16967
£0.00

WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2482 - ED 2482
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 is in excellent condition with nickel plated brass knurled handle & oval cross guard. The knife is ‘sterile’ with no manufacturer or Unit marks. The knife has a 172 mm long blade with medial ridge. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and elasticated retaining strap. The price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. ED 2482
£675.00
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