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SOLD SOLD (05/04) WW2 British WD 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.3 Mould Mark & Scabbard. ED 2555 - ED 2555
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 alloy ribbed handle. It has a number 3 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel and WD inspection mark near the cross guard . It has a 175 mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external blackened chape and belt loop. The scabbard has its 4 original sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2555
£0.00

**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

WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Mint Un-Issued Scabbard. ED 2546 - ED 2546
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is an excellent 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 blade with medial ridge. Its original scabbard is near mint in un-issued stores fresh condition. It 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' WW2 FS dagger with near mint scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2546
£745.00

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

RARE, 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
£1,595.00

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

SOLD SOLD (28/03) RARE, American Soldier’s Private Purchase WW2 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Panels & Banner To ‘V.W. Weidman’ & Scabbard. Sn 17685 - 17685
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 a clean, undamaged 175mm 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 ‘V.W Weidman’. 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 17685
£0.00

FS Commando Dagger; Hand Made Fitted Display Cases for 2nd & 3rd Patterns, Presentation and Commemorative Daggers. Sn 17694 - 17694
These hand made display cases for the Wilkinson Fairbairn Sykes Commado Daggers. They have been made to display the 2nd and 3rd pattern daggers , also for presentation and commemorative pieces. Each case measures 9.5cm x 3.5 cm x 35 cms. They are covered in leatherette and lined with 'silk'. They make great gifts and enhance any display or collection. We are able to supply cases to fit any knife or dagger and can quote for a case to take individual pieces. These cases are supplied EMPTY. The daggers in the images are NOT included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17694
£85.00

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
£325.00
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