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SOLD SOLD (20/06) l, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 19642 - 19642
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 excellent 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 crisply marked with etched and blued panels, 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its clean, double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 170mm 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 and retains its 4 sewn on leather tabs. All stitching and leather are intact. The price for this very rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 19642
£0.00

WW2 British 2nd Pattern B2 WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 19594 - 19594
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 excellent, original, WW2 2nd pattern, B2 WD, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and steel oval cross guard. The top of the cross guard is stamped with War Dept 'B2' and WD broad arrow designation. It has a 170mm long double edged blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external brass chape. It retains its 4 sewn on leather tabs & the belt loop’s elastic retaining strap has been replaced by cord at some point in its life. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19594
£875.00

WW2 Era British WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) & Scabbard. Sn 19482 - 19482
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 ‘2’ mark. It has a 172mm long blued blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external brass chape, 4 original sewn on leather tabs and belt loop with elasticated retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19482
£1,200.00

WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.4 Mould Mark & Scabbard. ED 2622 - ED 2622
This is an 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 4 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel. It has an undamaged 177 mm blued clean double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with correct original leather scabbard which is in excellent condition with external blackened chape and belt loop. It has its original 4 sewn on leather & as is typical the original elastic retaining strap is present but perished. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2622
£495.00

**D-DAY PARA ATTRIBUTED**WW2 British 2nd Pattern B2 WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard With Provenance To Paratrooper Sgt Robert Faulkenham (12th Yorkshire Battalion) Wounded July 1944 & KC Shoulder Flash. Sn 19519 - 19519
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 excellent, original, WW2 2nd pattern, B2 WD, FS dagger and scabbard which belonged to Paratrooper Sgt Robert Faulkenham (12th Yorkshire Battalion) Wounded July 1944. A copy of a letter dated 2007 from a friend of Sgt Faulkner identifying the knife as belonging to him and additional notes added by a previous owner regarding Sgt Faulkenham’s Regiments actions on D-Day accompany the piece and can be read in image 2. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and steel oval cross guard. The top of the cross guard is stamped with War Dept 'B2' and WD broad arrow designation. It has a 174mm long double edged blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external brass chape. As is common with these scabbards its 4 sewn on leather tabs have been contemporarily cut back. As is common the belt loop’s elastic retaining strap is absent and a small eyelet contemporarily cut in the top of the belt loop (this allowed soldiers to attach their weapon to their uniform). Also accompanying the knife is a clean, period embroidered King’s crown Parachute Regiment shoulder flash. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19519
£1,475.00

SOLD SOLD (10/06) British WW2 3rd Pattern Commando Officer’s Nickel Plated Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.1 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 19444 - 19444
An original WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando Officer’s fighting knife. The 3rd pattern FS knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged nickel plated, ribbed handle which retains much of its original nickel plating. The hilt near the pommel has a number 1 mould mark. It has a 173mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade is sharp. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external blackened brass chape and belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs & original elasticated retaining strap which has perished in the centre at some point in its life and been tied in a knot to allow its continued use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19444
£0.00

**RARE**ORIGINAL 1st PATTERN HILT**WW2, 2nd Pattern, Wilkinson British Officer's, Nickel Plated, Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With ‘56’ WD Inspection Mark & Scabbard. Sn 19409 - 19409
2nd Pattern 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is a rare example of the WW2, 2nd Pattern, Officer's fighting knife with 1st Pattern knurled nickel plated hilt and 2nd pattern oval cross guard which has WD stamp ‘56’. See page 95 of ‘the Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook where he describes the ‘56’ mark as being one of 2 WD marks found on nickel finish examples (the other being ‘60’) & illustrates a ‘56’ marked 1st pattern handle example of the Officer’s Nickel finish 2nd Pattern and describes how similarities in ‘56’ marked knives and other knives without Wilkinson logos has led many collectors to conclude that they are in fact a Wilkinson product). It has a clean 171mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with original scabbard with nickel plated chape. As is common the scabbard’s elasticated retaining strap is absent. The centre top of the belt loop has a period cut eyelet to allow attachment to uniform which was common practice during the war. All leather and stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19409
£1,200.00

Post WW2, Full Size, Fairbairn Sykes FS Pattern Commando Fighting Knife With Bakelite Or Tropical Hard Wood Hilt, Blued Blade & Scabbard. Sn 19410 - 19410
An excellent, full size, Fairbairn Sykes pattern fighting knife. This knife has an undamaged smooth bakelite or tropical hard wood handle. It has a blued oval cross guard and blued 167mm dagger blade with medial ridge. There are no manufacturer or date marks on this knife. It is complete with tan 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 19410
£395.00

WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Correct Scabbard. Sn 19035 - 19035
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 steel cross guard (these daggers were made with both steel and brass cross guards, see item 9.33 page 137 of Flook’s book). The wood handle has a couple of fine old stable cracks near to the cross guard only visible on close inspection. The cracks are stable and the hilt and blade secure with no movement. The pommel has the correct screw bolt. It has a 175mm 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 19035
£475.00

WW2 British Royal Marines Double Etched 2nd Pattern FS Fighting Knife With Scabbard, Green Beret, William Rodgers Sheffield Utility Knife With Scabbard Many Original WW2 Photos & Ephemera Attributed to L/Cpl Marine Arthur John Kirkby . Sn 19133/4 - 19133/4
This original WW2 collection is attributed to Marine Arthur John Kirkby, who in the post war years served with the Territorial Army. Lance Corporal Arthur John Kirby was born in 1925 and at the early stage of WW2 volunteered as a Messenger Boy with the local Home Guard based in Norwich. After the war he volunteered for Territorial service with the RAMC and Royal Engineers. The collection comprises: His 2nd pattern FS fighting knife with correct brass hilt . Its 157mm blade is clean and is double etched. One side has ‘The FS Fighting Knife’ within panel, the reverse Wilkinson Sword London within panel. Its original scabbard has blackened external chape. As is common its original 4 sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap are absent. All leather & stitching are intact. His private purchase combat / utility knife with 8” fullered blade to the fortes details of William Rodgers I cut my way trademark & Made in Sheffield England. The hilt with compressed leather washer grip and complete with brown leather scabbard. His RM green beret. The material of the green beret is clean and has just a few small stable moth holes. It is mounted with its original RM brass cap badge The badge has its original split pin to the rear. The beret has no manufacturer or date marks to the lining. The beret is approx. UK size 6. All are accompanied by a selection of original photographs, paperwork etc, appertaining to Lance Corporal Arthur John Kirby including a letter dated December 1943 from his old Home Guard Commanding Officer congratulating on becoming a Marine. A Christmas menu for HMS Kenya 1945 and the photographs indicate Far East service. The price for this rare to find original WW2 collection of Royal Marines Equipment including a double etched FS fighting knife with original photos to a named Marine which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 19133/4
£1,995.00
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