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**RARE**DIRECT FROM FAMILY** WW2 British 1st Pattern Wilkinson FS Commando Fighting Knife Double Etched Panels, Grip Contemporarily Smoothed For Grip, 3 Notches Cut Into Guard & 1st Pattern Scabbard Both Carried & Used By A British WW2 Para. - 18844
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 original WW2 1st pattern, FS dagger with original 1st pattern scabbard both received directly from the family of a British paratrooper who carried and used the knife during WW2. The family stated that their Father had told them the fighting knife had ‘seen much use’ which may account for the fact that the knife’s correct 2” oval wave cross guard has 3 notches period cut into one edge (it was common for Soldiers on all sides to cut notches into weapons each time they were used in combat or to count kills). The hilt is brass and its nickel finish and knurled surface are absent as the paratrooper had the original finish smoothed to fit his grip. The ricasso is marked with correct etched and blued panels, 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 163mm 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 female ‘Newey’ press stud fastener. The male part of the fastener is absent and there is a small tear in the top of the belt loop most likely an old field adaptation to allow it to be attached to uniform which was common in WW2. All other leather & stitching are intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & scabbard which has obviously seen action with a British Paratrooper in WW2 includes UK delivery (The family of the paratrooper have declined to be named and wish to remain anonymous). Sn 18844
£2,450.00

SOLD SOLD (20/09) WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern 'Sterile' Original Blackened Finish Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 18736 - Sn.18736
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is an excellent condition 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard (see Chapter 7 of ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’ by Flook). The dagger has the correct original blackened brass knurled handle & oval blued cross guard. The knife is ‘sterile’ with no manufacturer or Unit marks, typical of special forces weapons. The knife has a 172 mm long blued blade with medial ridge. Its scabbard is has a blacked brass chape and integral belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and *elastic retaining strap (which is showing signs of wear). There are some markings to the rear top of the scabbard which should polish out. The price for this 'sterile' WW2 FS dagger with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 18736
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 08/09) WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.4 Mould Mark & Scabbard. ED 2499 - ED 2499
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 blackened alloy ribbed handle. It has a number 4 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel. It has an undamaged 176 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 detached on one edge. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2499
£0.00

*SOLD*SOLD*2/9 *VERY RARE**Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. Sn 18574 - 18574
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 174mm 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. All stitching and leather are intact. The price for this very rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 18574
£0.00

Cased, Limited Edition Blade 406 Of 500, WW2 Commemorative Wilkinson Sword Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'United We Conquer 1940-1945' With Etched Blade. Sn 18663 - 18663
The British Commandos were formed in the early stages of the Second World War, in June 1940, following a request from the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, for a force that could carry out raids against German-occupied Europe. Initially drawn from within the British Army from soldiers who volunteered for the Special Service Brigade, the Commandos' ranks would eventually be filled by members of all branches of the United Kingdom's armed forces and a number of foreign volunteers from German-occupied countries. Reaching a war time strength of over 30 individual units and four assault brigades, the Commandos served in all theatres of war from the Arctic Circle to Europe and from the Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre to South-East Asia. Their operations ranged from small groups of men landing from the sea or by parachute to a brigade of assault troops spearheading the Allied invasions of Europe and Asia. All Commandos were issued with the iconic FS Fighting knife. This attractive full size (11 ¾” overall) 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was produced post WW2 by Wilkinson Sword in a Limited Edition of 500 blades to Commemorate the British Commandos WW2 Service 1940-1945. The knife is in excellent condition. It has a nickel plated blade etched on both sides One side ‘1940-1945’ the reverse ‘United We Conquer’. The ricasso of one side is etched with the Wilkinson Sword manufacturer's panel & QEII Royal Appointment. The reverse has blade number ‘FS 406’ (Fairbairn Sykes 406 of 500). The ribbed handle and cross guard retain their original gilt finish. 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 green felt and cushioned silk which has Commando’s battle honours in gold. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The lid has Wilkinson Sword’s trade mark and Commando title above 1940-1945. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18663
£575.00

**RARE**NOT SEEN BEFORE**AIR MINISTRY MARKED**WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando & RAF Pilot’s Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 18500 - 18500
An original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and correct scabbard in very good condition (see pages 133 to 137 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). The hilt is natural wood with grooved grip and an oval alloy cross guard which is ‘AM’ (Air Ministry) stamped. There is also an indistinct roundel stamp. Both stamps can be seen in the images. The fact that the cross guard is light alloy rather than heavier steel or brass would indicate that this was a pilots knife. In his book page 133 Ron Flook references the use of wood handled FS daggers by WW2 Pilot’s with a contemporary image of a Pilot carrying a wood hilt FS dagger while being debriefed at an airfield in France shortly after D day June 1944. However Ron states that he has never seen an Air Ministry marked example making this a rare piece. The wood hilt has some fine old stable cracks near to the cross guard only visible on close inspection. The hilt and blade are secure with no movement. The pommel has the correct screw bolt. It has a clean 171mm steel dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger has its original correct leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with stud fastener. The riveted and stitched scabbard is in excellent condition, clean with all leather and stitching intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18500
£675.00

Post WW2 Service Carried Condition British Wilkinson Sword ‘Best Commando On Course Prize’ Nickel Plated 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With Etched Panel & Scabbard. Sn 18255 - 18255
An original, 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with etched Wilkinson Sword panel. These post WW2 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 obviously carried in service after being awarded. It has an undamaged ribbed and nickel plated brass handle and oval nickel plated cross guard. It has a 166mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has an etched panel on one side ‘Wilkinson Sword Ltd Made In England’ within foliate panel & crossed swords legend. The etching is rubbed consistent with service use. 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 18255
£495.00

WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern 'Sterile' Original Blackened Finish Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 18340 - 18340
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is an excellent condition 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard (see Chapter 7 of ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’ by Flook). The dagger has the correct original blackened brass knurled handle & oval blued cross guard. The knife is ‘sterile’ with no manufacturer or Unit marks, typical of special forces weapons. The knife has a 172 mm long blued blade with medial ridge. Its scabbard is 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 scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 18340
£975.00

**RARE**CARRIED & USED CONDITION**WW2 British Wilkinson 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & Scabbard. ED 2476 - ED 2476
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, carried & used condition. Its 166mm long double edged blade with medial ridge is clean and sharp. 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 2nd pattern knurled grip and oval steel cross guard. It has its original scabbard with blackened 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. ED 2476
£1,200.00

**RARE**Cased, Vietnam War U.S. Special Edition Presentation British Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Form Stiletto Dagger By Japan Sword Etched To The Airborne ‘5th Special Forces Group Vietnam’. ED 2475 - ED 2475
The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (5th SFG (A)) is one of the most decorated active duty United States Army Special Forces groups in the U.S. armed forces. The 5th SFG (A) saw extensive action in the Vietnam War and played a pivotal role in the early months of Operation Enduring Freedom. 5th Group—as it is sometime called—is designed to deploy and execute nine doctrinal missions: unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, direct action, counter-insurgency, special reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, information operations, counterproliferation of weapon of mass destruction, and security force assistance. These Stiletto daggers by Japan Sword were based on the British FS fighting knife and were presented to numbers of the 5th Special forces group upon completion of tours in Vietnam (see page 136 of Thompson’s Commando dagger where he describes these daggers as “because of the mystique surrounding this unit in Vietnam this is probably the most sought after of the Special forces F.S’s”). This example has the correct FS form grip made up of 3 chequered sections separated by 2 un-chequered bands. The polished 170mm double edged blade with medial ridge is clean and correctly etched on one side ‘5th Special Forces Group Vietnam’. The cross guard is signed by the Japanese manufacturer ‘Japan Sword’ and has the crest of the 5th SFG. The dagger is contained in its original wooden case covered with green leatherette material. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with green felt. The interior is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The price for this Vietnam war U.S. Special forces presentation piece includes UK delivery. ED 2475
£895.00
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