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SOLD SOLD (22/09) RARE, WW2 British Wilkinson 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & Scabbard. Sn 17706 - 17706
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 167mm long double edged blade with medial ridge has just 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 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 & as is common the elasticated retaining strap is absent. All stitching and leather are intact. The price for this rare FS fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 17706
£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

SOLD SOLD (05/10) German Hunting Knife and Scabbard by Gebruder Rauh Grafrath Solingen. ED 2521 - ED 2521
This is a nice Inter War by Gebruder Rauh Grafrath Solingen who were best known for cut throat razors. The knife has a 5 inch single edged blade with a short false top edge and is marked to the blade with the makers monogram and Gebruder Rauh Grafrath Solgingen. The crossguard is made of steel with ball finials and the grip is made of bone, carved on one side with two running stags. The scabbard is made of white metal and leather with a belt attachment or frog stud to the top mount. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2521
£0.00

WW2 British 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 17215 - 17215
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 original, WW2 2nd pattern FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and a steel oval cross guard. It has a 177mm long double edged blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external blackened steel chape. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and as is common the elastic retaining strap has perished. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17215
£575.00

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

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 (09/10) 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
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (05/10) 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
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (19/10) 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
£0.00

Post WW2, Full Size, Fairbairn Sykes FS Pattern Commando Fighting Knife With Bakelite Or Tropical Hard Wood Hilt, Blued Blade & Scabbard. Sn 17176 - 17176
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 17176
£275.00
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