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SOLD SOLD (14/01) **MINT**Cased, 1995, William Rodgers Sheffield, ‘50th Anniversary WW2 1939-1945’ Commemorative Etched Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife (Choice Of Case Colour). Sn 17157:1 - 17157:1
These full size FS daggers are made to the same exacting standards of specification and detail as FS knives used during WW2. 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 has a scrolling banner with wording ‘To Commemorate The 50th Anniversary of World War II 1939-1945’. 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 green felt. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The price includes UK delivery. (NB A CHOICE OF CASE COLOUR IS AVAILABLE: GREEN, RED OR BLACK). Sn 17157:1
£0.00

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

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
£1,650.00

SOLD SOLD (05/03) Private Purchase WW2 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Panels & Banner To ‘Amos H, Gerding’ (U.S. Army 1110th Engineer Combat Group) & Scabbard With Dossier Of Research. Sn 17922 - 17922
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 178mm 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 ‘Amos H, Gerding’ (Amos 'Dick' Gerding (1918-1992) was an enlisted man with the U.S. Army 1110th Engineer Combat Group in 1945. Elements of the Unit built many bridges and saw much action during the push to defeat Germany including at Utah Beach, Remagen and the general Hodges bridge Bad Godesburg, Germany for which the Engineers were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation). 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 as is common is without its elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. The dagger is accompanied by a Dossier of internet research documents which include antecedents of the Soldier, some details of his service including a copy of a hand drawn portrait of the Soldier dated 13th July 1945 Goppingen Germany, an image of his grave stone in Ohio USA and WW2 Unit Information. The price for this rare item includes UK delivery. Sn 17922
£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 (05/02) 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
£0.00

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

MINT, H.G. Long & Co Sheffield WW2 Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Plated Hilt, Etched Blade, ‘In Honor Of The Battle For Okinawa’, Numbered ‘1312’ & Scabbard. Sn 14541 - 14541
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Marine and Army forces against the Imperial Japanese Army. The initial invasion of Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. This is a post WW2 Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes form Etched FS Commando Dagger By H.G. Long & Co Sheffield one of a set of 6 commissioned by the American Historical Society to commemorate the Battle for Okinawa. This excellent full size dagger is in near mint condition. It has an undamaged plated alloy handle with smooth grip. It has an undamaged 176 mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. Both sides Of the blade are etched with panels highlighted in gold. On one side ‘In Honor Of The Battle For Okinawa’ together with Sea & Air invasion scene and ’17 May- 30 Jun 45’. The reverse has Tanks & American Soldiers in the field together with manufacturer detail and blade number ‘1312’(all illustrated). The dagger is complete with quality leather scabbard which is in excellent condition. It has an external brass chape and belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener. It also has 4 sewn on leather tabs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14541
£345.00

SOLD SOLD (01/03) Post WW2 British WD Nowill & Sons Sheffield 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With WW2 Scabbard. Sn 16482 - 16482
The 3rd pattern FS knife was introduced in 1942 and issue of the knives to Commandos continued post WW2 (see pages 159-178 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook Regarding Post War FS knives). The Nowill family are recorded as Sheffield cutler's since the 16th Century. The family traded under various names and Trademarks until John Nowill acquired the 'crossed keys' trademark in 1842. John Nowill retired from the business in 1847 - three years before his death on 24 October 1850 and the name of the business adopted the 'Nowill & Sons' name (see page 242 of the Sheffield Knife book By Tweedale). Nowill & Sons made FS Commando Fighting Knives for the British War Dept. This is an excellent original 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife made post WW2 by Nowill & Sons. This example has an undamaged alloy ribbed handle. It has Nowill’s Trademark cast on the hilt which also has a WD with broad arrow mark. It has an undamaged 155 mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with WW2 leather scabbard which has the correct external blackened chape and belt loop. It has its original 4 sewn on leather tabs & elastic retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16482
£0.00
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