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WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.2 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 16190 - 16190
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 blackened, ribbed handle. It has a number 2 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel. It has an undamaged 176 mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with correct original leather scabbard which is in very good condition with external blackened chape and belt loop. One of the scabbard’s original 4 sewn on leather tabs has been contemporarily cut back. It has its original elastic retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16190

Original WW2 2nd Pattern Private Purchase Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panel To ‘H.A.F. Williamson’ & Scabbard. ED 2090 - ED 2090
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is excellent condition WW2 2nd pattern FS dagger and scabbard. This example is a Soldiers private purchase weapon. Its 164mm long double edged blackened blade with medial ridge has an etched banner on one side with name ‘H.A.F. Williamson’ no doubt the name of the WW2 Soldier who owned this dagger. Examples of private purchase FS daggers with etched panels are illustrated on pages 100 & 101 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and an oval cross guard. Its original scabbard with blackened brass chape and belt loop retains 2 of its original 4 sewn on tabs. As is common with these scabbards its elasticated retaining strap is present but perished. All stitching and leather are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2090

MINT Boxed & Cased Limited Edition No.75 of 7,500 Commemorative 2nd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'The Battle Of The Rhineland' By Wilkinson Sword From The Sterling Silver WW2 Victory Collection By The American Historical Foundation. ED 251 - ED 251
This superb Sterling Silver 2nd pattern FS Commando dagger was issued by The American Historical Foundation to as part of their 'WW2 Victory Collection' to commemorate the WW2 Battle Of The Rhineland. Only 7,500 daggers were produced for the Edition. The full size dagger is 11 3/4" overall length and is in pristine condition. It has a beautiful blade etched on one side with the Wilkinson Sword London name & crossed swords legend together with a depiction of the Remagen Bridge over the River Rhine. The ricasso is stamped with the weapons Edition number '75'. The reverse is etched 'In Honor Of The Battle Of The Rhineland’ with battle honour roll within scrolling panels. The knurled handle and plain cross guard retain all of their original finish. The dagger is contained in its original wooden case covered with grey velour material. The case has a hinged lid and 2 brass clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with grey velour & white silk. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger and the silk interior has the wording 'The World War II Victory Collection, The Battle Of The Rhineland Limited Edition Issued By The American Historical Foundation, Richmond Virginia' all in Gold. Also included is the daggers' certificate of Authenticity issued by the Foundation certifying the dagger as number 75 of 2,500 Worldwide & stating that the knife is ‘Solid Sterling Silver’ together with care instructions. All are contained in their original cardboard shipping box with American Historical Foundation label. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. ED 251

Presentation 3rd Pattern F.S. Commando Dagger With Inscribed Plaque To Staff Sgt Pete Hobson 29 Cdo Lt. Regt. RA 1972 and Two Plaques and a N.I. Presentation Tankard. Sn 11412 - 11412
A Presentation 3rd Pattern F.S. Commando dagger with inscribed plaque, two regimental plaques to Commando Light Regiment Royal Artillery and a N.I. presentation tankard inscribed on the rear with "D Troop Strabane N.I. Tour 92". The presentation mounted F.S. dagger is on a varnished teak triangular shaped plaque and is a 3rd pattern knife. The knife is in perfect condition and is blackened. The plaque has a brass inscribed plate which has "Presented to S/Sgt (Pete) Hobson From The Sergeants Mess 29 Cdo Lt Regt RA 1972" inscribed on it. The plaque and knife are in excellent undamaged condition. The two further plaques are:- Commando Light Battery Royal Artillery with the Queens Crown VIII and the Regimental Crest, 'Alma 1854", the second, has "7 (Sphinx) Commando Battery Royal Artillery, Egypt". It has a very nice blue enamelled panel in the centre, brass edged and with the Sphinx picked out in brass with 'Egypt' below. Both plaques are in perfect condition and ready for hanging for display. The tankard is Sheffield Pewter and has the Commando Light Battery crest raised on the front with the motto in a banner. On the reverse it is inscribed with "D Troop Stabane N.I. Tour 92". This is a very nice presentation collection of one mans service in the commando's. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11412

The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife And Other Commando Knives' Book by Ron Flook. BO 1026 - BO 1026
This is a new copy, mint condition, of 'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife And Other Commando Knives' book by Ron Flook. This is recognised as the definitive work on the Fairbairn-Sykes F.S. knife by Ron Flook. It was privately published by Ron in May 2013 and printed and bound by the 'CPI Group (UK), Croydon. The book is in mint condition and is fully illustrated throughout. It is a must have for any collector of F.S. knives. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1026

SOLD SOLD Original, WW2, 2nd Pattern, Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife And Scabbard. 8798:17 - 8798:17
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. ( See page 55 of British & Commonwealth Military knives By Flook). This is a nice example of the WW2, 2nd Pattern fighting knife. It has a knurled handle & plain crossguard. It is complete with original leather sheath with external chape. The sheath has a single belt loop it's 4 original stitched on tabs have been cut back. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 8798:17

Rare, WW2, FS Cast Hilt Variation Fighting Knife And Scabbard. ED 2087. - ED 2087
This is an excellent, original, WW2 variation of the FS Fighting knife. It has a one piece casting of the cross guard and grip which has bronze colouration with light ringing on the grip. A curious feature of the construction is it's solid metal projection beneath the cross guard, formed in one piece as an extension to it and serving as the leather washer commonly fitted to FS knives. The blade which is clean is similar to the Third Pattern version but is unmarked. (Pages 102 and 103 item 523-25 of Stephens book 'Fighting Knives' show examples of these knives and described them as extremely rare). The knife is complete with original leather scabbard. The brown leather scabbard is rivetted and stitched with single belt loop. The leather and stitching is intact. The belt loop is stamped 'Made in Sheffield, England' and the initials 'W.G.C' have been Contemporaneously scratched lightly into the leather. Price for this increasingly hard to find, sought after, FS Knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2087.
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