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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 It retains its 4 sewn on leather tabs & the belt loop’s elastic retaining strap has been replaced by cord at some point in its life.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

**SOLD**30/11****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
£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

**MINT**Cased Commemorative WW2 Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'Commando 1940-45' By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Blade. Sn 19108 - 19108
The British Commandos were formed during 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 wartime 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 superb 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was produced to Commemorate the British Army Commandos WW2 Service 1940-1945. The knife is in pristine condition. It has a beautiful 175mm blued blade etched on both sides with gold foliate design panels. The ricasso is etched at the ricasso with the manufacturer's detail 'Wilkinson Sword Made In England' with their crossed swords legend and Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointment all in gold. The ribbed handle and cross guard retain all of their original gold coloured plated finish. The dagger is contained in its original wooden box with hinged lid covered in green leatherette material. The case has clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined in green felt & white silk & is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The exterior lid of the box is emblazoned with the Wilkinson Sword name & Crossed Swords legend together with the stylised image of a Commando shoulder title in Gold & 1940-1945. The silk lining of the case lists the WW2 Battle Honours & Military Decorations Awarded to the Commandos all in gold. The price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 19108
£575.00

**RARE**WW2 British Wilkinson 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & Scabbard. ED 2580 - ED 2580
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 162mm long double edged blade with medial has just light areas of 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 oval steel cross guard. The pommel nut has been contemporarily modified by filing and creating a hole to accept a wrist cord. The pommel nut is totally secure. It has its original scabbard with copper chape and belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap which is partially perished with age. All stitching and leather of the scabbard are intact. The price for this rare FS fighting knife includes UK delivery. ED 2580
£1,695.00
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