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SOLD SOLD (13/02) Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard With Contemporary Hand Written Soldier’s Name ‘Sgt Cook D’. Sn 16005 - 16005
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 and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish & knurled grip with a 2” oval wave cross guard. The ricasso is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. The etchings are crisp. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 165mm 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 and correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener (see page 77 of Flook’s book). All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The rear of the scabbard has a contemporary hand written Soldier’s name ‘Sgt Cook D’ most likely the commando who was issued with this dagger. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 16005
£0.00

‘ARMY COMMANDOS 1940-45’ Post WW2 British Nowill & Sons Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife With Blued & Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 15998:11 - 15998:11
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 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 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was produced post WW2 to Commemorate the British Army Commandos WW2 Service 1940-1945. The knife is in excellent condition. It has a blued blade etched on both sides with gilt panels containing mottos & images celebrating the commandos valour & ethos (all illustrated) including an image of the Victoria Cross and ‘THE ARMY COMMANDOS 1940-45. The ricasso is etched with the manufacturer's detail 'J. Nowill & Sons Sheffield England and with their crossed keys legend (Nowill made FS daggers for the British army during WW2). The ribbed handle and cross guard retain much of their plated finish. The dagger comes with a black leather scabbard which fits the knife snugly. The rear of the scabbard has 2 belt slots. All leather & stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15998:11
£325.00

SOLD SOLD (19/02) Post 1952 QE II British Wilkinson Sword Commemorative 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With Etched Panel & Scabbard. Sn 15998:10 - 15998:10
An excellent 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with etched Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointment Wilkinson Sword panel. 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 post 1952 commemorative Commando knife has an undamaged ribbed and blued handle. It has a clean blued 173 mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has an etched panel on one side ‘Wilkinson Sword London Made In England’ with crossed swords legend and QE II Royal Appointment. It is complete with leather scabbard with blackened external chape and belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on leather tabs and elasticated retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15998:10
£0.00

‘THE FALKLANDS CAMPAIGN 1982’ British Wilkinson Sword Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 15998:9 - 15998:9
The Falklands War began on Friday 2 April 1982, when Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. The British Government dispatched a Naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force and retake the islands by amphibious assault. The resulting conflict lasted 74 days and ended with the Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982, which returned the islands to British control. During the conflict, 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel and 3 Falkland Islanders died. This an excellent 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger manufactured by Wilkinson Sword post war to commemorate the Falklands campaign. It has a plated 3rd pattern ribbed brass hilt. Its 175mm long blade is etched on both sides. One side with foliate background with banner ‘‘THE FALKLANDS CAMPAIGN 1982’ and with the Wilkinson Sword London manufacturer's name together with their crossed swords legend & Royal Appointment. The reverse has a void presentation scroll banner on foliate background. The dagger is complete with brown leather scabbard with single belt loop, elasticated retaining strap and 4 sewn on leather tabs. The scabbard has a blackened brass chape. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15998:9
£375.00

WW2 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 15998:8 - 15998:8
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 is in excellent condition with nickel plated brass knurled handle & oval cross guard. The knife is ‘sterile’ with no manufacturer or Unit marks. The knife has a 167 mm long blade with medial ridge. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and Its original elasticated retaining strap. The price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 15998:8
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (08/02) WW2 2nd Pattern British WD B2 Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 15998:7 - 15998:7
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 WW2 2nd pattern, B2, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and a steel oval cross guard. The top of the cross guard is stamped with War Dept 'B2' designation and arrow. It has a 169 mm long double edged polished steel blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external blackened brass chape. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs & elasticated retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15998:7
£0.00

WW2 2nd Pattern British WD B2 Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 15967 - 15967
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 WW2 2nd pattern, B2, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and a steel oval cross guard. The top of the cross guard is crisply stamped with War Dept 'B2' designation and arrow. It has a 163mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external blackened brass chape. As is common with these scabbards its 4 sewn on leather tabs have been contemporarily cut back and the original elasticated retaining strap is absent. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15967
£575.00

SOLD SOLD (12/02) MINT BLUED BLADE, WW2 British 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2408 - ED 2408
An original WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando fighting knife. The 3rd pattern FS knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged ribbed alloy handle. It has a near mint, 169mm blued dagger blade with medial ridge. The bluing is pristine. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2408
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (16/01) British WW2 WD 3rd Pattern B2 Commando Officer’s Nickel Plated Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2230 - ED 2230
An original WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando fighting knife. The 3rd pattern FS knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged nickel plated, ribbed handle which retains much of its original nickel plating. The cross guard is stamped with WD arrow and ‘B2’. It has a 171mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade is sharp and has areas of staining consistent with age. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external blackened brass chape and belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs & as is common with these scabbards the original elasticated retaining strap has been replaced at some point in its life. The leather has a small ½” cut and a couple of scratches to the leather on the front aspect. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2230
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (01/02) WW2, 2nd Pattern, British WD B2 Commando Officer's, Nickel Plated, Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife & Period Improvised Leather Scabbard. Sn 15958 - 15958
2nd Pattern 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is a rare example of the WW2, 2nd Pattern, Officer's fighting knife. It has a 163mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge which is razor sharp and has a knurled nickel plated handle and cross guard. The cross guard is stamped with ‘WD Arrow B2’ mark. The dagger is complete with its period improvised leather scabbard with brass riveted and stitched edges, belt loop and leather retaining strap with brass stud. The scab has been contemporarily stitched to a patch of leather which would allow it to be stitched to uniform which was common practice during WW2. All leather and stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15958
£0.00
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