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**ISSUED BUT UN-USED**WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.3 Mould Mark & Original Field Adapted Scabbard. ED 2177 - ED 2177
An excellent original WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 (see Chapter 8 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged ribbed alloy handle which retains some of its blackened finish and a clean 168mm steel blade with medial ridge. It has a number 3 mould mark on the ribbed 3rd pattern alloy handle. The blackened oval cross guard is steel. The dagger is complete with correct original leather scabbard in nice condition with external brass chape and belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and elastic retaining strap which as is common has perished in the middle. The rear of the scabbard has a period field adaption by the addition of a large leather belt loop being stitched to the back of the original belt loop for carry on a wide belt. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2177
£675.00

**ARNHEM CONNECTIONS**WW2 British WD B4 Free Polish Airborne Forces, Commando Smooth Alloy Hilt, Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With Scabbard Chape Mounted ‘1’ (1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade). Sn 20691 - 20691
An original and rare to find, smooth alloy hilted Polish Airborne Forces Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. This variant of FS fighting knife is believed to have been issued to Free Polish Airborne Forces by the British War Dept and were also privately commissioned by Members of the Polish Airborne Forces exiled in this country during the war (see page 141 item 9.49 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting knife & Other Commando Knives by Ron Flook where genuine examples such as ours are described as rare). It has an undamaged smooth alloy handle stamped with ‘WD Broad Arrow below 6’ mark. It has a 177mm long steel blade with medial ridge. It’s oval steel cross guard is stamped ‘B4’ and with WD Broad Arrow. It is complete with original leather scabbard with 4 sewn on leather tabs and single belt loop with elasticated retaining strap (intact but frayed in the middle section). The external brass chape is mounted with a number ‘1’ device to the 1st (Polish) Independent Parachute Brigade ( a parachute infantry brigade of the Polish Armed Forces in the West under the command of Major General Stanisław Sosabowski, created in September 1941 during the Second World War and based in Scotland. Originally, the brigade's exclusive mission was to drop into occupied Poland in order to help liberate the country. The British government, however, pressured the Poles into allowing the unit to be used in the Western theatre of war. Operation Market Garden eventually saw the unit sent into action in support of the British 1st Airborne Division at the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944). All leather & stitching are intact. The price for this rare FS variant includes UK delivery. Sn 20691
£975.00

**RARE**ORIGINAL 1st PATTERN HILT**STERILE**WW2, 2nd Pattern, Wilkinson British Officer's, Grey Or Matt Nickel Plated Hilt, Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 20163 - 20163
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 coarsely knurled nickel plated brass hilt which has a grey or matt nickel finish and 2nd pattern oval steel cross guard (see page 93 of ‘the Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook where he describes & illustrates a 2nd pattern FS with 1st pattern hilt. He comments that knives with 1st pattern hilts but without Wilkinson logos has led many collectors to conclude that they are in fact a Wilkinson product). It has a clean 167mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The knife has no maker, date or inspection marks. The dagger is complete with original scabbard with belt loop & brass chape. The scabbard’s elasticated retaining strap and sewn on leather tabs are present. All leather and stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20163
£1,295.00

**VERY RARE** WW2 British 1st Pattern Wilkinson FS Commando Fighting Knife With Double Etched Panels & Scabbard. ED 2175 - ED 2175
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 increasingly rare to find, original WW2 1st pattern, FS dagger with scabbard. The hilt retains its original nickel finish and knurled grip. The ricasso is marked with correct etched and blued panels, 'Wilkinson Sword London' together with crossed swords legend & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 160mm in length (blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground). It is complete with leather scabbard with 2 leather tabs, nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener which is stamped ‘Made In England’ ( the retaining strap and press stud are a period repair replacement). All leather & stitching are clean & intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife with scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2175
£2,450.00

WW2 British WD 3rd Pattern B2 Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Number 4 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 20444:18 - 20444:18
This is an original WW2 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife in excellent condition (see Chapter 8 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). It has an undamaged ribbed and blackened alloy handle & 174 mm double edged clean steel dagger blade with medial ridge and blued steel oval cross guard stamped with WD arrow and B2 designation. The hilt has number 4 mould mark. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop. As is common its original 4 sewn on leather tabs have been cut back in the period and its original elasticated retaining strap is absent. The price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. The price for this nicely marked WW2 FS fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 20444:18
£895.00

WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 20444:17 - 20444:17
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is a very good 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 177 mm long blade with medial ridge. The blade is clean. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. AS is common its original 4 sewn on leather tabs have been cut back in the period and its original elasticated retaining strap is absent. The price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 20444:17
£1,175.00

**MINT****BRITISH WARTIME STOCK POST WAR 1950’s EXPORT TO USA FOR ISSUE TO AIRBORNE & RANGERS**WW2 Era British WD 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Cross Guard Stamped ‘B2’ over ‘England’ & England Marked Scabbard. Sn 20444:12 - 20444:12
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, near mint, British made WW2 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard in excellent condition. The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and a blued steel oval cross guard. The cross guard is faintly stamped ‘B2’ with crisp ‘WD arrow’ (a British FS designation) over ‘England’ indicating export to USA for Airborne & Ranger issue post WW2 in the 1950’s from wartime stock (see page 213 of Flook’s book where he describes an FS dagger with cross guard stamped ‘England’ as being a USA 1950’s export item from British war time stock). It has a 173 mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge. The knife has its original scabbard with external blackened chape. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and as is common its elastic retaining strap is absent. The belt loop has ‘England’ double stamped. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20444:12
£1,200.00

Cased Post 1952 QEII British Wilkinson Sword ‘Best Officer Commando On Course Prize’ Nickel Plated 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With Etched Panel. Sn 20444:11 - 20444:11
An excellent, original, 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with etched Wilkinson Sword panel. These post WW2 quality knives were reputedly presented to the ‘best officer commando on course’ after completion of their arduous training and are highly prized fully functional fighting knives. 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 Commando Officer’s prize has an undamaged ribbed and Nickel Plated alloy handle and oval Nickel Plated steel cross guard. It has a 174mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has an etched panel on one side ‘Wilkinson Sword Ltd Made In England QE II Royal Appointment’ within foliate panel & crossed swords legend. The etching is crisp. The dagger is contained in its quality red leatherette wrapped wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with red felt and contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20444:11
£695.00

Cased Post 1952 QEII British Wilkinson Sword ‘Best Commando On Course Prize’ 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With Etched Panel. Sn 20444:10 - 20444:10
An excellent, original, 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with etched Wilkinson Sword panel. These post WW2 quality knives were reputedly presented to the ‘best commando on course’ after completion of their arduous training and are highly prized fully functional fighting knives. 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 Commando prize has an undamaged ribbed and blackened alloy handle and oval blackened steel cross guard. It has a 177mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has an etched panel on one side ‘Wilkinson Sword Ltd Made In England QE II Royal Appointment’ within foliate panel & crossed swords legend. The etching is crisp. The dagger is contained in its quality green leatherette wrapped wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with green felt and contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20444:10
£595.00

WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife Number 4 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 20447:13 - 20447:13
This is an original WW2 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife in excellent condition (see Chapter 8 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). It has an undamaged ribbed alloy handle & 176 mm double edged blued steel dagger blade with medial ridge and blued steel oval cross guard. The hilt has number 4 mould mark near to the pommel. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external blackened chape and belt loop. The scabbard has its original elasticated retaining strap which is as common perished in the centre and retains its 4 original sewn on leather tabs. All leather & stitching are intact. The price for this WW2 FS fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 20447:13
£595.00
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