Vtg Wilkinson Sword Ww2 2nd Pattern Fairbairn-sykes Fighting Knife/f-s Dagger
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Vtg Wilkinson Sword Ww2 2nd Pattern Fairbairn-sykes Fighting Knife/f-s Dagger:
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See our classified ads in current editions of "Knife World" magazine. vintage World War II 2nd pattern Wilkinson Sword Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife available. F/S commando knives like these were carried by U.S. G.I.'s and paratroopers, and by British Commandos in Europe during World War II. This fighting knife would make a fine addition to any World War II, or world militaria collection.Some U.S. combat troops staging in England leading up to the D-Day invasion would purchase these knives to carry in addition to, or as replacement for their M3 trench knife. This knife measures 11 7/16" overall. The blade itself measures 6 1/2". The scabbard is stamped 'ENGLAND'. The front tang is stamped 'THE F-S FIGHTING KNIFE'. The reverse tang is stamped 'WILKINSON SWORD LONDON'. There are no markings on the guard.
This World War II 2nd pattern Wilkinson Sword F/S fighting knife is in excellent condition. The blade has scratches from sharpening. There are no blade nicks. The knife handle will move just a bit--though the F-S commando knife can be tightened at the pommel. The scabbard is in excellent condition. The elastic keeper strap is missing.
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