WW2 Wilkinson Sword F-S Fighting Knife 1st
Pattern S Guard (sold).
A rare S guard version of the Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife 1st
pattern, made by Wilkinson Sword, commando details on original sheath.
An exceptionally rare S guard 1st pattern F-S British commando
fighting knife made even more collectible and desirable by the fact
there are some original commando markings to the back of the sheath
(it looks like "Goldstream - Soards" then "3306 Blighty"
- of course, the most likely inscription is "Coldstream Guards"
but I did not want to state it as fact in case I am wrong). Clearly
the knife has seen active service. The 5 7/8 inch hand ground bears
the Wilkinson Sword logo one side and "The F-S Fighting Knife."
tablet the other. A small broad arrow can still be seen to the grip
where it meets the guard. Perhaps someone with better eyes can work
out the commando's inscription better than I, maybe even identify
the British soldier who once was issued this knife. A great and
evocative investment. Full sized photos available upon request.
My item reference number is 825 (T10).