WW2 era Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife 3rd
Pattern, etc. (sold)
A circa 1946 F-S Fighting Knife. commando's silk map and paper's
relating to Sergeant Kenneth Alec John Scott, DCM.
By repute, the Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife issued to Sergeant
Kenneth Alec John Scott (Distinguished Conduct Medal) after his
release at the end of WW2 (his original F-S having been confiscated
by the Gestapo). I bought this knife in a parcel of items related
to Sergeant Scott at the same auction and from the same vendor where
his medals were sold.
Being sold separately are his rare concealed dagger with leg harness
Here), and his Webley MK4 .38 revolver (Click
The blackened 6 7/8 inch blade is in very good order and still
sharp. Everything firm, the cross guard marked "Sheffield England"
and with a broad arrow. The WW2 era commando silk map is of Italy
and South East Europe, so perhaps he was assigned to duty in Italy
at the end of the war (British troops were stationed there to deter
any invasion by Yugoslavia). Also included is the original stores
issue document for his original kit (what he was issued with during
the war) and a copy of his DSM citation. Full sized photos available
upon request. My item reference number is 846b (380).