Ribbed & roped / roped & ringed Fairbairn
Sykes Fighting Knife (sold).
A late WW2 era very rare ribbed & roped / roped & ringed
Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife.
An exceptionally rare roped and ringed (sometimes described as
"ribbed and roped") Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife, the
legendary British commando knife. This one, almost certainly WW2,
was a private purchase, so an officer's knife, which has been period
sharpened for action. These are exceptionally rare variants of the
F-S knife, this one with 10 rope bands (some have only 9) with the
correct correspondingly extended pommel nut for this; I guarantee
this item is 100% authentic.
The 6 3/8 inch blackened blade is in very good order and still
sharp, plus firm in the grip. The grip with good amounts of the
original blackening still present. Complete with original sheath.
A rare chance to buy a very rare commando knife. Full sized photos
available upon request. My item reference number is 874.