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WW2 Fairbairn-Sykes F-S Fighting Knife 2nd Pattern, Sold

With WW2 Norwegian theatre provenance, a Fairbairn-Sykes F-S Fighting Knife 2nd Pattern, Norway Provenance.

WW2 Fairbairn-Sykes F-S Fighting Knife 2nd Pattern

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Bought by me from the grandson of Royal Marine commando who served in the Norwegian theatre during WW2. The grandson said his grandfather claimed the reshaped, reground tip was to allow easier penetration into German helmets, but that account was told with a wry smile. The grandson, who is in the British defense industry, said he believed the tip was reground to allow it to open tins of food, that the knife had to serve many purposes. In any event, it clearly has seen action of one kind or another, and has the V forte which denotes a hand ground blade. Blade 13.7 cm and still sharp. Stamped broad arrow with B@ to the cross guard. Sheath very aged / worn with period replacement of former elastic strap. A superb bargain at only £? (too late, now sold). Full sized photos available upon request. My item reference number is 933 (482).

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