Wilkinson Sword 1st Pattern Fairbairn Sykes
F-S Fighting Knife, sold
A rare Wilkinson Sword made 1st Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes (F-S)
commando fighting knife in used but good condition; once issued
to and then owned by a First
Commando Brigade private.
Guaranteed authentic. Bought by us from the friend's family of
Arthur John Betty, private, 1 Commando; this is his WW2 F-S knife
(by repute). The 1st Special Service (Commando) Brigade saw extensive
service throughout WW2, and this knife was there.
The 5 15/16 commando combat pointed blade is in good condition
and firm in the hilt. The knife is overall good, though with age
and wear (which we have left alone as many collectors do not want
chemicals on their knives). The original leather commando sheath
is worn and aged, wings removed (as is correct for commando use);
the sheath tells its own story, that this knife had a long and arduous
It is rare and nice to get an actual combat knife like this with
provenance. Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference AB68 (0122). Full sized photos available upon request.