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WW2 Wilkinson Sword Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife 1st Pattern (sold).

In a rare SOE (Special Operations Executive) sheath, a WW2 Wilkinson Sword made Fairbairn Sykes F-S Fighting knife.

image B29 Fairbairn Sykes 1st Pattern Special Operations Executive Fighting Knife

Sold Item Notice

Clearly WW2, the sheath is a rare variant from the norm for an SOE issued 1st Pattern F-S Fighting knife. You can see the wear and salts in the sheath, so clearly it was well and truly soaked in sea water several times; the sheath has clearly been around and could tell many a harrowing story for sure. The 6 inch blade fits perfectly into the sheath. Although F-S blades are normally 6 1/2 to 6 3/4 inches long, other lengths were made and this is obviously one of them. In fact, the 6 inch blade was preferred by many and gave rise to the Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knife for US commandos. In any event, we guarantee this is an authentic period 1st Pattern F-S knife and original sheath, and being a variant should be more desirable to collectors. This was a golden opportunity to acquire a very rare item. Full sized photos available upon request. Our item reference number is B29 (509).

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