WW2 1st Pattern Fairbairn Sykes F-S Fighting
Knife, for sale.
In battle service condition, a scarce WW2 British Commando's 1st
Pattern Fairbairn Sykes F-S Fighting Knife by Wilkinson Sword.
If you want a pristine 1st Pattern Fairbairn Sykes with wings to
the sheath that has never been in any action except yarns down the
local, this one is not for you. If you want a grubby worn service
F-S Fighting Knife that has clearly seen action, perhaps even been
used, then this one is really for you.
The 6 1/4 inch (158mm) service length blade is aged and worn and
a little battered but good and firm in the hilt. The hilt is all
good, some patina to the s-shaped crossguard, all tight. The leather
sheath tells the story of this knife's past; the sheath is very
worn and falling apart at the stitching. This Fairbairn Sykes has
been on a real tour of duty. We see these daggers go for £2000
or more at auction, which makes our prices of only £? (too
late, now sold)a real and evocative bargain. Please quote item reference
U21 (0806). Full sized photos available upon request.