Rare Beaded & Ribbed F-S Fighting Knife
Broadarrow 2, for sale.
In good condition, a rare authentic Beaded & Ribbed Fairbairn-Sykes
Commando Knife Broadarrow 2 of the same pattern of one sold at Rydale
Auctions for £20,000 (plus £4,800 premium) but in better
condition (Rydale incorrectly called theirs a "Fairburn-Sykes").
That's right, someone paid a total of £24,800 for one of
these exact same WW2 F-S commando knives at auction (Rydale Auctioneers)
on the 23rd June 2019; that is how rare they are with the broadarrow
2 inspection mark (article).
Here is that sale result from Rydale Auctions on their "Unusual
Fairburn-Sykes style commando knife";
Back now to our Beaded & Ribbed Fairbairn-Sykes. The 6 11/16
inch blade is period blackened and sharpened and firm in the brass
hilt. The tip of the blade has a slight curvature indicating it
may well have been used on some poor German soldier. The war time
blackened beads and ribs hilt / grip with some wear / minor use
damage, but overall good. The leather scabbard in good order, some
age / wear, with its original "wings" or "ears"
In apparently better order than the Rydale "Fairburn-Sykes"
and with most of the original WW2 blackening intact (making it more
desirable), we are not asking £24,800 or even £20,000.
We are not asking £15,000 or even £10,000. You can have
this rare F-S knife for just £5,000 but be quick! Please quote
item reference AE64. Full sized photos available upon request. Tube