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British WWII Second Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife
  • One of the rarest most sought after versions of the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knives
  • B2 stamped pommel (also stamped ENGLAND from when it was imported to the USA in the 1970s, further legitimizing this knife)
  • Brass handle
  • Blackened 6 5/8" blade
  • Until 1942 Wilkinson Sword had been the only company which produced the F-S knives
  • Made according to the drawings of the black hilt 2nd Pattern Wilkinson F-S knife
  • The grip was made from solid brass and cut by 16 lines per inch in a diamond pattern
  • A very rare knife that would fit into any British WW2 collection
  • Condition of the knife is very good, still with sharp edge
  • These knives were used by the newly formed Special Operations Executive, (“Cloak and Dagger Brigade”) S.O.E. who were the forerunner to Britain’s post war special forces and intelligence services
  • Knife is complete with its original sheath
  • The leather sheath is in good condition and retains its trouser tabs and a partial remnant of the elastic retaining band
  • This is the knife of a true fighting man; an increasingly scarce World War II, second pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife made by the Wilkinson Sword Co.

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