WW2 Fairbairn Sykes Beaded & Ringed F-S
Fighting Knife, sold.
With WW2 European theatre provenance, a Beaded and Ringed model
Fairbairn-Sykes F-S Fighting Knife.
A Beaded and Ringed Fairbairn-Sykes F-S Fighting Knife with crows
foot (broad arrow) stamp, brought back from Europe by a Royal Artillery
Captain, eventually sold on by his widow who only knew the knife
was not issued to him and thought it was German! How this knife
became separated from the soldier it was originally issued to is
a matter of speculation; possibly a trade for something else (with
the artillery officer) or an orphan. In any event, the knife and
sheath clearly have many years of existing in times of combat; the
leather clearly worn through being worn through the serviceman's
belt, the brass grip with signs of being knocked around, the tinniest
tip of the blade (really, hardly noticeable) is missing (could well
be it was a result of opening field rations). In any event, this
Fairbairn-Sykes has history.
The 6 1/4 inch blade is in sound condition, aged and with a tiny
piece missing from the tip. The blade is firm in the hilt. The cross
guard, clearly period damaged (the cross guard is bent one side
- easy enough to remedy / straighten but who would want to?), and
a little loose (again, easily remedied if desired). The grip with
small dents and chips and gouges, but still very good. The leather
sheath aged and worn. The knife is 11 1/4 inches in total length
and weights 221g on its own. Sheathed, the knife and sheath are
13 1/4 inches long.
A great example of the Beaded and Ringed Fairbairn-Sykes F-S Fighting
Knife and for only £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item
reference number L07 (1192). Full / additional sized photos available