Scarce and 100% genuine early WW2 British Commandos famous Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife, FS dagger, with original leather scabbard - made by Wilkinson. These were made in the 1941 and 1942. There are still some traces of black on the grip and the crosspiece. ENGLAND markings can be seen on the crosspiece and the scabbard.That was the requirement of the US import law. FS daggers made by Wilkinson before 1945 did not have a Broad Arrow or Inspectors mark. Its not my intention to argue anyones opinion or beliefs, we all have our own sources which we trust. The knife comes with the original leather scabbard with flat pointed chape and both show a lot of usage but everything is 100% original and displays great. The blade has been sharpened and re-tipped which is a common case for the Commando daggers that were actually used in the WW2. There is a braided leather strap at the top of the scabbard that was added at some point in time, maybe a wartime field addition or a later add-on.
I never wanted to remove it, things like that have a story behind it that we will never know. In some photos I have captured a few pages from the fantastic book The Fairnbarn-Sykes Fighting Knife by Wolfgang Peter-Michel, which I highly recommend as a great reference on FS knives.
My items are not new (unless noted) and usually are very old. There are dents, dings, chips, rust and other imperfections present. The item "Scarce 2nd Pattern WW2 British Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife Dagger w Sheath" is in sale since Tuesday, February 2, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Edged Weapons". The seller is "xeg2k3" and is located in Roswell, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.