Very nice, original WWII British F-S type fighting knife. Made by Wilkinson sword and correctly marked on the ricassos. Knife is just over 11 5/8" w/the blade just over 6 5/8". It's been sharpened and shows wear.
The edges are good and there's no rust or pitting. The markings are "THE F-S FIGHTING KNIFE" and WILKINSON SWORD CO. LONDON w/crossed swords of course.
There's also faint scroll marks on one side of the blade. The sharpening was done by hand. The guard is tight and unmarked w/good finish. The knurled brass grip is excellent.
Traces of black finish remain and it's tight. The nut has vise marks and looks as it should.
Or at least period, brown leather scabbard. Marking on the back, top of hanger.Tabs were cut and the elastic broken long ago, otherwise the scabbard is in very good shape and the set presents very nicely. The item "WWII 2nd Pattrn British Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Commando Dagger Wilkinson" is in sale since Saturday, September 25, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Edged Weapons". The seller is "ares64" and is located in Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.