A ‘fighting’ knife was seen by both men as an essential tool for which no suitable design was currently in service, hence the.

First Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knife (November 1940 – August 1941) The initial batches were largely made by hand until Wilkinsons were able to set up to produce by machine. Having had decades dealing with the violent criminal underwood in Shanghai their experience was arguable second to none.


Historically, the FS fighting knife has been used by the elite regiments of the United Kingdom and its allies since 1941.

The Wilkinson First Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife. . Get the best deals on fairbairn sykes when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.


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Historically, the FS fighting knife has been used by the elite regiments of the United Kingdom and its allies since 1941.

H. Complete with original scabbard, this Wilkinson F-S is in unused condition, all blued (Type II) and with both standard etching panels applied over the bluing, the W-S etching being of the scarce long version.

However, the ringed grips were apparently less labor-intensive and easier to produce. .

where we offer a selection of military edged weapons in particular the Fairbairn Sykes Commando knife,fighting knives and bayonets.

From the makers John Nowill & Sons Ltd, whose corporate name was granted by the Cutlers Company of Hallamshire, Sheffield on 27 April 1700. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife is a double-edged fighting knife resembling a dagger or poignard with a foil grip developed by William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes in Shanghai based on concepts which the two men initiated before World War II while serving on the Shanghai Municipal Police in China.

Fairbairn and Sykes had been commissioned as captains in the British Army and tasked with training the newly raised Commando and S. 000 F-S's went as. 5 in (17 cm) blade with a flat area, or ricasso , at the top of the blade under the S-shaped crossguard ; this was not present on the original design and its presence has. ! Other notable Field Force Unit Serial Numbers Identified are as follow: 30960 - 44 R. . This will be your proof that you are the proud owner of an authentic Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knife made by Sheffield craftsmen.

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In regards the Third Pattern F-S Fighting Knife, it will rarely get any better than this extraordinary and beautiful example.

Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife.

These are exact copies of 1st, 2nd and 3rd pattern wartime knives, with various versions and customisations available.