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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 0:11 am 
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Just been given this...Not in A1 condition..but has been in the family for 30years +...Thanks.. :D
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Looks like a variation of the Fairburn Sykes (Commando knife)Seimon

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nice little ripper mate, ring pattern FS blade :)


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Thanks...Can't upload another image at the mo?? :? ..but it does have a crowsfoot and the number 7 on the handle, plus a very nice rounded end scabbard. :D

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Olive Drab wrote:
Just been given this...Not in A1 condition..but has been in the family for 30years +...Thanks.. :D
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Thats Beaded and Ribbed, or beads and Ridges Model.
At that time other companies started to produce F-S Fighting Knives also.

In the autumn of 1942 , the Rodgers firm also made what may be the finest of all the wartime Fairbairn-Sykes Knives.
This Model. Its is named so by collectors for its disitictive grip pattern of rings and beads.
The handle is pure cast brass, The blades are delicate and uniform, and the weapon, though light is perfectly balanced.

They are all black or nickel finish knives.
These knives are rare. According to both Fredrick Stephens and Leroy Thompson the beaded type was commercial variant for private purchase. This however is not altogether correct, there are some around with the officiall Issued broad arrow.
Hope that help, you may have a nice little earner there. :)


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So its straight down the pawn shop is it now? :D


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Ha..Don't think so!!..Thanks guys!! :D

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Olive Drab wrote:
Ha..Don't think so!!..Thanks guys!! :D

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I guess it's the rare one then?
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So how rare is rare then... :?:

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Here's two of my heros wearing their knives and german uniforms!
Paddy leigh Fermor and Billy Moss pictured before the kidnap of General Kreipe in Crete ( from Billy Moss's book, Ill met by Moonlight)


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Nice picture! :D

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Just fund out it came from a Polish engineer....wil post as I find out more.

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Here's a helpful page for comparing versions of this type of FS knife -

http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/f ... ringed.htm

If you ever get the chance to visit Achnacarry House near Spean Bridge (the original Commando Basic Training Centre), there is a Clan Cameron museum situated close by. They have a small display of Commando memorabilia including a very similar knife to your own.

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