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    This piece has no markings and I would like to know anything you may be able to tell me about it.
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    Looks like a nice British trench knife, I'am not such a specialist in that area, but that is a good one IMO
    Regards,
    Dimas

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    Quote by bsweeney View Post
    This piece has no markings and I would like to know anything you may be able to tell me about it.
    Beaded and ribbed F.S. knife. Have been found with W.D. crows foot, Also private purchase. of WWII manufacture and a very nice example. John.

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    This looks like the Ribbed and roped" Fairbairn Sykes variant. Alan Locken, a leading expert, says "Not very much is known about these knives, only that they were available during the war (WW2).

    "The sparse photographs and information found in most knife publications attest to it's scarcity."

    Let me know if you need tech data to confirm....short of time right now.

    Hope this helps,

    Pat Gore
    ex RMR, ex RMFVR

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    Hi Mr. Sweeny,

    You're finding quite a few of these just lately aren't you? This particular knife with no crowsfoot marking is a private purchase. The handle is known as the 'Beaded and Ribbed' design.

    This was originally produced from 1942 onwards by the Rodgers company.The handle is pure brass cast and the blade is delicate and uniform in shape.The weapon is noticeably light compared to others of this type, but perfectly balanced.It is not unusual for these knives to have any visible markings, and i am pleased to tell you, that this is a rare and desirable knife. Hope this helps.

    Regards, Ned.

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    Sorry, guys.

    I was wrong (going blind).

    John (Blackpowder44) and Big Ned are right. The F-S is the Beaded and Ribbed variant.

    Very nice knife, with or without markings.

    Pat G.

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