Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Found in attic Fairbairn-Sykes

Article about: Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife marked Sheffield England on the cross guard. Grip is a metal alloy with pointy butt end, a real killer! I would love to know more about this piece so all you m

  1. #1
    bsweeney
    ?

    Default Found in attic Fairbairn-Sykes

    Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife marked Sheffield England on the cross guard. Grip is a metal alloy with pointy butt end, a real killer! I would love to know more about this piece so all you militaria buffs out there please help.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture StilettoSM.jpg  

  2. #2
    ?

    Default Re: Found in attic Fairbairn-Sykes

    i think this is a British commandos knife not sure of age though.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Found in attic Fairbairn-Sykes

    Hello Mr.Sweeny.

    The F-S knife is still carried in M.O.D stores in small numbers for issue only to Special Forces , but only if requested so i am led to believe. A friend bought me one back from Iraq a couple of years ago. The knife is made in Sheffield and is in an all black finish, the quality nowhere near as good as yours! Also, 'the pointy butt end' is no longer allowed, it used to be called a 'skull cracker'.

    I should also point out that a presentation type F-S is carried in very limited numbers for certain awards. This is apparently silver or silver plate, i've heard of them bit never seen one.

    Kind Regards, Ned.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Found in attic Fairbairn-Sykes

    Hi,
    Does the knife have a crow foot military arrow on it,.
    this knife has been extensively copied over the years, It could be
    a run of the mill knife. As they are not all military ones .
    Dave.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Found in attic Fairbairn-Sykes

    This is not an issue "FS" knife, but will be a private purchase example. I suspect it might be of wartime vintage though.

    Note the angled crossguard and pointed pommel. Also the grip is not that of a conventional Third Pattern knife.

    Cheers, Ade.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Found in attic Fairbairn-Sykes

    Hi,
    If ever you are in Scotland, I.E, Loch Long on the west side in a small hollow by some tree,s you will find my F, S. knife.
    As i forgot it and couldnt go back for it. That cost me dearly.
    Dave.

  7. #7
    bsweeney
    ?

    Default Re: Found in attic Fairbairn-Sykes

    I understand that this type of knife was highly sought out and purchased privately during WWII.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Found in attic Fairbairn-Sykes

    Quote by bsweeney View Post
    I understand that this type of knife was highly sought out and purchased privately during WWII.
    You are correct. They were only issue to Airborne, Commando and other special forces units. So there was a ready market with other units and nationalities.

    Cheers, Ade.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Found in attic Fairbairn-Sykes

    Quote by Panzer 3 View Post
    Hi,
    If ever you are in Scotland, I.E, Loch Long on the west side in a small hollow by some tree,s you will find my F, S. knife.
    As i forgot it and couldnt go back for it. That cost me dearly.
    Dave.
    Next time I'm up there I'll have look for it of you want! how long ago did you leave it there anyway?

  10. #10
    jume
    ?

    Default Re: Found in attic Fairbairn-Sykes

    My late uncle who landed on Normandy Beach on the third day with the Canadian armoured, made reproductions of this British Comando knife from the worn chrome molley steel spindel pins of Sherman Tanks. He would barter then for collectables. One was presented to Jack Benny when he visitd the troops. Thought I would relay this story as a side note.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. R.A.F. maps found in attic

    In Attic & Old Barn Finds
    02-25-2014, 01:32 PM
  2. Red Army meat ration found in the attic

    In Attic & Old Barn Finds
    06-27-2009, 02:04 PM
  3. Help found in attic

    In World Steel Helmets
    04-08-2009, 12:08 AM
  4. 10-07-2008, 10:41 PM
  5. My sd lwm40 from the attic

    In Attic & Old Barn Finds
    09-21-2008, 07:57 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •