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Fairbairn Sykes with home made grip?

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    What do the Allied edged weapons sages think of this one? I originally didn't think much of this but after having looked into FB knives in more detail recently, I had a second look at it and wondered if it was a good knife with a replaced grip.

    Thanks for any help.

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    I like that one...Are you sure it's British? I would have guessed a WWI Trench Knife, possibly even German/Austrian...really like the grip as well, must feel very comfortable in hand I imagine...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Thanks Glenn, it may well be German or Austrian. That was my first thought actually but the shape of the blade and crossguard was beginning to make me think of a FS knife. No markings that I can see anywhere sadly.

    The grip is quite nice in the hand yes, it feels like it wouldn't slip and you could get some good force behind it.

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    I'm having the impression the tang is too thick, could you measure it please?

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    Hi Luc,

    I put some measurements in the other thread I made on this one. Thanks for looking. They are roughly correct, give or take a mm or two.

    277mm total length.
    157mm blade length.
    114mm grip length.
    21mm blade width at base.
    51mm cross guard length.
    3mm cross guard thickness.
    9mm pommel nut diameter.

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    Those are the correct measurements, but without markings it is impossible to id.

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    Interesting combination of styles of the Fairbairn Sykes blade (but a little on the short side?) with an SA/SS style grip? Looks quite old.

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