I thought i'd introduce myself here, because i'm mainly focussed on F.S. knives for the time being.
I have 2 knives, a 3rd pattern knife only marked 'england' with a '2' on the hilt, which i believe te be a wartime example of the third pattern f.s. fighting knife. with the original scabbard i believe.
Also i recently go a 2nd pattern knife etched 'wilkinon sword' and ' F S fighting knife. there's more story on this one. A brute grinded the blade, i think because it was a blued one. anyways, the etching has beed damaged somewhat. with also an original scabbard i think.
on the other side because of grinding marks. i polished the rest of the knife because i'm a qualified metal worker, and fairbairn would have wanted it like that. i carefully masked the etching remaining.
i will post pictures for you to review in my next post, its a shame to take pictures in artificial light.
I hope to learn alot from you guys.
greeting from the netherlands.