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2nd Pattern Fairbairn and Sykes dagger, Indian issue

Article about: Recently purchased, a 2nd Pattern S-F dagger. Apparently allright, with the FS logo etched on the ricasso, but still the cross guard seem a bit too thick to me, and the markings on the hilt

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    Default 2nd Pattern Fairbairn and Sykes dagger, Indian issue

    Recently purchased, a 2nd Pattern S-F dagger. Apparently allright, with the FS logo etched on the ricasso, but still the cross guard seem a bit too thick to me, and the markings on the hilt and the crossguard are very crude... as long as I know, the broad arrow should point to the corner of the cross guard and not be "upward": any hints? Thank you in advance for your knowledge!
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    If you want to know the ins and outs of FS knives both pre,during and post WW2 then Roy is the man to talk too....royshadbolt@me.com

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    Very nice 2nd pattern FS by the way...nice and salty...hopefully i can invest in one soon...

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    Good website about the FS and other knives

    Gothia Arms Historical Society

    Regards

    Richie

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    Thank you gentlemen! according to the web pages you've been so kind to refer me to, blade seems to be all right as the F-S logo is concerned, hilt, handle and cross guard seem also to be genuine, still some doubts remain as for the poor quality of the Broad Arrow markings ....

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    Here is my India FS marked cross guard to compare against.
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    Sorry to say, but this is a fake 2nd Pattern. Wrong FS logo and stamped in stead of etched, wrong broad arrows, wrong hilt type.. Seen a few of them for sale on ebay last year.. Please contact Roy Shadbolt about the knife, he is one of the leading FS experts.

    Regards, Ruben

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