Hi Guys, here is my third pattern "FS" knife. As you can see it is in nice condition as is the leather scabbard.
I purchased this example from a Veteran who did his National Service in the late 1940's. He picked up the knife back then, which is an postwar made private purchase example. The crossguard is marked on each side respectivly with "William Rogders", and "Made in Sheffield, England". There is some other very small text under the Rodgers mark which I cannot make out.? I don't have any pics of the markings on file, so I will do some once I get chance in daylight.
The blade is blued while the hilt and crossguard (thin type) is black painted. Examination of the gloss black enamel paint under an eye glass shows this was applied over a coat of red oxide primer.