This knife has been passed down from my grandfather to my Dad to me. I however am not a collector, nor were they, and would hate to see it go to waste. I'm looking for help in verifying its ID and establishing a value so it can be sold to somebody who will do it justice.
From my own research it appears to be a WWII British Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. It features the following:
-"England" stamped on the crosshandle
- An arrow type stamp on the bottom of the handle
- On the top portion of the handle there is a "1" stamped
- The sheath is leather and in good condition, i.e. not brittle
I have have not attempted to clean it up or remove any tarnish as I'm not an expert in this field and don't want to screw it up.
Any help with verifying the origin and value would be greatly appreciated.