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Came across this fairbairn sykes in my late great uncles belongings

Article about: Hi folks. I was hoping this would be the place to get some info. I have tried my own research on this knife and so far I have concluded it's a 3rd pattern. The mould is number 2. But that is

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    Just sometimes... valuers have their own agenda. I have occasionally took items to be valued - and cracked on that I knew nothing about militaria. What you get told can be an eye-opener at times.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.... 'A Salford Pal: Pte Thomas Jay.'

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    Came across this fairbairn sykes in my late great uncles belongingsCame across this fairbairn sykes in my late great uncles belongings

    Here is a 3rd pattern I have. Marked arrow 12, and mold #1. High pommel nut. My belief is on the knives with mould markings and no other markings is that these were surplus knives. I had one before.
    NIE ZAPOMNIJMY O KRESACH.

    TAK BEDZIE JAK BOG DA.

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    I have an update concerning the the knife that started this thread.

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have an exact twin to this knife
    except for mine has the "England" stamp. I have aways felt that mine was
    a wartime knife and never thought twice about it until the pgreg79's knife was
    questioned.

    I took it upon myself to try and get some more information. In Ron Flook's book
    "The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife and other Commando Knives" He shows the same
    knife on page 124. In an email from Mr. Flook, he feels certain that this are indeed
    wartime examples and he was not at all concerned that it did not have a broadarrow /i\
    inspection mark. I also contacted Roy Shadbolt who owns and operates the "Wilkinson
    F-S Collection"
    website. Roy assured me that these are wartime knives and posted a link to
    his research on late war 3rd pattern daggers.

    Third Pattern - Variations Of The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

    I consider these two gentlemen to be the leading authorities on FS daggers and when they both tell me that
    these knives are wartime produced knives, I have no reason to doubt them.
    gregM
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    myself around.

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    I'm glad to see that the original poster is so appreciative of the extra
    effort involved with researching this knife.

    A thank you goes a long way in insuring the forums help in the future.
    Last edited by Chopperman; 12-09-2017 at 07:20 PM.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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