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Is this Fairbairn-Sykes knife worth anything!!

Article about: Very well mate. To answer your question short. Not much compared to a period knife. But it's still a nice knife. Why the two posts and user names?

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    Default Is this Fairbairn-Sykes knife worth anything!!

    I got a knive that my grandfather just left to me in a box of stuff. I found out its a Fairbairn-Sykes WWII fighting dagger. It has a number 3 on the pommel and the word England stamped on the handle side of the guard. It has a ringed handle and seems like its made of dark metal but where the blades sharpened looks steel colored of course. Theres a small ball at the very end after the pommel and it appears to be brass maybe. There is also I guess whats called a broad arrow symbol engraved on it along with a crows foot marking. It has what definitely apears to be an original sabbard in a medium to dark leather. This is all i know of it. Can somebody please help me out in identifying what percisely this is...i would really appreciate the help, im looking to sell it. If there are any interested buyers put there please feel free to contact me! Thanks


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    is there a reason this knife has come up twice with your username just altered a little bit

    tom

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    everythings worth something this is fairburn sykes dagger made in england for commando use this particular one has been sent to america some time in its life

    tom

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    Quote by talltom View Post
    is there a reason this knife has come up twice with your username just altered a little bit

    tom
    Red flags are popping to Me, tom

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    if it says england on it ,it is post war ,export to the usa
    the blade is to short , and to steep to the point ,,,probably from a turnd tip that has been filed
    allso the blade has been butcherd
    not worth a lot aspecialy to a colector
    cheers ian

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    Ian brilliant info was there a demand for these (who by) from the states after the war

    tom

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    Quote by ian View Post
    if it says england on it ,it is post war ,export to the usa
    the blade is to short , and to steep to the point ,,,probably from a turnd tip that has been filed
    allso the blade has been butcherd
    not worth a lot aspecialy to a colector
    cheers ian
    I also noticed the odd looking shape of the blade. Your theory about the bent tip is quite plausible because the "blackening" on the blade looks very worn, as from being stabbed into something many many times.

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    dartus ,,hi most of the time the tips are turned by people throwing them
    i was issued ,,? got hold of a couple when i was in the army the two i have are pristeen but the other lads threw theres about and turnd the tips
    ps mine are both post war last ever issue ,and they have crows feet but no england on them , as they are no longer used
    Tom i believe they were in great demand from america ,, for and by whome i dont know ,BUT
    ime sure ADE will know
    cheers ian

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    Not very smart throwing a knife with such a heavy handle and delicate tip. What is issued instead then?

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    i dont know !!!! i left the army before the new issue
    allso i was a cavelry man ,not a parra or marine
    so realy i have no idea
    but it boads the question (how do you get a better knife???)
    cheers ian

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