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Fairbairn-Sykes original ?

Article about: Hi mates ! Heres´s a Fairbairn-Sykes commando dagger, (3rd pattern ?), I do not know, if it´s an legit one ? ... overall-lenght: 29,7 cm blade-lenght: 17,4 cm hilt: non magnetic Thx. in adva

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    Quote by Reibert View Post
    Nohill is correct, but, what´s about the military acceptance marks, ("broad arrow" and WD for war department) ?

    Are they faked ?
    No, 'Nohill' is not correct.

    J. Nowill and Sons, Sheffield were makers of these

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    Correct, sorry, Nowill and sons it is!
    Gouldy that picture is taken fro an angle and doesnt show much detail. Better ask for better pics..
    The WD marking, from what i understand was stopped somewhere 1895 (with few rare exemptions of some folding knives) anyway any so called military marking on a civil product is not real.
    Enjoy your weekend Gents!

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    No need to be sorry. Interesting info about the markings. Thanks
    Have a great weekend.

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    Good morning Reibert have a look at this site here it is very informative and I found it a great help while I was researching a 2nd pattern that I was looking at purchasing. ( The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knives - Introduction ) You will find the links on the top right corner most usefull particularly the wilkinson site second one down when you open the the link.

    Regards Mark K
    Last edited by Mark K; 07-27-2012 at 03:23 PM. Reason: Add information

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