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FS knives: Which to keep?

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    Default FS knives: Which to keep?

    Hi, I have 2 Fairbairn Sykes knives, I want to sell one and put money towards other purchases but can't decide which to part with. Im guessing they are both post- war unless someone can tell me different? The 1st one only has William Rogers Sheffield on the cross- guard and the 2nd one only has the 2 markings on the handle, one being the crossed keys. Any opinions greatly appreciated.
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    Default re: FS knives: Which to keep?

    I would not sell any of them, as they are a little different.

    Thanks for sharing
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

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    I wouldn't sell either of them unless I really had to as "they are the same but different".

    Just my 2pennorth.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    I would keep both like the others have said.

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    Has the bronze gripped one had it's blade re-tipped? Am not all that familiar with the FS's but this tip looks blunted and most that I've seen are like the other you've got.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    If I had to pick I'd keep 2.

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    Default re: FS knives: Which to keep?

    I'd keep the second one -

    Not enamored by the bent guard on the first.

    Pit.

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    Are both the same exact lengths?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Not the exact same lengths now but I guess they once were before the bronze grip one was sharpened down.

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    Keep number 2 then. I'd say the 1st one's been damaged and reworked.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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