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Weekend F-S pickup – 2nd Pattern Nickel

Article about: Thanks to a friend who alerted me to a local auction held this past Saturday I added two F-S knives to the collection, the star being this all-nickel 2nd Pattern. It was easier finding a 1st

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    Very nice display.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Thanks Greg, I’ve seen this type of radial array used elsewhere and really like the look. Unfortunately it means that the scabbards need to be kept separately.

    Left to right:
    • late war 3rd Pattern wood handle - evidence suggests these were issued to the air force
    • Smooth Grip – attributed to Polish paratoopers, primarily by my friend the late F-S expert Dr. Bill Windrum, although there really is no solid supportive evidence for this
    • “Fat Man” large handle
    • “Beaded & Ribbed” handle
    • 1st Pattern (with provenance that I’ll need to post one day)
    • the long sought after newly acquired 2nd Pattern all nickel
    • 2nd Pattern with brass handle, Wilkinson etching
    • 2nd Pattern B2 marked - all black finish (evidence shows this type was issued in quantity to the Polish paratroops)
    • 3rd Pattern – early production with hand ground blade


    Many thanks again for everyone’s comments.

    Cheers,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    You've got some uncommon and valuable variations.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Yeah, that was my objective, to obtain one good honest example of each of the main types that may have been found in the hands of the Poles serving alongside the Allies. I tried to keep it to nine variants that would fit inside the 16x20 display case I built for the purpose. But just like those that choose to dabble in drugs thiking they can’t possibly get hooked, well, you know the rest. . .

    I’m at a dozen now, and counting.

    Cheers,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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