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Fairbairn & Sykes Smatchet Knife. Convinced it's genuine?

Article about: I have had this Smatchet Knife for years. I recently became aware that, as with the F&S Fighting Knife, there was a market for non-genuine copies of this SOE model. Would F&S learned

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    I have had this Smatchet Knife for years.

    I recently became aware that, as with the F&S Fighting Knife, there was a market for non-genuine copies of this SOE model.

    Would F&S learned members cast a professional eye over my knife, and wooden scabbard, and for my ease of mind declare it real?

    Thank you in advance, Mart.
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    I think that these are fairly hard to authenticate just from pictures.
    They were made by a few different manufactures, not just Wilkinson so
    variations do exist.

    I don't see any obvious red flags but I am not an expert on these
    and have never actually handled one.
    gregM
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    myself around.

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    Thank you for the information. I too had never handled one until I got this.

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