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Fairbarn Sykes knife opinions please

Article about: I have been offered this Fairbarn Sykes for a very good price. Do you guys see any red flags. Could I have your opinions please. Best regards Thorsteinn.

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    I have been offered this Fairbarn Sykes for a very good price. Do you guys see any red flags. Could I have your opinions please.
    Best regards Thorsteinn.
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    Could a moderator please move this thread to the Fairbarn Sykes subforum.

    Best regards Thorsteinn

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    I am not a fan of this knife.
    The construction looks good but the etching IMO looks like that of some known fakes.
    The letters F-S are extremely thin and the S is rotated slightly downward to the right.
    I would not be comfortable having this one in my own collection.

    Here is a good logo to compare against.------
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    Last edited by Chopperman; 05-16-2024 at 04:30 AM.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Also,
    The sheath is not from ww2. Originals were stapled together, not riveted.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Thank you for your opinion. I asked for closeup of the markings and he sent me these
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    private message sent.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    If this knife was original, there should be a Wilkinson Sword etch on the opposite
    side of the blade like the one pictured below. As you can see, there is none.

    This knife is a fake. They started out fully etched.
    Robert Wilkinson-Lathem threatened legal action against the maker of
    these knives and they began leaving the Wilkinson etch off completely
    or changing it to read "Wilknson" -- missing the 2nd "I".
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    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Many thanks for the input. I will run away from this offer. Again I really appreciate the help!

    Best regards Thorsteinn

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    You're welcome.
    I'm glad I could help.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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