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    F-S Knives

    I've collected sharp ordnance (APFSDS) for years, but recently got diverted slightly.

    The father of one of my friends was a commando in the war and his Fairbairn Sykes commando knife was hanging up in their house. Ever since the age of 10 I've wanted one and finally got my first FS 45 years later. The trouble is they get addictive and keep multiplying so now a modest collection is developing!

    Dave.


    Group shot
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    First pattern - top to bottom 2 standard first pattern, early version (poor condition) with more curved guard.
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    Second pattern - top to bottom, B2 black, ringed version, B2, Wilkinson Sword version
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    Third pattern - top to bottom, wartime version re issued, post war version
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    What a Great collection Dave and thanks for showing.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by SG500 View Post
    Ever since the age of 10 I've wanted one and finally got my first FS 45 years later. The trouble is they get addictive and keep multiplying so now a modest collection is developing!

    Dave.
    I understand.
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    "All live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with by qualified EOD personnel"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anders View Post
    I understand.
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    Some top quality items there, thanks for showing.

    Dave.

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    so you have 2 original? welrods,very impressive

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    I made reference to the early version of the first pattern at the start of this thread.
    Being new to collecting FS one of the go to web sites I frequent is run by Roy Shadbolt, an expert in such things.
    He has an excellent article about the early knives as follows
    https://www.fsknife.com/the-earliest-first-patterns

    The advice with FS knives is DON'T take them to pieces just leave them as they are so..........as the knife I had was very rough and having collected inert munitions for years (that you just have to take to bits).......well, I carefully took it to pieces.

    The result was interesting. Nice clear "62" stamped on the knife, guard and handle, which ties in well with what Roy writes about.

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    In pieces
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    "62" stamping

    62 guard.jpg62 handle.jpg62 knife.jpg


    Remains of Wilkinson Sword logo
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwieod View Post
    so you have 2 original? welrods,very impressive
    Yes I do both being the Mk.IIA, and thank you.
    "All live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with by qualified EOD personnel"

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    very nice,one came up for sale in an auction here in nz last year,it went for $8000NZD,i wish i had got it
    would love to have one someday

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwieod View Post
    very nice,one came up for sale in an auction here in nz last year,it went for $8000NZD,i wish i had got it
    would love to have one someday
    You need to have one.
    I have just been offered the Mk.I so I am seriously considering to add it to my collection.
    "All live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with by qualified EOD personnel"

 

 

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