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Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife, Original

  Lot # 043
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  • Lot # 043
  • System ID # 379638
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Description

This British commando fighting knife was designed and used in WWII and beyond.  Marked "15" on the handle shaft.  This is an original specimen.  Inspector marked "Arrow 13" on the shaft of the handle.  The underside of the cross guard is marked twice "ENGLAND" and the stamp is somewhat illegible (almost like a double stamp). Both stampings are not super clear, as is the case with most originals (one authority warns that most fakes have markings that are too crisp). Blade is unsharpened and retains most blued finish.  Scabbard is outstanding, with light age but no damage to the leather.  Metal Lower scabbard tip is in place and not loose.