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British WWII Second Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife By Wilkinson *Broad Arrow B2 Marked




British WWII Second Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife
One of the rarest most sought after versions of the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knives
B2 stamped pommel (also stamped ENGLAND from when it was imported to the USA in the 1970s, further legitimizing this knife)
Brass handle
Blackened 6 5/8″ blade
Until 1942 Wilkinson Sword had been the only company which produced the F-S knives
M ade according to the drawings of the black hilt 2nd Pattern Wilkinson F-S knife
The grip was made from solid brass and cut by 16 lines per inch in a diamond pattern
A very rare knife that would fit into any British WW2 collection
Condition of the knife is very good, still with sharp edge
These knives were used by the newly formed Special Operations Executive,

“Cloak and Dagger Brigade”) S.O.E. who were the forerunner to Britain’s post war special forces and intelligence services
Knife is complete with its original sheath
The leather sheath is in good condition and retains its trouser tabs and a partial remnant of the elastic retaining band
This is the knife of a true fighting man; an increasingly scarce World War II, second pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife made by the Wilkinson Sword Co.