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First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife

This surfaced recently with the HMS Largs grouping.

A good, used example of the ubiquitous 1st Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife.

The blade measures a full 6.75 inches, despite the re-profiling of the blades point.

Both etched panels remain clear and fully legible. The blade shows signs of sharpening, but no rust or pitting.

There is a very slight movement to the crossguard, but it has the be rocked to make it noticeable, and is in no way "wobbly". Some loss of plating to the side and underside.

Given the movement, and looking at the pommel button, it would appear that the knife may have been taken apart in the past, possibly for a field repair. It has been reassembled well and does not really detract.

Scabbard of brown leather with nickel chape, staple, "wings" and retaining strap removed, and modified to fold over the knifes pommel to facilitate the silent draw. It has had an extra piece of leather sewn and glued on the reverse to strengthen this upper scabbard section, but this is now hanging by a thread and almost detached.

Interestingly this is the second, and almost near identical repair I have seen to this type of scabbard. The first carried provenance to 3 Commando.

These seem to be sky rocketing in value, so this example represents good value, especially given its link to HMS Largs.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52622Price: 1695.00 GBP

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FS 1st Additional Images

Code: 52623Price: On Request

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HMS Largs Combined Operations Medal Grouping

Captured in 1940 at Gibraltar, HMS Largs was originally a French banana transport ship. She subsequently became a Combined Operations Headquarters ship for almost every significant amphibious operation of World War II, including Operations Torch, Husky and Overlord and she was manned by a naval, army and air force crew.

This grouping consists of a boxed group of five (and F&G bar) WW2 medals, with admiralty transmission slip (six awards), named to Turnbull. A well polished Royal Marines cap badge, a 1970's commemorative badge of the French Commando, a painted combined operations wall plaque, a framed combined operations formation badge, and a superb hand drawn commemorative scroll, which has been produced on the back of an old plotting map, and shows the actions which HMS Largs took part in.

I have been unable to establish if Turnbull was a seaman, or a marine. When I purchased this grouping it came with a 1st Pattern FS knife, which I have listed separately.

An interesting group, worthy of further research.

Code: 52621Price: 495.00 GBP

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1788 Heavy Cavalry Officers Sword

A good 1788 type Cavalry troopers sword.

The sword is in good solid condition with no movement. The hilt has a globular pommel, original wire binding to the grip.

The basket guard to be in its original configuration. No signs of cracking or damage, salt and pepper pitting overall.

35.5 inch single fullered highly flexible blade in dark stained condition. Traces of a makers name to the central fuller which may be made visible with gentle cleaning. Other etching visible at the ricasso, which again may improve with some TLC.

A good example of this rare pattern.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52620Price: 895.00 GBP

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Presentation Dia Chirra

A scarce half size presentation version of the "Royal Armoury" Dia Chirra kukri, circa 1920.

Attractive green horn hilted grip with decorative brass banding. Steel double fullered blade. Crescent armoury marking at the ricasso.

This example bears the intertwined initials of its original owner to the right hand side of the blade.

Housed in a leather covered wooden scabbard, complete with miniature chakmak and karda.

7 inch blade, 10 inches overall.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52615Price: 175.00 GBP

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Royal Naval Midshipmans Dirk

An exceptionally fine George V example, by Gieves of London. This looks to have had little to no use, and been tucked away for the last 80 plus years.

Bright gilding to the pommel, back strap and scabbard mounts. Perfect rayskin grip.

Bright blade with beautiful crisp etching. Some old dried grease to the blade.

Complete with original dirk knot.

A little boot black to the scabbard and this will be ready for parade.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52618Price: 525.00 GBP

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Short MK II Aircrew Kukri

A superb private purchase example of the hard to find short or half size MK II pattern, which has been shown to have been carried by aircrew and tank personnel.

This kukri with dark horn grips, and steel furniture.

No markings, as one would expect from a true war time manufactured piece.

Ridged leather covered wooden scabbard, complete with integral belt frog, which also houses the chakmak and karda, which are so frequently absent from this pattern.

Blade length 9.75 inches, 14 inches overall.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52614Price: 165.00 GBP

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Scarce George V Midshipman's Dirk Belt

A very good example of the hard to find Midshipman's Dirk belt. This example by Gieves, in very good used condition.

Code: 52619Price: 75.00 GBP

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WW2 Mk III Kukri

A good MK III type military kukri, which is maker marked "D.K.W." for "Doon Kukri Works".

12 inch single fullered blade, 16.5 inches overall.

Scabbard retains its military grade leather frog, behind which is an insert of leather, used to wedge the kukri in place. This carries military markings, and the regimental marking 7/8.

Some typical damage to the back edge of the scabbard from sheathing the blade.

Chakmak and karda present.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52612Price: 145.00 GBP

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RHA Highland Title

Inverness-Shire Territorial Battery. One lug absent.

Code: 52624Price: 22.00 GBP

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