This is a third pattern Fairbairn-Sykes, British fighting knife from World War 2. The crossguard reads “Bexfield, Sheffield“ and the grip retains its copper finish. This is likely to be a mid-war knife due to its squashed, doughnut shaped pommel and features a double edged, 17.5cm blade. The black, parkerized blade is in its original, excellent and unsharpened condition. This is one of the most iconic blades of the Second World War.
This third pattern knife is in excellent condition with some of the copper finish still visible on the grips and a superb parkerized blade. The scabbard is original and strong with some slight movement in the chape. Please see pictures for more detail as they form part of our condition report.