A very good late war Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern Commando Knife, later placed into stores for future issue.
Likely an unissued or very lightly used knife from WW2 which was deemed good enough to be retained, marked, and placed into stores for future issue.
This 3rd pattern carries a pommel inspection marking of "4" It retains a good amount of original finish. It remains untouched since it was found, so a gentle clean would bring out the best in it. It has been marked to the pommel FR693
It has a blade length of just over 6.75 inches. The blade shows light sharpening, and has a small cluster of light markings to one edge of the blade.
The sheath is a correct wartime produced example, in very good condition. It retains its original elastic, although it has lost most of its elasticity. The rear is marked FR271.
At least one of these knives is known by me to have made its way to the Falklands in 1982. Whether it was acquired or issued from store however is a matter for further debate.
A very good example of a scarce FS variation.
Strictly over 18's only. Photo ID will be required before this item can be dispatched.