A well worn all nickel Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife.
This is the early, first type of second pattern, similar to the first pattern, but with a straightened cross guard, and drop forged blade without ricasso. Around 40,000 of this type were produced.
As can be seen the knife is completely untouched, the grip is in good condition, the blade and cross guard have suffered, and have an even patination. Condition could be improved with a gentle clean.
Blade measuring: just under 6 5/8th inches.
Housed in the lower portion of a 2nd pattern sheath retaining its chape, which is still solid.
An honest example of this sought after knife, which has not previously been in a collection.
Perfect for the collector on a budget, or those who like thier items to show thier age.
Strictly over 18's only.