3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes
If you’re a true knife connoisseur, you’re in for a treat. Introducing the legendary 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife with Leather Sheath, proudly crafted by William Rodgers. This piece of history, born in October 1943, is a testament to timeless craftsmanship and rugged elegance. Join us as we delve into the exceptional details of this iconic blade.
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Unveiling the 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife with Leather Sheath
If you're a true knife connoisseur, you're in for a treat. Introducing the legendary 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife with Leather Sheath, proudly crafted by William Rodgers. This piece of history, born in October 1943, is a testament to timeless craftsmanship and rugged elegance. Join us as we delve into the exceptional details of this iconic blade.
William Rodgers Sheffield England Craftsmanship
This masterpiece bears the distinguished William Rodgers Sheffield England makers stamp – a symbol of unparalleled knife craftsmanship. Notably, it lacks any ordnance markings, underscoring its unique historical significance.
The Distinct "27 Concentric Ringed" Hilt
The 3rd pattern style hilt boasts "27 concentric rings," meticulously constructed from cast zinc alloy, copper plated, and finished in an enduring black coat. The test of time has revealed this knife's battle scars, with the black finish now accentuating the deep grooves on the ringed grip.
Brass Pommel Cap and Steel Finger Guard
The pommel cap, crafted from brass, showcases a flattened tang end at its zenith. An oval-shaped steel finger guard proudly carries the WILLIAM RODGERS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND mark on its upper surface, serving as a mark of authenticity.
The Dual-Edged Dagger Blade
Measuring a formidable 17.4cm, the double-edged dagger blade comes cloaked in a sleek black finish. Its ruthless precision is a testament to the craftsmanship that went into creating this masterpiece.
Original Leather Sheath
This 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife is complemented by an original dark brown leather sheath, complete with a rounded end brass chape. The unique chape attachment via a rivet and the belt flap secured by two nickel solid rivets adds to its historical charm. The brown elastic retainer, while showing signs of wear, retains its functional appeal.
In its full glory, the knife stands tall at 29cm, weighing 285g. It's a piece of history that every collector, historian, and knife enthusiast should treasure.
- Historical Significance: Crafted in 1943, this knife carries a rich history.
- Superior Craftsmanship: William Rodgers Sheffield England ensures impeccable quality.
- Distinct Design: The 27 concentric ringed hilt and black finish set it apart.
- Authenticity: Marked with the William Rodgers Sheffield England stamp.
- Original Leather Sheath: A complete package, complete with brass chape.
Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of history that's not just a knife but a work of art. Capture the essence of a bygone era with the 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife with Leather Sheath by William Rodgers.
Note: Check out our attached pictures for a closer look, as they are an integral part of our condition report.
|New or Pre Owned||Pre Owned|
|Country of Manufacture||United Kingdom|
|Manufacturers Part No.|
|UK Legal Carry||No|
|Blade Length (cm)||17.5|
|Overall Length (cm)||29.5|
|Sheath or Pouch||Leather|