Fairbairn Sykes Golden Jubilee
Step into the world of blades where history converges with craftsmanship, and the Fairbairn Sykes Golden Jubilee 1946/1996 Commemorative Knife takes the spotlight. It’s not just a blade; it’s a testament to precision, a symbol of enduring dedication, and a true piece of history.
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The Fairbairn Sykes Golden Jubilee 1946/1996 Commemorative Knife: A Legendary Piece of History
Step into the world of blades where history converges with craftsmanship, and the Fairbairn Sykes Golden Jubilee 1946/1996 Commemorative Knife takes the spotlight. It's not just a blade; it's a testament to precision, a symbol of enduring dedication, and a true piece of history. Let's dive into the captivating story of this extraordinary knife.
A Legacy Shrouded in Secrecy
In November 1940, two legends in clandestine operations, Captains Fairburn and Sykes, joined forces with Wilkinson Sword Company's design team to craft the prototype of what would become the iconic FS Fighting Knife. This knife didn't just set a new combat standard; it etched its mark in history.
The initial design featured a hand-forged stiletto-shaped carbon steel blade, meticulously polished to a mirror finish. It proudly displayed the emblem of the Wilkinson Sword Company on one side and the emblem of the FS Fighting Knife on the other. It embodied quality and excellence.
The hilt, a masterpiece in its own right, was expertly crafted from solid brass, providing strength and a knurled grip for unparalleled control. The three-inch-long cross guard, with its gentle 'S' shape, showcased meticulous attention to detail. Both the hilt and guard received meticulous nickel-plating, ensuring durability that stood the test of time.
The Birth of an Icon
The journey of the FS Fighting Knife had humble beginnings. Only a limited number of knives were made to the original specifications before a series of modifications enhanced its design. By September 1942, the final pattern was perfected, and this pattern continues in production to this day.
A Symbol of Resistance
On January 14, 1941, the first Government contract was signed for these knives, marking the dawn of a new era in covert operations. Captain L.J.C. Wood, Royal Engineers, initiated the first order for 50 of these knives, with a unique destination – Knebworth and Brockhall. These knives became an integral part of SOE activities and achieved legendary status.
The Golden Jubilee Recreation
In celebration of the Club's Golden Jubilee, Wilkinson Sword meticulously recreated these knives to the original SOE specifications. These knives aren't mere replicas; they proudly bear the "Spirit of Resistance" logo and a commemorative inscription on the blade, displaying the original 1940s Wilkinson and FS logos on the reverse.
This is Commemorative Knife Number 10 of 50 – a rare gem, a symbol of history, and a collector's dream.
Experience Unparalleled Craftsmanship
When you hold the Fairbairn Sykes Golden Jubilee 1946/1996 Commemorative Knife, you're not just holding a knife; you're grasping a piece of history, a symbol of courage, and a manifestation of craftsmanship that defies time.
Here are five compelling reasons to make this knife yours:
- Historical Significance: This knife is a recreation of the legendary FS Fighting Knife used in covert operations during World War II, paying tribute to those who risked everything for the greater good.
- Precision Craftsmanship: The stiletto-shaped carbon steel blade, meticulously hand-forged and polished, is a masterpiece. The solid brass hilt and nickel-plated cross guard testify to the artistry behind its creation.
- Unique Commemoration: Featuring the "Spirit of Resistance" logo and a commemorative inscription, this knife isn't just a replica; it symbolizes resilience and sacrifice.
- Limited Edition: With only 50 of these knives ever crafted, owning one is akin to owning a piece of history. This is Commemorative Knife Number 10, making it even more special.
- Collector's Dream: Whether you're a collector or someone who appreciates exceptional blades, this knife is a treasure you'll want to add to your collection.
Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of history. Acquire your Fairbairn Sykes Golden Jubilee 1946/1996 Commemorative Knife today and experience the craftsmanship, history, and significance it embodies.
A Pre-owned knife, with no signs of use or sharpening. Complete with presentation booklet, Certificate and presentation box. A lovely model for any collection.
|New or Pre Owned||Pre Owned|
|Country of Manufacture||United Kingdom|
|Manufacturers Part No.||Fairbairn Sykes Golden Jubilee 1946/1996|
|UK Legal Carry||No|
|Blade Length (cm)||17|
|Overall Length (cm)||30|
|Blade Material||Carbon Steel|
|Sheath or Pouch||None|