Dagger, Fighting, Fairbairn Sykes, Type B2, BSA, 1942
  • Dagger, Fighting, Fairbairn Sykes, Type B2, BSA, 1942
  • Dagger, Fighting, Fairbairn Sykes, Type B2, BSA, 1942
  • Dagger, Fighting, Fairbairn Sykes, Type B2, BSA, 1942
  • Dagger, Fighting, Fairbairn Sykes, Type B2, BSA, 1942
  • Dagger, Fighting, Fairbairn Sykes, Type B2, BSA, 1942
  • Dagger, Fighting, Fairbairn Sykes, Type B2, BSA, 1942
  • Dagger, Fighting, Fairbairn Sykes, Type B2, BSA, 1942
  • Dagger, Fighting, Fairbairn Sykes, Type B2, BSA, 1942
  • Dagger, Fighting, Fairbairn Sykes, Type B2, BSA, 1942

Dagger, Fighting, Fairbairn Sykes, Type B2, BSA, 1942

€850.00

Rare Genuine WWII British Fairbairn Sykes fighting dagger, type B2.

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Rare Genuine WWII British Fairbairn Sykes fighting dagger, type B2.

Until 1942 Wilkinson Sword had been the only company which produced the F-S knives. In 1942 there came two more manufacturers. One was later known for its acceptance mark “  B2”. It was made according to the drawings of the black hilt 2nd Pattern Wilkinson F-S knife. Most likely it was made of BSA according to Robert Wilkinson Latham, who have found supporting documents for this. The close resamblance is the reason why many collectors assumed that the acceptance mark B2 stands for Wilkinson, but it has proven wrong. Wilkinson Sword only provided the drawings for BSAWilkinson Sword, BSA / "B2" and J. Clark & Son were the only producers of these early 2nd Pattern F-S knives.

The handle is cast in pure brass. The blades are delicate and uniform, and the weapon, though light, is perfectly balanced. The guard is marked England and B2, with the broad arrow. Delivered with a hand-made leather scabbard. This dagger was for mostly slipped into the pocket provided for this purpose along the pant leg of a paratrooper.

This dagger is in excellent condition.