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An exceptionally rare example signed by David Stirling
Manufactured at Fabbrica D'Armi Di Terni, the scabbard dated 1917
A rather interesting untouched and fresh-to-the-market example of a Second World War third pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife. The grip bears a cast mould mark and struck Ordnance inspectors view mark. The blade is very fine, retains its factory finish and has not been honed. Unusually, the scabbard has a nickel-plated chape and is a pattern encountered with very early second pattern knives. It is however original to this knife (the knurled grips of the second pattern scratch the surface of the scabbard leather, no such damage being present on this example). In all, a superb and idiosyncratic example.
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