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    infos on fairbairn sykes 3 rd pattern knife

    Hi,

    New to this forum, I just acquire a Fairbairn Sykes commando knife and would like to know more about it . It is definitively a 3rd pattern, thin blade (??) 18cm long,cast alloy handle (pommel ?) with a number 1 on it, on the guard two marks : made in england sheffield & william rogers I cut my way.
    For what infos I can get on the net , the number 1 was from foundery molds (1 to 4) and were used by various manufacturers . Some say that these moods were destroyed at the end of the war !
    But I do not think that military issued knives during the war have the made in england sheffield on them.
    I know that Williams Rodgers was in business until 1953 (?) and the mark look genuine .
    So question is when was it manufactured ? and for whom ( military or general public ?)
    Other question is : how do you post pictures on this thread !!
    Thanks for your knowledge .

    Lannigdu

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    Re: infos on fairbairn sykes 3 rd pattern knife

    Hello and welcome.

    Instruction for posting photos can be found here.
    http://www.britishblades.com/forums/...hs-on-BB-v-2-0


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    Re: infos on fairbairn sykes 3 rd pattern knife

    thanks Andy, but still completely lost !!! and I use an Ipad .
    what I need is practical instructions ,difficult to teach an old sea dog new tricks !!

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    Re: infos on fairbairn sykes 3 rd pattern knife

    You might have one from WW2, look at bottom of this page and if the marking is the same http://gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/fs/p3/fs_knife_p3.htm

    Picture here would do wonders

    Regards!

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    Re: infos on fairbairn sykes 3 rd pattern knife

    Yes pictures will be great ! problem is : I am useless to understand how to post them with an Ipad !!!
    If you or anybody will be kind enough to post them for me I can email them !
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: infos on fairbairn sykes 3 rd pattern knife

    Quote Originally Posted by lannigdu View Post
    Yes pictures will be great ! problem is : I am useless to understand how to post them with an Ipad !!!
    If you or anybody will be kind enough to post them for me I can email them !
    Thanks in advance.
    You need to upload them to a photo sharing site (I use photobucket) then post a link here.

    Or email them to me (send me a PM) and I'll load them

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    Re: infos on fairbairn sykes 3 rd pattern knife

    The markings indicate this is post WW2 and would have been a commercial not military item,

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    Re: infos on fairbairn sykes 3 rd pattern knife

    You need to put the [img] brackets in

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    Re: infos on fairbairn sykes 3 rd pattern knife

    I am the worlds worse at posting pictures on a iPad l take a photo email the photo to myself it asks what size and there is I think three sizes to choose from and I normally send the second largest to myself and then it posts works every time.
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