THE FAIRBAIRN SYKES FIGHTING KNIFE AND OTHER COMMANDO KNIVES
Published in 2013.
The research that has gone into this book reveals for the first time the World War 2 contract records as detailed by the Ministry of Supply, and provides proof from the records of Wilkinson Sword that the almost mythical 3 inch crossguard 1st Pattern F-S knife did exist. The book also gives details of inspection marks found on F-S knives and those responsible for such inspection, and provides illustrations of many of the variants of the knife that can be found. Chapters on fakes, the F-S knives of other Nations, and other types of knife used by the Commandos of World War 2 are also included.
Softcover. 263 pages, 463 black and white images.
£42 including postage and packing.
Above cost includes UK postage, overseas postage is extra and depends on location.
THE HISTORY & KNIVES OF ROBBINS DUDLEY - Now available. This booklet in A5 size has 44 pages and covers the history of the firm from its founding to its demise along with illustrations of the knives they made during WW1. It also provides evidence that their work was officially sanctioned by the Ministry of Munitions. The print run is limited to 300 copies.
Price is £10.99
Postage and packing are extra and at the following rates:
UK 2nd class post £1.43
USA and rest of World £5.02
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I have been sorting my library and have the following for sale. Prices are generally below the listings found on Amazon or Abe books. All the books are in very good condition with dust jackets protected by clear film. Some of the titles are now out of print and desirable by Randall collectors. Prices include UK postage. Note postage for Europe and other overseas destinations will be extra and will depend on location.
RANDALL KNIVES A REFERENCE BOOK by Sheldon and Edna Wickersham SOLD
RANDALL MADE KNIVES by Robert L Gaddis £175
RANDALL FIGHTING KNIVES IN WARTIME WWII, KOREA & VIETNAM by Robert E Hunt £175
RANDALL KNIVES, RARE, UNIQUE & EXPERIMENTAL by Robert E Hunt £25
RANDALL MILITARY MODELS, FIGHTERS, BOWIES & FULL TANG KNVES by Robert E Hunt £65